SPOILERS True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Talks to TV Guide

July 20, 2009 by  

090717stephenmoyer2In a TV Guide interview, Adam Bryant talked with Stephen Moyer on his role as brooding Vampire Bill Compton on Alan Ball’s True Blood.  Adam ponders that being in the hit series is “not such a bad place to be?” but then mentions that Stephen’s character of Bill fades away in Charlaine Harris’s third installment of the Sookie Stackhouse novels upon which the series is based.  Citing the survival of Lafayette, [Editor’s note: SPOILER for those of you who did not read the book Lafayette, played by Nelsan Ellis, dies at the end of the first book] Adam points out that Alan has already deviated from the book series.

Stephen rejects the posibility that Vampire Bill will disappear from the series next year, pointing out: 

That gives Alan the opportunity to invent something. Just like last season with the V trips — they had to invent that. And they’re very good at it. So I’m confident that however they keep him there, they’ll make Bill’s story interesting.”

Stephen also discussed with TV guide Eric Northman’s (played by Alexander Skarsgard) increasing interest in Sookie, Vampire Hierarchy, and some insight into Alex’s character of Eric Northman:

“Toward the end of the season, we’re going to see the hierarchy taken almost to its peak,” he says. “We’re going to meet the monarchy, if you will. Last year, we met the grand judge of Louisiana, and this year we’re going to meet the monarch of Texas. But he’s not the monarch of America. It’s kind of an almost feudal system. I love the idea of this incredibly detailed society in which manners are very important as to how you relate to people that are above you.”

Teasing the ‘shipper fans of Sookie and BillStephen says:

“You can’t watch two characters be happy in love for 12 episodes,” Moyer says. “That would be extremely dull. I do know that [a separation is] going to happen. The writers will do what’s best for the show. And who’s to say they won’t create a character for Bill to love? I’d love to be a fly on the wall in the writers’ room.”

We would too!

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(photo credit: HBO Inc.)