For the Furbangers and Fangbangers – True Blood’s New Supernaturals

June 10, 2010 by  

Season 3‘s new werewolf, Alcide Herveaux, will make the love triangle of Bill, Sookie and Eric into a love square.  That’s according to Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide, Sookie‘s new bodyguard.

Speaking with Access Hollywood, Joe admitted he’s happy to see werewolves getting more respect in Hollywood.  In fact, he used the personal trainer who got Hugh Jackman into shape for his Wolverine role in X-Men.  Joe said he trained six days a week and ate constantly (high protein) in order  to get “that kind of animal shape” because “abs are definitely a requirement”.

Good thing, too, because we’ll be seeing plenty of him.  Alcide will be “exposed” quite a bit.  Evidently this is due to his feral nature.  And with regard to being feral, Joe‘s body double is a huge “real” wolf with yellow menacing eyes.

About his character, Joe told Access, “I’m constantly running around grabbing all of the women on the show…there’s only a few women on the show I haven’t run after and grabbed.  It’s just kind of how werewolves say ‘hello’.”

For vampire love, Season 3 introduces Russell Edgington, King of Mississippi (played by Denis O’Hare) and his lover/partner, Talbot (played by Theo Alexander).  They’ve been together as a couple for 700 years.

Denis explained the relationship as being complicated.  Talbot is Russell‘s lover, his boyfriend, and also his son.  Russell is Talbot‘s maker.

And the relationship is very passionate, according to TheoTalbot is very happy being a vampire and he loves his mate.  But there will be some “bumps in the road”.  Could it be that the king is not faithful?

Are these actors enjoying their new roles on True Blood?  Denis stated that this is a “once in a lifetime experience”.

“I will never be able to have a job as great as this again in my life,” he told Access.  “It’s a great bunch of people.  It really is phenomenal.”

But we know that.  And in just 3 more days we’ll be watching the premier of Season 3 – on June 13.


(Photo credit – HBO and