New Pictures of Your Favorite True Blood Stars

August 4, 2011

Photographed by Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con 2011:

True Blood cast EW Comic-Con 2011True Blood actors were definitely a hit at the recent 2011 Comic-Con in San Diego. Even Entertainment Weekly had its eyes and ears there to catch all the action and the HOT stars of HBO’s vampire hit show.

The ensemble below consists of: Creator and executive producer Alan Ball, Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric), Kevin Alejandro (Jesus), and Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette).

Alan Ball ensemble EW Comic-Con 2011

The first solo picture that was shown in a recent online article is none other than Anna Paquin, who plays a bubbly girl-next-door waitress, with a knack for getting the attention of every supernatural in Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse — which I might add is quite a few!

Anna Paquin EW Comic-Con 2011

Next is Paquin’s super sexy husband, Stephen Moyer. He plays the sensitive vampire, Bill Compton, who since the very first episode has been a very big part of Sookie’s life. This picture of him looks wonderful. His dark hair has red undertones which really brings out his beautiful eyes. I can see why Paquin wants to wake up to his face every morning.

Stephen Moyer EW Comic-Con 2011

Rutina Wesley has always looked great throughout the last four seasons, but I feel like something about her this season has made her beauty completely stand out.  Maybe it has something to do with her character Tara Thornton “dipping into the lady pond.” Tara has always been Sookie’s best friend and even though there have been some blow ups, I still believe these two will come out on top.

Rutina Wesley EW Comic-Con 2011

Deborah Ann Woll has quickly become True Blood’s hottest vampire. She came on the scene during season 2, and has been turning heads ever since. While she plays a young vampire created by her maker Bill Compton, her ice blue eyes tell you she is ready to take charge. Her character Jessica has become a recent love interest of Hoyt, but it seems Hoyt may  have some competition from someone who is very close to him.

Deborah Ann Woll EW Comic-Con 2011

Ryan Kwanten is definitely the little brother that all of us wish our best friend had. This Aussie has stolen our hearts since his first scene as Jason Stackhouse. In this picture, you can see that one of his favorite pastimes is hitting the gym!

Ryan Kwanten EW Comic-Con 2011

Last but certainly not least, is the man I wouldn’t mind waking up next to! Alexander Skarsgård plays the Viking vampire Eric Northman. He has not so patiently been biding his time for the attention of Sookie Stackhouse. It looks like he’s gotten what he’s been wishing for, just remember that old saying: “be careful what you wish for”.

Alexander Skarsgård EW Comic-Con 2011

Don’t they all look amazing, Truebies?

Source: EW.com– Comic-Con 2011 Star Portraits: Day 2

(Photo credit: Micheal Muller for EW)

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HBO’s True Blood Comic-Con 2011 Panel: Spoilers and More!

July 31, 2011

The Cast and Alan Ball Answer Moderator and Audience Questions:

Comic-Con 2011 logoThe True Blood cast came out on stage at ComicCon to rousing applause and it’s clear from these videos, there were many die-hard fans in the room. Many spoilers were announced and teasers were uncovered. The panel included: Anna Paquin (Sookie), Stephen Moyer (Bill), Ryan Kwanten (Jason), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric), Kevin Alejandro (Jesus), Kristin Bauer (Pam), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica), and Alan Ball.

A few juicy bits gleamed from these videos:

  • Rutina Wesley “secretly loves the UFC”.
  • When an audience member asked if Eric will remember his time with Sookie, Alan replied: “I feel like that’s too much to give away…no, yes, maybe” Of course, the one question we all wanted answered!
  • When asked if there was any hope for Bill and Sookie the audience started to cheer, but it quickly turned to boos.
  • Anna takes you through the “sausage party” that consisted of her, Joe and Alexander filming the scene at the lake – minus the clothes for the men.
  • The panel is asked what their favorite parts of the season have been so far – some answers might surprise you!
  • The Comic-Con panel contains actors from many nations and it’s apparent when the audience starts asking questions that they are just as multinational.
  • My favorite question of the night was to Alexander Skarsgård: “What in his (Eric’s) history created such a straight up badass?”
  • The most interesting bit of news came from an audience member who asked if the show keeps up the pace it has with the books (a book a season). How long will this show stay on the air? Alan’s response: “As we get further down the road less and less, this season is based on the book…I think the show has a tremendous amount of life. I hope to get to the point where it becomes a problem for us in the writers room why the vampires are aging.”
  • Noticable absences were Sam Trammell home expecting his baby twins, and Joe Manganiello who is working on a film project.

There is so much more to see in these videos. Check them out and tell us what questions you would have asked, or what answer you would have liked to hear!

 

Sources: Wetpaint: True Blood Comic-Con 2011 Panel Video, Part 1

WetPaint: True Blood Comic-Con 2011 Panel Video, Part 2

WetPaint: True Blood Comic-Con 2011 Panel Video, Part 3

(Image credit: Comic-Con.org)

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Spoiler Alert! Sookie and Eric’s Shower Scene

July 29, 2011

Will it Happen?

Sookie and Eric S4 Ep5There has been plenty of speculation from True Blood fans about the infamous shower scene that occurs in book four, Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris. Will it happen, or won’t it? Fans of the books have been more than a little concerned that the scene would be dropped from the HBO series since Sookie (Anna Paquin) has already been involved in another hot shower scene in Season 3, involving her ex, Bill Compton (played by real-life husband, Stephen Moyer).

Well, it can now be revealed that Alan Ball has this to say about the relationship between Sookie, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and that scene:

“There is a shower scene. But it is not a direct re-enactment of the shower scene in the book. It goes to a slightly different place. Sookie and Eric are in the shower together. Everybody who’s been waiting for Sookie and Eric to hook up, this will be a very good season for them.”

Then, at Comic-Con 2011, he followed up with:

“There will be a moment in the show when Sookie and Eric will be in a shower. It may not be exactly what happened in the books. It may be weirder and dirtier.”

Now fans of the books are left wondering what is weirder than using the term ‘Mr. Happy’ to describe a part of Eric’s anatomy and refering to Sookie’s breasts as “quivering like puppies who wanted to be petted”?

What do you think the shower scene will be like?

Source: Wetpaint – Sookie and Eric’s Shower Scene: All the Spoilery Details About Their Steamy Encounter!

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

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True Blood at Comic-Con: Revelations for Season 4

July 28, 2011

The Sexy Stars of True Blood Q&A at Comic-Con:

TB Season 4 poster-redThe cast of True Blood made their appearance at Comic-Con this past weekend and looked good doing so!  Many of the cast members, as well as creator Alan Ball, were there and took part in the discussion.  Fortunately for us, many of the questions we have regarding Season 4 were answered or at least alluded to!  (Click here to see pictures of the cast at Comic-Con)

Jason/Jessica/Hoyt Possible Love Triangle?

One of the most burning questions after last week’s episode was:  What will happen between Jessica and Jason now that Jason has ingested her blood? Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) was the first to comment suggesting that she’s more interested to see what will happen to Jason once the effects of the V wear off.  Jason’s ceremonial werepanther rape scenes were also a topic for discussion.  Ryan Kwanten (Jason) joked that he felt Jason might have actually enjoyed being called “ghost daddy.”  Kwanten also stated that filming those scenes was quite the challenge for him, considering he was only able to use his face in order to act them out.

The Origin of Eric’s New Attire?

Perhaps one of the more humorous discussions was the topic of Eric’s new wardrobe upon his unexpected arrival at Sookie’s place.  Alexander Skarsgård (Eric) suggested that his new choice of attire more than likely wasn’t Jason’s but could possibly be something that Hoyt might have left behind at some point in time.  Skarsgård joked:

“It’s the mystery of the season.”

while Alan Ball added that it was a “really dorky outfit,” but one that Skarsgård could wear “and still be insanely hot.”  I must admit, I second that notion!

What Will Come of Bill & Portia’s Relationship?

When the topic of Bill’s incestuous relationship with Portia Bellefleur (Courtney Ford) was brought up, Stephen Moyer joked that it would have probably been a good idea for Bill to have “gone to the local library,” and then added, “maybe it wasn’t open at night.”  Moyer reassured the crowd that Bill and Portia will see each other again but that at the moment, “Bill has bigger fish to fry.”

Pam’s Appalling New Look:

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) discussed the current state of her morbid appearance and how time-consuming the process was to look that convincing.  She added that one way they achieved her dreadful appearance included a mixture of tapioca pudding and coffee grinds.  When asked whether or not we would get to see how and why Eric created Pam, his progeny, Ball was quick to answer no.  He added that we’ll “definitely see it in Season 5.”

Is Baby Mikey Evil?

Another pressing topic was that of baby Mikey.  Is something wrong with him or is it that dreaded doll that keeps showing up?  Is René’s evil spirit haunting Arlene?  When asked if we would find out what exactly is going on with Arlene’s baby, Ball answered:

“Yes, we will find out, and it’s something really creepy.”

 

There you have it folks, straight from the usually-more-cryptic horse’s mouth. Is this going to be a good season, or what?

Sources: Buzz Sugar – True Blood 2011 Comic-Con Panel

Pop Sugar – Pictures of True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, and More at Comic-Con

(Image credit: HBO)

 

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HBO Live Twitter Feed from Comic-Con 2011

July 23, 2011

Possible Spoilers Ahead:

Comic-Con 2011 logoGreetings, Truebies!  If you are not on Twitter, and didn’t make it to the True Blood panel at Comic-Con this year, we’ve got you covered.  There are plenty of comments on HBO’s live feed from Alan Ball and the cast, with some (what I am sure must be) spoilers thrown in.  For example, are any of you wondering about a certain shower scene?  Well, I won’t confirm or deny.  You can click through the tweets yourself if you want to find out.  (Insert innocent smile)

Click on the image to be taken to the archived feed:

HBO live Twitter feed Comic-Con 2011

Source: @TrueBloodHBO

(Image credits: @TrueBloodHBO, Comic-Con.org)

 

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Video: True Blood Sneak Peek Unveiled at Comic-Con 2011

July 22, 2011

What to Expect in the Coming Weeks of Season 4:

Comic-Con LogoTo those of you lucky enough to be at the True Blood panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con International right now, congratulations!  For everyone else, we can offer little consolation, but hopefully this video sneak peek released by HBO will help.  There’s something for everyone, whether you’re on Team Bill, Team Eric, Team Alcide, or any other team.  There are plenty of goosebump-inducing moments, so enjoy!
 

In the Coming Weeks: Sneak Peek

 

Source: HBO – In The Coming Weeks Sneak Peek

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Exclusive True Blood GetGlue Stickers at Comic-Con

July 21, 2011

True Blood Keychains Up for Grabs!

Who’s excited for the True Blood panel at Comic-Con this year?  Well, if you’re planning on going, be sure to check in with GetGlue for some exclusive True Blood stickers!  You could go home with a True Blood keychain.  Read on for the info, straight from GetGlue:

Sookie is taking the night off from Merlotte’s and heading to Comic-Con.  True Blood will be making its fourth consecutive appearance at San Diego Comic-Con.  The whole cast will participate in a panel on Friday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm which will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack. On Friday from 11am-noon, and Saturday from 4pm to 5pm, IDW will have a True Blood Comic Book signing.  GetGlue is excited to have a sticker for these events!  Be sure to check-in on our apps and website while you are at these events to earn this sticker!  Once you earn the sticker, head over to the IDW Booth (#2643) and show your GetGlue sticker where you will then be given a True Blood keychain! Hurry up though, it’s first-come, first-served.

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Thanks for the scoop, Claire!

Source: GetGlue blog – HBO Heads to Comic-Con

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True Blood and Game of Thrones at Comic-Con 2011

June 19, 2011

HBO’s True Blood and Game Of Thrones to Hold Panels:

True Blood Season 4 poster-redExciting news!  HBO has released this statement:

HBO’s TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES to hold panels at Comic-Con 2011

HBO is excited to announce that TRUE BLOOD will make its fourth consecutive appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego this July.   Additionally, GAME OF THRONES will make its debut this year at Comic-Con, just days before production on season two begins in Northern Ireland.

The GAME OF THRONES panel is slated for Thursday, July 21, and the TRUE BLOOD panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22.  Confirmed panelists to date are listed below.  Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.

GAME OF THRONES – Thursday, July 21

Special Guest Moderator – George R.R. Martin

David Benioff

D.B. Weiss

Emilia Clarke

Peter Dinklage

Kit Harington

Jason Momoa

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

 

TRUE BLOOD – Friday, July 22

Moderator – Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack

Alan Ball

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer

Sam Trammell

Ryan Kwanten

Rutina Wesley

Kevin Alejandro

Kristin Bauer van Straten

Nelsan Ellis

Joe Manganiello

Deborah Ann Woll

Updates will be provided as they become available.

 

So who was lucky enough to get tickets to Comic-Con?  Are any of you fanatic enough to camp outside the convention center in the hopes you’ll get to fulfill your ultimate fan girl (or boy!) moment?  We’d love to hear!

Source: HBO

(Image credit: HBO, Inc.)

 

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2011 Comic Con Tickets on Sale Dec. 15 for One Day Test

December 15, 2010

1000 Badges Sold December 15th Only

Comic-Con

2011 Comic Con is set to begin July 21, 2011 in San Diego and tickets usually go on sale early.  Unfortunately for several weeks Comic Con has been having technical difficulties with their ticketing system.  On December 15th, at 8:00 am PST they will be running a test using TicketLeap in conjunction with EPIC registration company.  They will be selling 1000 badges in a live test.

Tickets will be sold at Comic Con and each 4 day badge will be $105 for adults and $52 for kids and seniors. Since this is a test, they are only allowing fans to buy a maximum of 2 badges.  Be sure to check Comic Con Registration for instructions on how to purchase.

SOURCE: news.gather.com Comic-Con Tickets on Sale for a One-Day Test Wednesday

(Photo Credit: Comic-con.org)

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Comic-Con Registration Down Again

November 24, 2010

Fans Must Wait to Buy Passes

Comic-Con Fans have overloaded registration for Comic-Con 2011 once again!

For the second time, fans of Comic-Con International crashed the site during registration, even though this round of registration started earlier in the day than the first attempt did. Officials at Comic-Con have left a new comment on the site about the once-again closed registration:

Once more, unfortunately, there have been issues with Comic-Con registration. So we have again decided to close it down.

We are well aware that many people have taken time from work, school or other activities and others woke up very early. There really is no way to convey our level of regret for this turn of events.

We are currently researching our registration options.

Hopefully the issues will be fixed soon and fans will be able to purchase tickets to the highly anticipated event.

As always, Comic-Con will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24th. Tickets will be available on the official site once registration reopens with four day passes for sale at $105 and single day passes starting at $37.

SOURCE: News.Gather.com — Comic-Con Ticket Site Crashes Again

(Image Credit: comic-con.org)

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