Anna Paquin Gets Added Back to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

October 2, 2014

Fox Will Re-Release This Film Next Summer With the ‘Rogue Cut’:

Anna Paquin (star of HBO's True Blood) is set to reprise the role of Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future PastFans of Anna Paquin (who also starred as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) were saddened when her character, Rogue, was basically removed (except for a small cameo role) from the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, it seems there is some exciting news in relation to the film’s re-release next summer – Rogue will get more of her story told this time round with the ‘Rogue Cut’ version of the movie to hit the home video platform.

There is no definitive date yet, with Fox announcing only that the director’s cut of the movie will hit the shelves in the first half of 2015. X-Men writer, Simon Kinberg had this to say about the extra ten minutes of footage that will be added back into the movie:

It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie [Anna Paquin’s Rogue storyline]. We want to give [fans] the fullest picture of the film — behind the camera, and in front of it … Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character.

The extra footage relates mostly to Rogue but will also include scenes with other characters. The decision to cut Rogue’s scenes from the original version of the movie came down to the need to streamline the many plots and subplots already in the movie. As a result, Kinberg found that Rogue’s storyline did not quite fit originally with that cut of the movie.

Previously the character of Rogue appeared in X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. The film also co-stars Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage.

X-Men fans will be able to look forward to the next installment of the franchise with Simon Kinberg currently writing the script for X-Men: Apocalypse.

Let us know if you are excited to see an extended version of Anna Paquin’s Rogue next summer by commenting below!

Source: Variety – Fox to Add Anna Paquin Back to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

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True Blood’s Anna Paquin is on the Cover of Remix

September 2, 2014

New Zealand’s Remix Magazine Celebrates One of Their Own:

Anna Paquin in Issue 83 of Remix magazineSookie Stackhouse is southern all the way with her southern drawl, polite manners and snappy attitude. But for the actor who portrays the Bon Temps telepathic waitress, Anna Paquin, hails from another part of the world; New Zealand. She has certainly put on the American accent with the best of them over the last seven years on HBO’s True Blood, but now her native New Zealand is celebrating all things Anna in the Spring edition of Remix.

Anna features on the cover of the magazine, as well as in the feature article on New Zealand heroes. There are plenty of great shots of Anna to enjoy as well.

You can purchase this magazine at most of the usual stockists or subscribe directly via the website by clicking here.

Source: Remix – Spring Issue #83

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… The Cast Before True Blood

August 24, 2014

Check Out These Photo’s of the True Blood Cast From BEFORE They Were on True Blood:

For many True Blood fans, the HBO vampire series introduced them to some amazing new actors. However, these actors weren’t all fresh from acting school. Some, like Denis O’Hare (who played villain Russell Edgington) had starred in many, many TV shows and movies before they were introduced to truebies via True Blood.

So lets have a look at some of them via Mashable’s recent list:

Before Anna Paquin was a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse, she won an Oscar when she was only a child in a movie called The Piano:

Anna Paquin in the Piano

 

Stephen Moyer starred as Prouix the Architect in Quills alongside Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet long before he took on the role Bon Temps resident vampire Bill Compton:

Stephen Moyer in Quills

Alexander Skaragard starred in many Swedish movies before starring as a male model called Meekus in Zoolander. However, his earliest role was that of Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World). Of course, we all know him now as the 1000 year old viking vampire, Eric Northman:

Alexander Skarsgard in Ake och hans varld

Before Ryan Kwanten was a dimwitted southern deputy called Jason Stackhouse, he starred as Vinnie in a long time recurring role on Australia’s Home and Away:

Ryan Kwanten in Home and Away

Rutina Wesley may be known as Tara Thornton, the bestie of Sookie who managed to die twice in True Blood, but before that she was Raya Green in How She Move:

Rutina Wesley in How She Moves

And as for Kristin Bauer van Straten who plays vampire Pam? Well, she will forever go down in history as Jillian, the woman with man hands in Seinfeld:

Kristin Bauer van Straten in Seinfeld

You can view more images of the True Blood cast by clicking here.

Source: Mashable – 11 ‘True Blood’ #TBT Photos That Definitely Don’t Suck

(Photo Credits: MiraMax, Fox Searchlight,  Filmhuset AS, Seven Network Australia, Sienna Films, Castle Rock Entertainment)

 

 

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VIDEO: More True Blood Cast Say ‘Thank You’ on Instagram

August 23, 2014

Todd Lowe, Anna Paquin, Lauren Bowles, Michael McMillian and Chris Bauer Thank the Fans:

Here we have it, another group of cast members – past and present – from HBO’s True Blood all saying thank you to all us truebies on Instagram! If you missed the other thank you videos, then you can view them here, here and here.

Todd Lowe

Todd Lowe sends a thank you to all of the military support he has received over the years. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

Anna Paquin

We literally couldn’t do this without you. “ @_AnnaPaquin sends her love to all Truebies out there. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

Lauren Bowles

Lauren Bowles sends a thank you to the #TrueBlood fan base. Watch the final episode this Sunday at 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd

Michael McMillian

@McMillzz thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. Send off the series this Sunday at 9 PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd

Chris Bauer

“Without you there is no us.” Chris Bauer thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO

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VIDEO: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Discuss the End of True Blood

August 19, 2014

Find out Why the Last Day of Filming True Blood Season 7 Was So Rushed!

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer as Sookie and BillRecently husband and wife (and True Blood co-stars) Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) caught up with Popcorn’s Peter Travers to discuss the end of HBO’s iconic vampire series. There are plenty of topics touched on in the two video interviews below, including:

  • Anna and Paquin meeting on the set of True Blood
  • How many sex scenes Stephen directed that included his wife Anna
  • What it’s like to raise twins
  • Dave the dog
  • Anna getting an Oscar at such a young age (for her work in the movie, The Piano) and her breathy acceptance speech
  • That last day on the set of True Blood Season 7

Finally, make sure you watch to the very end of the first video to find out which song Stephen Moyer sings to his wife at the end of the interview. (HINT: It has a True Blood connection).

In the second video, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer discuss what they got to keep from the set of True Blood.


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What would you like from the set of True Blood? Did it make this auction list or is it something the stars have already claimed? Let us know by commenting below!

Sources: ABC News – True Blood Gets Staked

ABC News – ‘True Blood Stars’ Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer on What They Took From The Set

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Only on True Blood: Lions & Were-Tigers, Oh My!

August 3, 2014

Stephen Moyer Wanted Were-Tigers, What Did Anna Paquin Want?

True to the End HBO True Blood Season 7 promo posterAt this year’s Comic Con, the cast of HBO’s True Blood got asked many questions, but one in particular caught their imagination: ‘What supernatural creature would you have liked to see on True Blood?’ An EW reporter asked them in the video below. As for Stephen Moyer (who not only plays vampire Bill Compton, but has directed several episodes of True Blood), he would have liked to see his wife and co-star, Anna Paquin (who plays lead character, Sookie Stackhouse) reenact out a scene from the Southern Vampire Mystery books the TV series is based on. The scene involved Sookie riding on the back of a were-tiger through the swamps of Louisiana!

And as for Anna Paquin? What would see have liked to see – supernatural-wise – in True Blood that never made it into any of the seasons? A were-owl! According to Stephen, there was, in fact, an owl in the show, but his wife was quick to point out it was a shapeshifting owl and not, technically, a were-owl.

Find out what the rest of the actors had to say in the full video below:

What supernatural creature would you have liked to see in HBO’s True Blood? Let us know your ideas by commenting below!

Source: EW – Anna Paquin celebrated ‘True Blood’s end by dyeing her hair purple

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COMIC CON 2014: Anna Paquin – “Our Last True Blood Family Event”

July 31, 2014

Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) Talks About the True Blood Cast being Like Family to Her:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) cry over Bill Compton's (Stephen Moyer) Hep-V in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 6 (entitled 'Karma')While many Truebies are already mourning the loss of their favorite vampire show, for the cast of HBO’s True Blood, the grief appears to run just as deep. Recently, at San Diego’s Comic Con 2014, Anna Paquin (who plays the telepathic waitress and resident fairy, Sookie Stackhouse), talked to Access Hollywood about how close the cast and crew of True Blood has become. She even referred to Comic Con as ‘the last family event together‘.

You can watch the full interview below. Anna Paquin also discusses her hair color, how quickly Season 7 is whizzing by, her very last day on set, what she has taken away from her time on True Blood and just why she won’t be stealing any mementos from Lafayette’s (Nelsan Ellis) house:

Source: Access Hollywood – Anna Paquin: Why I Love My ‘True Blood’ Family

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VIDEO: Anna Paquin on Larry King: “Sookie Makes Some Poor Choices”

July 26, 2014

Anna Paquin Talks About Being Sookie, Her Oscar Win for The Piano & LOADS More:

Anna Paquin (who plays Sookie Stackhouse on HBO's True Blood) gets interviewed on Larry King NowRecently we posted some tantalizing sneak peeks of Anna Paquin’s (who plays Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) video interview on Larry King Now. The full interview is now available below. Anna dishes out plenty of stuff, including:

  • How high the body count will be in True Blood Season 7
  • What it was like to interview for a blond part when she was still a brunette
  • What it’s like recording SO many sex scenes for True Blood and why growing up in New Zealand influenced her take on sex scenes
  • The practicalities of acting with so much blood and gore
  • Anna’s take on why vampires are still so popular
  • How her and Stephen Moyer (her real life husband and co-star) fell for each other during the chemistry read auditions for True Blood
  • What it’s like to have your husband direct sex scenes involving herself and other co-stars
  • How they used CGI to blot out Anna’s pregnant belly
  • Anna’s take on what it’s like to be a bisexual woman who is currently married to a man
  • What accent she uses most of the time
  • What it’s like to be an Oscar winner when you’re only a child – and how she dealt with ‘having too much too soon
  • Whether she likes her Oscar winning movie, The Piano
  • Dealing with shyness as a child and how she overcame it
  • What it was like to work with Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Plus HEAPS more…

The interview is a long one (approximately 27.20 minutes), but certainly a good one! Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: Larry King Now/YouTube – ‘True Blood’s’ Anna Paquin on “Larry King Now” – Full Episode Available in the U.S. on Ora.TV

(Photo Credit: Larry King Now/YouTube)

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VIDEO: Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Q&A at Apple’s Soho Store

July 25, 2014

Find Out How Anna and Stephen Felt About True Blood’s Finale Wrap and Joining Twitter:

True Blood's Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) video interview at Apple's Soho StoreLast week Anna Paquin (who plays Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) and her husband – and co-star – Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill Compton), were interviewed at Apple’s Soho Store. The video interview has only just surfaced of this event. Find out everything Anna and Stephen have to say about:

  • True Blood wrapping up
  • What it’s like to finally be joining Instagram and Twitter
  • Stephen’s obsession with football
  • What it was like for Anna to shoot the death scene with Longshadow (Raoul Trujillo)
  • Why Anna loves all the gory stuff in True Blood (HINT: this relates to the above point 😉 )
  • How epic the body count is for Season 7
  • What they can reveal about the upcoming episodes of True Blood’s final season (HINT: it’s mostly the stock standard reply…)
  • What it’s like to work with your spouse on a TV show
  • Stephen talks about working with the legendary Denis O’Hare (who played the King of Louisiana, Russell Edgington)
  • The rumors about True Blood: The Musical (HINT: there is DEFINITELY more to this rumor than meets the eye!)
  • Anna’s fave scene EVER (HINT: It involves an epic True Blood bitch fight…)
  • Stephen’s fave True Blood scene (HINT: There’s animals involved!)
  • What it’s like to be a blond vs. brunette (and remember this video was shot before Anna’s newest hair change)
  • Fan’s get their chance to ask their own questions
  • Stephen utter’s his most famous True Blood line
  • Plus HEAPS more since it’s a long interview (approximate time length: 41.29 minutes)…

You can check out the full interview below:

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer: True Blood Interview

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Happy Birthday to Anna Paquin!

July 24, 2014

Anna Paquin, True Blood’s Sookie Stackhouse credit:HBO

TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Anna Paquin a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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