VIDEO: Find Out Where Nelsan Ellis Got Lafayette’s Catch Phrase From

November 13, 2014

Nelsan Ellis and Rutina Wesley Discuss the Final Season of HBO’s True Blood:

Nelsan Ellis as LafayetteHave you ever wondered where actor Nelsan Ellis got the catch phrase of ‘Hookah’ for his True Blood character Lafayette Reynolds? Yeah, me too! Well, you can find out who he stole the phrase from in the video below.

As well as Nelsan, you can tune in and find out what Rutina Wesley (who played Tara Thornton in the HBO vampire series) thought about her very last scene filmed for True Blood Season 7.

The pair also chat about their very first scene together on set as well as why Nelsan thinks Rutina was perfect in the role of Tara.

You can check out the video below for all the answers and more. Plus, don’t forget to purchase your copy of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 on DVD and BluRay. Alternatively, you can pick up the complete box set of True Blood Seasons 1-7. Both editions are available from Tuesday November the 11th 2014.

Sources: TVGuide – True Blood Video: Go Behind the Scenes of the Show’s Final Season

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True Blood Cast Bid an Emotional Farewell to Fans on New DVD Release

November 10, 2014

Watch as Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley and Others Say Goodbye to All the Truebies:

True Blood Season 7 FinaleWith the release of True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season approaching fast, Truebies just can’t see, to get enough of the little sneak peeks into the behind the scenes of HBO’s True Blood!

Well, here’s another one for you. In this video we get to see emotional farewells from the cast of True Blood, including Anna Paquin (Sookie Sackhouse), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) and Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton). As well as these, we can get some exclusive behind the scenes snippets of the shooting of the final episodes of Season 7.

Let us know your thoughts on this video by commenting below!

Source: ETOnline – Anna Paquin and the Cast of ‘True Blood’ Bid an Emotional Farewell to Their Fans

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True Blood BluRay Reveals the Vampire Tricks of the Trade

November 8, 2014

Ever Wondered What a Vampire Death Looked Like on the Set of HBO’s True Blood?

Violet in HBOs True Blood Tricks of the Trade sneak peek videoWith the 11th November 2014 release date for True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season, there has been a flurry of competition activity in relation to this final event in the life (and death) of True Blood. But what extras are included?

Well, the sneak peek video entitled Tricks of the Trade has just been released to whet your appetite. The clip features Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), and Karolina Wydra (Violet) and shows some of the behind the scenes work that goes into making True Blood so magic for the audience.

Let us know what you think of this video by commenting below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ Blu-ray extra shows how the special effects magic happens

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UK Truebies: Want to Win HBO’s True Blood Season 7 on DVD

November 6, 2014

Win Copies of the True Blood Season 7 Boxset:

HBOs True Blood Season 7 DVDWant to win a copy of Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood? Then make sure you check out the following competitions celebrating the release of Season 7 to DVD and BluRay on the 10th November 2014:

First up we have a chance to win one of three copies of the Season 7 boxset on offer courtesy of Big Gay Picture Show. The details are below:

For your chance to win one of the three copies of True Blood – Season 7 on DVD that we’ve got to give away, answer the question below and fill in your details, then press submit! The competition closes on November 19th 2014, so get answering and good luck!

QUESTION: Which of these True Blood stars are married in real life?

This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. Entries close 11.59pm (UK time) on November 19th, 2014. To read the fine print on this contest or to enter, please click here.

The next competition is from Entertainment Focus and is open (once again) to UK residents over the age of 18. You can enter this competition once per day up until 11.59pm (UK time) on November 21st 2014 to increase your chances of winning, however, multiple entries per day will not be counted. You can check out the details below:

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of True Blood Season 7 on Blu-ray, just answer the question below.

Where is True Blood predominantly set?

To read the fine print on this contest or to enter, please click here.

Sources: Big Gay Picture Show – Win True Blood – Season 7 On DVD & See How It All Ends!

Entertainment Focus – Win True Blood Season 7 on Blu-ray

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True Blood Season 7 Now Available for Digital Download!

September 22, 2014

Relive the Final Season of True Blood Today Via Amazon & iTunes:

Final scene of HBO's True Blood Season 7Can you believe it has been less than a month since we tearfully said goodbye to HBO’s True Blood? The seventh and final season was over way too quickly – but at least we can now relive it over and over again thanks to the digital release!

Amazon and iTunes have released True Blood Season 7 and you can now purchase them via the links below:


If you need to store your episodes, why not try the Tru Blood Bottle USB Drive just released in the HBO Store? It holds a whopping 16 GB of data and can be attached to your key chain or handbag as well. This item retails for $39.99 and now available in stock. You can purchase this item from the HBO Store by clicking here.


Keep track of all your files with the True Blood Bottle USB Drive 16 GB. The red plastic drive perfectly replicates the Tru Blood Beverage preferred by the undead of Bon Temps. Pop then top off and this 16 GB drive is ready to capture all your most unearthly documents and lets everyone know you’re the biggest True Blood fan.

Drive is 2.32” H x 0.87” D. Translucent ABS plastic casing.

While the digital download is not quite the same as holding the discs in your hand to some people, it will at least tide you over until the box set of True Blood is released in November. you can find out more details about the Season 7 and the box set of the complete series (Seasons 1-7) by clicking here.

Sources: Hypable – ‘True Blood’ season 7 hits Digital Download, HBO debuts clever USB drive

HBO Store – Tru Blood Bottle USB Drive 16 GB

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True Blood Church to Get a Makeover

September 4, 2014

Santa Paula’s First Christian Church to Get a New Coat of Paint:

The church featured in HBOs True Blood Season 7Santa Paula’s First Christian Church featured recently in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood, and thanks to that, they can now afford to paint it! The church was built in 1900 in the Carpenter Gothic style and is a designated Ventura County Historical Landmark #81.

In Season 7 we saw Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) and his wife, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) welcome vampire Willa Burrell (Amelia Blaire Rose) into the church when she had nowhere else to live. It was also the meeting point when the Hep-V vampires overran Bon Temps. Lastly, it was a place Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) went to when seeking advice about the little problem she was having with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) in Episode 10 (entitled Thank You).

Thanks to all this, the congregation of the First Christian Church now have to decide which color to paint it – white like it was or something a little different:

The surprise was the congregation voted for a gray-green trim, [only to discover during the power washing] a lot of layers down there was that gray-green color we decided on for the trim! At one time the whole church has been painted that color! We all found that fascinating.

Pastor Jenny Crosswhite had to say.

However, they had to wait for the paint job even though the funds were provided after the first time True Blood was filmed there, just in case HBO needed to film other events there before the Season 7 finale.

Source: Santa Paula Times – HBO’s True Blood begets new paint job for historic First Christian Church

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True Blood Season 7 & Complete Series Released November 11th

September 3, 2014

True Blood Season 7 and True Blood: The Complete Series to Be Released Simultaneously:

HBO's True Blood The Complete Series Pre-OrderRecently we announced that the DVD and Blu-Ray of HBO’s True Blood: The Complete Series was available for pre-order via Amazon. Now we have all the extra juicy details along with the release date of November 11th 2014! You can view the full press release from HBO below:

Press Release

New York, N.Y., September 2, 2014: Over the course of seven seasons, the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining hit HBO® series True Blood has kept fans on the edge of their seats with twists, turns and romantic entanglements for Sookie Stackhouse and her group of supernatural friends and foes. Created by Academy Award®-and-Emmy®-winner Alan Ball, the groundbreaking series will be released as a complete series set day-and-date with the seventh and final season box set, just in time for diehard “Truebies” to add to their holiday wish lists.

True Blood: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray ($299.99), DVD ($249.99) and Digital HD on November 11, 2014,features all 80 episodes from the revolutionary series on 33 discs, packed with all of the bonus content from the individual season releases, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, a Snoop Dogg music video, Tru Blood beverage ads and 40 audio commentaries.The Blu-ray set also includes a Digital HD copy of all 80 episodes.

True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season will also be available on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) on November 11, 2014 and includes the full 10-episode final season, along with extensive bonus materials including behind-the-scenes interviews and never-before-seen content that gives viewers a look at the final days on set.

For fans who can’t wait until November to binge on the final batch of episodes, True Blood:The Complete Seventh Season will also be available to own on Digital HD September 22, 2014, a few short weeks after the series finale on August 24.

This is the first time in the series’ history that episodes will be available digitally so soon after airing on HBO!

Bonus Material
Bonus features for True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season include all of the exciting content True Blood fans have come to expect, while taking a special focus on the final days on set as cast and crew say farewell to the show:

Blu-ray Features (along with all DVD extras):

  • True Death: The Final Days on Set – Witness the final days of True Blood through the eyes of your favorite cast members as they document their experiences on their last times on set. See cast and crew as you have never seen them before with this exclusive access. Be there as we say goodbye to the town of Bon Temps forever.
  • True Blood Lines – Uncover secrets from relationships past and present in this engaging fully interactive guide and archive.

DVD Features:

  • True Blood: A Farewell to Bon Temps: Say goodbye to True Blood with this behind-the-scenes special of the series as it enters its seventh and final season.
  • Audio Commentaries – Five commentaries with cast and crew.
  • Previews & Recaps

About True Blood: The Complete Series
Thanks to a Japanese scientist’s invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures “coming out of the coffin.” In the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is open-minded about the integration of vampires – particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year old living up the road. But at the service of Bill’s less virtuous vampire associates, Sookie is drawn into a series of catastrophes that will put their love to the test.

About True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season
This year, a season-opening battle between raging Hep-Vamps and their Bon Temps prey sets the stage for a season-long series of hair-raising denouements for Sookie, Bill, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Sam (Sam Trammell), Alcide (Joe Manganiello), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and their human/vampire allies and adversaries. As we’ll see, some of True Blood’s most beloved figures will meet cruel fates, while others will cheat death (true and otherwise) to forge happily-ever-after relationships that will leave fans surprised and, ultimately, satisfied. What will happen to your favorite True Blood character?

Source: HBO Inc.

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Anna Camp on Being True Blood’s Sarah Newlin

September 1, 2014

Sarah Got What She Deserved According to Anna Camp:

true-blood-season-7-episode-10-sarah-ericSarah Newlin (played by Anna Camp) was one of those characters truebies seriously loved to hate. Many fans wanted to see her die a hideous death in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood – Anna Camp included! Surprisingly though, Sarah survived the series, something Anna never expected after all the atrocities she inflicted on the vampires at vamp camp in Season 6.

Considering Sarah Newlin was the kind of person who followed many different belief systems and managed to convince herself she was being righteous rather than sadistic was being a blood donor slave a fate worse than death? Or did she deserve redemption? Anna weighs in on this:

It’s hard to say. Living in the character, I justified everything she did. It’s hard to say when you’re playing someone like that. I mean, yes, I did try to kill all of them in Season 6, so technically I deserved punishment …She was convicted in what she was believing in at the moment. I don’t know if consciously she was trying to get out of trouble when she turned into a Buddhist – but I think she truly, truly believed that she was. On some subconscious level, it’s a way of exonerating herself from all of the guilt that she felt. She’s just this complete narcissist …it’s basically her world and she’s living in it and that’s OK.

While Sarah ended up a captive at the end, there were many scenes during Season 7 that were very demanding physically on the actress. For the scene involving Sarah being thrown around by Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Anna had to wear a harness:

We spent three days shooting those scenes and when I saw it in the episode, they cut so much from what we shot. It’s really fascinating. I was exhausted shooting those things at like four in the morning, because they’re all night shoots …It’s definitely not the most comfortable thing. It feels like you have a permanent wedgie for two hours. Even when you’re out of it, it still feels like it’s there.

However, according to Anna, the hardest scene to shoot was actually Sarah’s last scene in the True Blood finale. She had to hold her arms up for so long that she lost the feeling in them!

What do you think about Sarah Newlin surviving True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Wall Street Journal Speakeasy – Anna Camp on the Final Days of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2?

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Alexander Skarsgard: “I Think How He Ends Fits With How He’s Lived”

August 30, 2014

Alexander Skarsgard Discusses the End of HBO’s True Blood:

Pam and Eric in HBOs True Blood finale Episode 10 entitled Thank YouConsidering how much blood and gore and unhappiness can occur during your average True Blood episode, the finale turned out to be surprising upbeat – in between the aforementioned blood and gore! But, arguably the happiest – and funniest – ending of all went to the crew at Fangtasia. Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and his progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), ended up taking over Mr. Gus’s (Will Yun Lee) company and making their fortune selling New Blood.

But what did Alexander think of his character’s story?

I think how he ends fits with how he’s lived. He’s always had a clear mission and a clear agenda on his mind.

But while he may be happy with how Eric’s story ended, it didn’t mean he was happy with the show ending. With the conclusion of the final scene, Alexander had this to say:

It was unbelievably emotional. That show has been such a huge part of my life. I’ve met some really good friends on that set, and there is no doubt that they will remain close friends forever… The last scene I filmed, I was just trying to take it all in and I started crying.

So it wasn’t just Kristin Bauer van Straten who was crying about the demise of the show then.

You can read the full interview Alexander did with US Magazine by clicking here.

What do you think about how the story ended for Eric and Pam? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: US Magazine – Alexander Skarsgard on the True Blood Finale: “It Was Unbelievably Emotional” to Film, I “Started Crying”

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Riley Smith Discusses Being the Latecomer

August 30, 2014

Joining HBO’s True Blood Was Like Joining a Family:

Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) and Keith (Riley Smith) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')For newcomer, Riley Smith, joining the cast of HBO’s True Blood was daunting, but the cast welcomed him with open arms – especially Anna Paquin (who plays main character Sookie Stackhouse)!

Riley joined the cast of True Blood for the final season as vampire Keith, a member of James’s (Nathan Parsons) band seen in Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) of Season 7. He falls for waitress Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) after he saves her life by giving her his blood in order to heal her. Their relationship is hindered right from the start though considering Arlene has never been a vampire advocate as well as the fact she is a Hep-V carrier. In the True Blood finale (Episode 10, entitled Thank You), we see Keith and Arlene seem to have their happily ever after.

In the video interview below, Riley discusses the True Blood family, their fans and plenty more with AfterBuzz TV hosts Kristin Carole and Scott Moore. Riley also discusses his character’s relationship with waitress Arlene and how there possibly wasn’t enough time left to really flesh out their love story. He was also unaware of just how much of a fan favorite Arlene is to the truebies.

Let us know your thoughts on Keith, Arlene and their happy ending by commenting below!

Source: AfterBuzz TV – Riley Smith (90210) Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On

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