May 8, 2014
Willa Spills Her Guts as HBO’s Vampire Series Winds Up:
Recently, Zap2It.com scored an interview with True Blood newcomer, Amelia Rose Blaire (who plays baby vampire Willa Burrell). While she was quite vague about what she had to offer in what what will go down in HBO’s True Blood Season 7, there is still plenty of information to be gleaned from the interview. In a nutshell, this is what we can expect from Season 7 according to Amelia Rose Blaire:
- The ending will be out of control.
- Season 7 will pick up directly where it left off in Season 6 – so it looks like we will find out immediately what goes down at Bellefleurs with those Hep V infected vampires approaching.
- There will be more boundary pushing:
…being the final season of True Blood — which is a show that always pushes the boundaries — I think anything can happen and everything will happen.
- Season 7 will see a continuation of Brian Buckner’s vision of bringing the show back to being a story about the interaction between vampires and humans.
- There is STILL no news on how Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will return in Season 7, with Amelia keeping very tightlipped over his storyline.
- Hep V vamps are certainly not zombies in Blaire’s opinion:
I mean, they’re definitely really creepy looking. Any time there’s actors playing the Hep-V characters on set, it just looks so scary because of all of the veins and everything and the way that they’ve made them up. But I don’t really know, because “zombies” for me implies dead in the brain. Like, that’s just not working and you’re kind of a walking body. I don’t think that the Hep V vamps, in my opinion, are like that.
Considering Amelia Rose Blaire admits to not yet seeing the final few episodes of True Blood Season 7, it can be expected that there are even more surprises in store!
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
True Blood Season 7 premieres on June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Source: Zap2It.com – ‘True Blood’ Season 7: Amelia Rose Blaire promises ‘out of control’ series finale
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April 2, 2014
Is Willa Involved With a Different Crowd Now?
It turns out that Amelia Rose Blaire was a fan of vampires and HBO’s True Blood long before she wowed the producers in her audition for Willa Burrell. Winning the part was just the icing on the cake, as far as she was concerned:
I had watched (“True Blood”) since the beginning, so I was a fan, and I knew everything that had happened in the previous seasons, and getting to work with HBO, I mean, it’s a pretty incredible package to be offered. I never expected to book something like this.
While she may have never dreamed of working on the True Blood set, we sure are glad she auditioned in the first place, since Willa has, over such a short period of time, become a fan favorite.
Now that Willa has gone from being daddy’s little girl to Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgard) little girl, what else could possibly be in store for her in Season 7? According to Amelia Rose Blaire, it’s a new crowd to hang out with!
So far this season, I’ve gotten to work with a very different group than I worked with last season. The things I’m doing to prepare now are very different than what I did last season, because Willa’s in a different place.
Well, isn’t that intriguing? While Willa was mainly focused with Eric and the vampires directly surrounding him in Season 6, there is a whole other world of characters she could get mixed up with in Season 7 – especially now her new vampire daddy burst into flames at the end of Season 6! Will she be spending some time with Sookie (Anna Paquin) down in Bon Temps perhaps? Or will there be loose ends to catch up on with her father’s colleagues? Maybe she’ll help out around Fangtasia? There are many options for her this season.
But Amelia is keeping quiet about what else may be happening in True Blood’s final season:
I have no idea how it’s going to end or where it’s going. But we’re moving very fast towards something, and I’m excited to see what it is we crash into. I think it’s going to be the perfect end.
What would your perfect end be for True Blood? let us know in the comments below!
Sources: Trib Total Media – So Many Questions: Actress Amelia Rose Blaire gets to the point of ‘True Blood’s vampires
First To Know – Amelia Rose Blaire’s ‘True Blood’: Entering a World of Sex, Southern Drawls, and Vampires
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August 26, 2013
Who Has Been Promoted to Series Regulars on True Blood?
It has been confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard (who plays Eric Northman) will be returning in Season 7, although in what sort of a capacity is yet to be seen. Showrunner Brian Buckner first announced he will return, but then backtracked by saying that the way in which he returns could be questionable.
But there are now three more names to add to the line up as series regulars for True Blood Season 7:
- Amelia Rose Blaire. Amelia plays newly turned vampire Willa Burrell, the daughter of the anti-vampire, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) loving Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). It will be very interesting to see how the dynamics between Willa, her maker Eric Northman, and her vampire sibling Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) play out over Season 7
- Karolina Wydra. Wydra played the vampire obssessed with Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Violet Mazurski. It seems Jason will be sexually frustrated a while longer with Violet being the ‘hard to get’ kind of vampire.
- Luke Grimes. James plays the newest vampire spunk, James. He and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) are currently an item and many fans are excited to be seeing more of James in Season 7
Who do you think will last to see the end of True Blood Season 7? Who’s relationships will last? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Enstars.com – ‘True Blood’ Season 7 Spoilers: Amelia Rose Blaire & Others Promoted to Series Regular Status [VIDEO, News]
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August 9, 2013
Is Sarah Newlin Praying for True Blood?
With only two episodes left of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, fans are starting to get anxious about all their favorite vampires now trapped in the room from Billith’s (Stephen Moyer) vision from earlier in Season 6. Will they all meet the sun?
In the latest video teaser of Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters), we find Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) praying – but for who or what, is unclear. Is she praying for her own safety perhaps? After seeing what looks like Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) holding a gun to her head in the previous Episode 9 promo, then possibly she is indeed praying for her own salvation.
We also find snippets of that damn roof opening up over our True Blood vampires. Will they all die? Then Jason Stackhouse is screaming and bodies are burning. If you slow that particular scene down, you can see a redhead cowering in the background – is that Jessica (Deborah Ann Wool)? Why isn’t she burning?
We also find Billith coming out of Fairyland – or is he being forcibly pushed out? Especially since we see a very brief moment of a very angry Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) – and is Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) tied up behind him? Finally, there is that flash of what appears to be Lilith (Jessica Clarke). Which leads fans to wonder ‘what’s that all about?’
So many questions. Only this Sunday will be able to answer them for us – #waitingSUCKS!
Let us know what you think of this latest True Blood Season 6 promo video by commenting below.
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Prayer Tease
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August 5, 2013
“Some Jaw Dropping Scenes Still to Come”, She Reveals!
So far in True Blood Season 6, we have seen Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) watch his sister Nora (Lucy Griffiths) have her last moments on earth, thanks to the government engineered Hepatitis V. Even though she was dying, she still begged Eric to stay with and comfort his progeny Pam Swynford de Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten). Also thrown into this mix was his newly turned baby vamp, Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire).
Sarlene Leeds, from Rolling Stone magazine, had a sit down with Amelia Rose, a long time Truebie herself who now plays Willa, and asked her a load of questions about the people, the part and the parting of True Blood Season 6.
She’d always loved the show and watched it with her friends, so to be a part of something like that is a dream come true. Especially as she gets to be one of her favourites; a vampire! Amelia Rose says that she loves the time on set, especially with such names as Rutger Hauer and Arliss Howard there to work beside. Leeds was keen to find out if Blaire got any advice about starting out in the business of acting:
I talked a lot to Arliss , who played my father, and he gave me some great advice on the first day. Because I was nervous and I was like, “I want to do a good job. I want to prove that they made the right choice in hiring me.” And he pulled me aside and was like, “Hey, you’ve got the job, so anything you do, everything you do, is right. There’s nothing wrong. All of your choices from here on out, are right, because the character is yours.” And so that was really cool to have him tell me that, especially because he’s such a talented actor. It was so fascinating to watch him on set, because every single time he would do something different. He was very physical, always yipping and yelping [laughs] in his character, so having him tell me that was really special.
According to Sarlene Leeds from Rolling Stones magazine, the scene where Willa Burrell was turned from a human into a vampire, was quite beautiful. She then wanted to know what Amelia Rose Blaire thought of it:
It was a trip when I saw it because I don’t remember shooting that scene. We shot it in many different sections because with the blood, we couldn’t do it in one seamless shot. But seeing it afterward, I thought it turned out really well. I remember after I shot the scene, I got home and the next morning I woke up and I went through such a strange reaction. Like, I woke up really, really angry, and then I got really, really sad, and then I got really, really happy and then angry again. I was like, “Whoa, what is going on?” And then I realized, “I died last night!” So of course I’m going to have this extremely volatile reaction to that, and it was also a very similar reaction to the one Willa had when she woke up the next evening. She was really, really happy, then really, really mad, and then very betrayed, so I definitely had a parallel with my reaction afterward.
Usually, being a vampire on HBO’s True Blood means loads of slinky, sexy costumes. This year, the attire is a little different – a little more prison garb. Was there any costume envy for Amelia Rose Blaire?
I actually loved that nightgown. I got really attached to it, and all of the different stages of it. They had the first one, and then in the beginning of episode four, it started getting a little muddy around the bottom, and then the final one was all covered in blood. So by the time I had to go into the prison scrubs I was like, “I want to go back in the nightgown!” [laughs]. It was just so beautiful; Audrey [Fisher] just does a fantastic job, all of the costume department. But I love wearing costumes and anything puts you in a certain state of mind, so the prison scrubs definitely put me in a very specific state of mind, too. But I would love to get to eventually wear some kind of traditional, sexy vampire outfit.
Finally, Rolling Stone magazine wanted to know if there was any gossip Blaire could dish out for the remainder of True Blood Season 6:
There are definitely going to be a lot of things that are going to make people’s jaws drop, and people’s heartstrings are going to get pulled. And because I was a fan of the show from the beginning, something that I love about what [show runner] Brian Buckner has done is, he’s grounded it back in something that was very similar to what I loved about the show when it first came out, which was the humanity in the vampires.
I have a feeling Willa Burrell is going to be a very strong character in the long run; over the past two episodes, she single-handedly helped Eric, her father and a dying Nora to escape from Vamp Camp and remains poised to take a significant role in the ongoing human-vampire war as True Blood approaches its final episodes of the season.
For more Q&A with Amelia Rose Blaire, go to the source article below or click here.
Source: Rolling Stone magazine – Q&A: ‘True Blood’ Actress Amelia Rose Blaire on Vamping It Up
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July 15, 2013
What did you think of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 5, entitled F*ck the Pain Away? While I found there were moments of daytime television and bad lesbian prison porn, over all, I think this is my fave episode for Season 6 so far.
What went down:
- WTF?! Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) parents tried to kill her? Really Warlow (Robert Kazinsky), I don’t believe your lies!
- Oh, so NOW Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) is high…and remains so (with great hilarity) throughout Episode 5
- Billith (Stephen Moyer) steals Benlow thanks to maker magic
- Andy (Chris Bauer) finds his fae-girls – and only one of them survives. With the help of some vamper blood, Andy is able to revive her and discover Billith’s
plan to save the vampiresevil plot
- Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) surrender in order to break Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) out of prison. This plan will only work if Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) has convinced her daddy, Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard), that vampires are humans too. Oops, guess Eric didn’t get that memo…
- Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is a typical small town, narrow minded lady-dog who just likes to meddle in the lives of others. And when she can’t convince Burrell to marry her, she moves on to Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). When Jessica arrives on the scene, all fairy-blood high and claiming that Billith may not be god, but the devil instead, Sarah has her arrested – but not before there is a daytime television, lesbian-fuelled, bible-off
- NOTE TO HBO: How can Sarah Newlin rescind Jessica’s invitation into Jason’s house?
- We find out the nuts and bolts (but mainly the nuts when Warlow gets naked) of the Warlow and Lilith (Jessica Clarke) backstory – which gets a bit weird when Lilith’s face becomes Billith’s and we are reminded of the shaving scene between Jason and Ben in Episode 4
- HBO are crap at making guys look hot with long-haired wigs
- Alcide (Joe Manganiello) is just a small wolf trying to pee in a large pond
- NOTE TO ALCIDE: don’t disown your daddy because later on (as according to the almighty laws of TV) he will be the one who finds Sam (Sam Trammell) and Emma (Chloe Noelle)
- The werewolf storyline is boring
- Vamp camp is really just
bad lesbian prison porna lab rat version of The Hunger Games, what with it’s reapingnumber system and gladiator pit and all…
- Pam goes into therapy. Since she is new at having to discuss her feelings and all that crap, she should probably be forgiven for ending up in the aforementioned gladiator pit with her ex-maker after claiming she has no feelings towards him. Probably… but I will save my decision until the outcome of Episode 6
- Terry (Todd Lowe) hires an old mate, Justin, to kill him
- Sookie hires Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to make contact with her dead parents and it turns out Benlow was right – her daddy, at least, was trying to kill her in order to save her from becoming a vampire-fairy hybrid. And YAY, Lafayette FINALLY gets his own storyline in Season 6!
- Maybe Benlow isn’t nasty, maybe he’s just lonely since he’s the only one of his kind…
- Sam is a tool, not only for being callous to Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) after she tries to phone her parents and let them know she’s alive, but for forgetting that Luna (Janina Gavankar) has only just died…
- The shifter story is boring
- Jason joins up with the LAVTF in an attempt to save Jessica
- Lafayette gets possessed by Sookie’s dad and tries to finish off what he started all those years ago…
- Billith is nearly as good at mimicking Lilith as Lafayette is at being Corbett (Sookie’s dad)
- Sarah and Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) join forces again to present the Gov. with the ultimate Hunger Games event: The Eric vs. Pam Stake Off!
So what did you think of Episode 5, F*ck the Pain Away?
Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 6, Episode 5 Recap
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July 11, 2013
What were your favorites?
Did I miss any?
Let me know in the comments section below!
Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 4 #TBQuotes
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