Stephen Moyer: True Blood’s Leading Vampire

June 22, 2009 by  

bill-true-blood-poster-season-2Stephen Moyer plays the lead role in Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood as the 173 year old vampire, Bill Compton, who falls in love with a telepathic bar waitress named Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in a world where vampires have come out of their coffins and are trying to integrate within regular society.  Stephen speaks with Whitney Matheson from USAToday about the success of the show, what is in store for Bill and Sookie and answers some readers’ questions.

Q: Now that True Blood has returned, what sort of reactions have you been hearing?

A: People seem genuinely excited by it. I think that our first two episodes are very much about setting up new ideas for the season, and Episode 3 is when it really starts to show something completely new. I’ve only seen up until Episode 3, but I was blown away by it. I think it’s really interesting television, and it breaks new ground.

Q: One thing we’re seeing is that Eric has a larger presence this season. What is that relationship between Bill and Eric going to be like?

A: Well, it starts off as one that is respectful, because he is Bill’s elder and because he’s a sheriff. Bill has to kowtow to him in many ways, which he doesn’t like. What’s really interesting, I think, is that Alan (Ball, the executive producer) and the writers have set up a modern-day feudal system, like a hierarchical kind of system where you’re not allowed to speak down to your elders or the person above you. It’s very old-fashioned, and I really like that. So even when Bill is incredibly (ticked) off with Eric‘s behavior, he has to be very careful with how he voices that.

To read the full and complete interview click here.


(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)

  • emily

    great article. loved it. thanks for sharing.

  • Nia

    Stephen/Bill is the main vampire character, but Alex/Eric is also a very important vampire, as we will see in the episodes to come.

    • Antonio

      Agreed Well Spoken.

  • neonskyq1

    why isnt ALex there they are not Promoting alexander skarsgard enough they are just leaving him on the back burner?