Stephen Moyer’s Sunlight Issues

March 9, 2010 by  

Stephen Moyer loves his job portraying Bill Compton on True Blood. However, he never expected it to rule parts of his regular life.

After Stephen was hired to the HBO hit show, he moved to Southern California, completely excited about his new job and living in a part of California known for being perpetually sunny. He was especially looking forward to getting to go to the beach (lucky him) and sunbathing. Not so fast, Stephen! True Blood producers changed Stephen‘s plans very quickly. As Stephen said,

“I couldn’t wait to live by the beach and enjoy the weather, then they dye my hair and make me stay out of the sun. I was banned from sunbathing!”

Since Stephen is playing a vampire (and vampires by their very natures are not the type to tan), this makes a lot of sense, and Stephen has played up his paleness a bit too. Thanks to the lack of sunbathing, Stephen has claimed he’s the palest man in Hollywood, second only to Twilight star Robert Pattinson.

That doesn’t stop the enormous fanbase Stephen who adore him regardless if he is tanned or not.

“I don’t think my fans are more aggressive than Robert Pattinson’s. You don’t get much more aggressive than a virginal 14-year-old.  But they grab you and think it’s OK to touch you – girls, ladies and men.  They want to be bitten and want you to break their skin. I have been sent underwear. A German woman sent me pictures of her naked on a white horse!”

Even without the tan, True Blood fans adore Stephen and what he brings to True Blood and seem to express in many interesting ways.


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(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)

  • Ckayed

    I pray that the make up artists DO NOT have Bill Compton looking as horrid as he looked in Season Two. Look, we all know that the vampires are vampires but putting that wretched white make-up on them and then that horrible black hair on Bill was downright awful. Just allow Bill Compton to look like he did in Season One – his coloring and his hair looked so much better. Not many of us True Blood fans like the make up that was used to get Bill and Eric looking the way they did in Season Two. PLEASE keep your fans happy and get rid of the white pastey look. We know they are vampires! Please.

  • Well….I’m finally going to be getting season 2, this june!!! What the heck!! Geez, season 3’s about, ready to start! I kinda, over did it on season 1..over and over and over….now, done….So, totally ready for it to get here…Cause, now I’m all about, Gerard Butler, Jude Law…(good ones,there) I am getting an older movie with Jude,as a vampire,,and I saw Gerard as on,too…Of, course my Stephen is the best!! (you notice how I said,”My”..yup,I did!!) Anyways, lookin to get all Glamored..AGAIN!!!!

    • Lani – join the Club! The Club who appreciates this gorgeous, beautiful, talented, witty, funny and lucky man!

  • Antonio

    Good article I enjoyed reading it. That must be hard moving to SoCal and wanting to hit the beach and then being told you’re not allowed to! Fortunately, Fans Have seen him with a tan and his lighter hair! Why couldn’t they just put a black wig on him and apply pale white makeup on his face and hands? I hope that he’s permitted to walk the beach with his dogs! If Alex moves out there will they do the same thing to him? Going to Southern California and Not being able to sunbathe and lie out on the beach is like going to Disneyworld and not being permitted to walk through the Magic Kingdom!! Oy!

  • Most of this stuff has been recorded before. I guess it gets old getting the same questions over and over and to find new answers. However, Stephen was his most enjoyable self and I look forward to reading or listening to him.