VIDEO: Mehcad Brooks Talk about True Blood Season 3

June 7, 2010

Our good friend Rebecca Murray from About.com had the opportunity to speak with Mehcad Brooks, aka Eggs, at the Los Angeles premier of the sci-fi thriller “Splice” and to discuss with him his appearance on True Blood and his upcoming directorial debut of “The Wolf.”

To enjoy this wonderful video interview with Mehcad Broks please visit Rebecca Murray’s website here.

SOURCE: Rebecca Murray from About.com

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Mehcad Brooks Attending Eyecon’s True Blood Convention

September 30, 2009

mehcad-brooks-flixsterTrue Blood fans will remember Mehcad Brooks as Tara Thornton‘s (Rutina Wesley) boyfriend Benedict “Eggs” Talley who was controlled by Maryann to do some nasty deeds and met a deadly finish at the end of season 2.  Now Mehcad is set to star as a regular in the ABC upcoming legal drama “The Deep End.” as Malcolm Bennet, an associate at a prestigious LA law firm where the show is set.

Mehcad has not forgetting True Blood and Eyecon has informed us that he will be attending the True Blood Convention at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, FL from November 13 – 15, 2009 along with Sam Trammell, Allan Hyde, Nelsan Ellis and Ashley Jones.

The 1st True Blood Convention organized by Eyecon will feature the following events:

  • Friday Night Kickoff Cocktail Party
  • Saturday Evening Celebrity Banquet
  • Exclusive Platinum Party
  • Celebrity Q&A Sessions
  • Celebrity Autograph Sessions
  • Celebrity Photo Ops
  • Celebrity Breakfast Auctions

The  Friday Night Kickoff Cocktail Party is an hour-long festive gala spent with the celebrities. It’s a perfect way to know the stars and meet other fans. The Saturday Evening Celebrity Banquet will be your chance to dine with the stars, which gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal in a more relaxed setting. You can rock with the stars during the Exclusive Platinum Party and aim to win and awe the crowd in the Guitar Hero competition. If you’re equipped with questions that you’re dying to ask the stars, the Celebrity Q&A Sessions will be the time to blurt it all out and have it all answered right from the celebrities themselves. During the Celebrity Autograph Sessions, you can have your photos and collectibles signed in an instant.  The Celebrity Photo Ops gives you the chance to “star” in professional and high quality pictures with your favorite celebrity or group of celebrities in 8×10 portraits on a beautiful backdrop taken by a professional photographer using state-of-the-art camera equipment and lighting, which will be made available shortly after they are taken.

This is a chance for True Blood fans to meet and mingle with the stars of the show that should not be missed!  For more information about tickets and programming, please visit www.eyeconfla.com.

SOURCE: Eyecon

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Mehcad Brooks Talks With Honey Magazine

September 16, 2009

Mehcad BrooksHis days as Benedict “Eggs” Talley in True Blood may be over and we’ll never see the great chemistry shared by him and Tara ever again. But Mehcad Brooks’ oozing hotness is just beginning to sizzle. On his recent interview with Honey Magazine, Mehcad talked about a funny incident on Facebook, his sexiness, thoughts about settling down, Prop 8, celebrity crushes, and more. Looks like we’ll never get over him.

Mehcad said that his Facebook account has been canceled due to the grounds that they thought he was impersonating himself. He said that the guy who’s pretending to be him has his account still. But if you’re on Twitter, you can follow the “real” him @MehcadBrooks.

Now owning one of Hollywood’s great bodies is not as easy as some might think. Mehcad has been working out heavily since he was 17 and he used to go to the gym four or five days a week. Recently, it has been slim down to two days a week – probably because of his tight schedule. For him, working out in the gym has to do with mind, body, and spirit. This is why he started doing yoga this year. He also reads a lot of books based on personal power and laws of attraction.

Fact – he has a body to die for. He’s got those sexy abs and now he’s been equated as one of the sex symbols in Hollywood. But he seems to just laugh it off and would rather be known for something else. He said,

“It’s nice to be appreciated for whatever reason…Looks fade, so that’s not the main focus…I’d rather not be known for that. I’d rather be known for being good.”

And not just that. Mehcad is also awkward in claiming his sexiness.

“I mean, it’s just a strange thing to claim. I can own the fact that I’m a good actor, because I work really hard at it. I can own the fact that I’m athletic because I work really hard at it. I can own the fact that I have a lot of stamina and I have lot of strength because I work really hard at that. But one person may find me sexy, and another might not find me sexy. That’s all subjective, an opinion. I can’t go around proclaiming that I know other people’s opinions about me. Plus, I see myself everyday, and I see everything that’s wrong. I don’t see everything that’s right, most of the time. It’s all relative. Sometimes I’m running and working out and sometimes I’m just trying to chill, stomach hanging out, chilling.”

Funny thing about Mehcad is that he doesn’t consider himself as a sex symbol nor does he think he’s sexy. Talk about being humble again! He said,

“The thing is I don’t really consider myself a sex symbol, because I don’t find myself sexy.”

He also said that he doesn’t mind being bare-naked, while walking out on the streets.

“I don’t have any problem taking my clothes off. I don’t even like clothing. If you have to wear them, you may as well look good in them. But if I had my way, I’d just walk around the street, you know, chillin … with just a pair of socks on.”

But believe it or not, Mehcad is a self-proclaimed nerd and a film dork. Well, we can forgive him for being a film dork – he’s a film student. But a nerd? I know. It’s really difficult to digest that. He must probably be just bluffing. But when asked what makes him a nerd, he said,

“The books that I read. The fact that I read at all. I don’t follow sports a lot. My sport is politics.

Actually, he’s just not into following the sports stats, but he sure does watch the Super Bowl and the NBA playoffs and those other big stuffs that he think matters.

Moreover, Mehcad revealed that he loves women. He finds a lot of women very nurturing and good listeners. And the reason why it was really easy for him to end  simply going  into one  relationship after another is because he has a lot of female friends. And lately, he’s been trying to focus on his career and finding the right woman is not his top concern as of the moment. But he would want to have a wife and kids someday. He said,

“I’ve been trying to focus on other things, like on my career. And just focus on who I am as a human being without being wrapped up in relationships. Finding the one is not my top priority right now.”

Mehcad, equipped not only with an awesome body, but also with sheer intelligence, speaks his mind out about the whole Prop 8, which he finds abhorrent.

“I find it really offensive. I just find it really problematic when you start throwing people’s rights away. Until we get our gay brothers and sisters back into a realm of consciousness that everyone else is in, it’s just not right. A woman who’s getting married — it’s probably going to be a gay man who made her dress, and a gay man who’s doing her hair and makeup, but he can’t get married.”

He also confessed about his celebrity crushes. He said that he has a huge celebrity crush on Halle Berry, which won’t fade away. Also, he has a crush on Rachel Maddow’s mind. And for his ideal woman, he said,

“I really like an attentive listener. And support. And a woman who has her own, who can support herself and feel secure in her own skin. I complement her and she complements me.”

Alright, let’s face it. Mehcad Brooks is really out of True Blood, but just like everybody else on the show, he’s already made a name for himself. And ladies, if you’re a good listener and supportive, maybe you’re the girl Mehcad’s been looking for.

Source: honeymag.com

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Mehcad Brooks New Project On “The Deep End”

September 4, 2009

mehcad-brooksMehcad Brooks, who portrays Tara Thornton‘s love interest, Benedict “Eggs” Talley, on Alan Ball‘s highly successful HBO TV vampire series True Blood has landed the role as a regular in ABC’s upcoming legal drama “The Deep End.”  Mehcad has been cast in the role of  Malcolm Bennet, an associate at a prestigious LA law firm where the show is set.

Now this announcement has many True Blood fans wondering what does it mean in regards to his character on the show.  Will Mehcad return to True Blood for season 3 or is this an indication of something about his character leading many to speculate on the fate of Eggs in the season finale.  We will have to wait and see what will happen in the season finale of True Blood which will air on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9pm on HBO.

SOURCE: AccessHollywood.com

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Mehcad Brooks Interview At The Final Destination 4 Premiere

August 30, 2009

mehcad-brooks-interviewMehcad Brooks, best known as Benedict “Eggs” Talley on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood recently attended The Final Destination 4 Premiere where Rebecca Murray from About.com had the opportunity to interview him on the red carpet.  Mehcad was a delight to watch and listen to as he discussed some of the wardrobe he had to wear for the show (the infamous “sock), the storyline and a little tidbit about Stephen Moyer on the set of True Blood that will surely generate lots of giggles. It is apparent that everyone on the show gets along extremely well and seem to all have a great time working together.  We would like to express a sincere thank you to Rebecca Murray for informing us about her interview with Mehcad so we may present the information to all True Blood fans. To watch the video interview please go to Rebecca website by clicking the link here.

SOURCE:  Rebecca Murray from About.com

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Romantic Dilemma Brewing For Sookie Stackhouse On True Blood

August 30, 2009

Sookie's True Blood MenMTV’s Hollywood Crush asks True Blood fans to “find out which Bon Temps Man is your Perfect Match.”  It’s looking more and more like Alan Ball is setting up poor Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) for a tough choice.  Maybe Sookie should take a look at MTV’s handy guide so she can make a more informed decision.

She’s already taken a pass on “the do-good loner,” Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) in Season 1. You know the type, the one that would bring you breakfast in bed than ditch you for the big game. The only problem is you don’t really know him since he won’t tell you about his childhood.

With current flame, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), he has lit Sookie‘s passion and won her love. It seems that Sookie loves:

“The southern gentleman. A guy who’ll open doors, carry your packages and even risk frying in the sun to ensure your safety.”

He is the quintessential man (vampire) who sweeps you all your feet with his southern charm and makes you feel that you are the most important person in the world to him and you would always know that his love for you is eternal.

However, now that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) is making a play for Sookie and has tricked her into drinking some of his thousand-year-old blood, she’s finding that he’s more than the tough guy we got to know in Season 1.  She’s learning that Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) is:

The bad boy with the big heart. Your guy is like a Tootsie Pop: hard on the outside, but soft and gooey on the inside — once he lets you in, that is.

Sookie‘s dilemma will likely not be resolved in Season 2, so viewers have a lot more romantic drama to look forward to with Season 3.

Which Bon Temps man would you choose?  Maybe you crave the wise, old soul type. A man who knows a lot about himself and the world around him.  If that is the case then Godric (Allen Hyde) would be the one to fulfill your fantasies.

Perhaps you prefer the brawny, blue-collar worker type who always looks good with his shirt off and you don’t mind having to teach him a few things about staying away from the wrong crowd.  He could sure teach you a few things that you never knew about as well.  Then your type would be Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) who is adorable both inside and out.

If you like your man to be good with his hands and a good fixer-upper but,  don’t mind he has a few skeletons in his closet then Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) is the one for you.  The perfect guy to nurture those old wounds that are not visible on the surface.

Or maybe you just want some fun-loving guy you can party with and not worry he will every take advantage of you and will always tell you the truth about how you look in those jeans. If you want a man like that then Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is the guy you want.  You may not be his type but, you would always know you can rely on him to be there for you when things get tough.

Check out MTV’s perfect match descriptions to see all the choices.

SOURCE: MTV’s Hollywood Crush

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Mehcad Brooks’ Race For A Cause

August 26, 2009

Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks, who plays Benedict “Eggs” Talley in “True Blood,” was profusely sweating while out in the scorching sun last Aug. 23 in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Brooks enthusiastically competed in an open race triathlon, which covered a distance of 700m swim, 12m bike and a 5k run for the Tag the World Charity Celebrity Triathlon. The event benefited the It Takes An Ohana (ITAO) charity. (In the Hawaiian culture, Ohana is a term for extended family.) They were able to pair more than 30 foster youths with a celebrity and a triathlete as part of the VIP team.

For more than 35 years,  ITAO has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children in Hawaii by offering resources and information to people in the community who are concerned with protecting the interests of children and youth in out-of-home care. ITAO’s wide variety of services include quarterly newsletters, advocacy, information services, trainings, referral services and workshops.

Now it looks like Brooks whose character Eggs — a former homeless guy who never had the chance to feel what it’s like to have an Ohana — is trying to give what his character never had by helping children gain a real Ohana.

SOURCES:

tagtheworldtriathlon.com

justjared.buzznet.com

hawaiifosterparent.org

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