True Blood’s Violet Talks Sex Dungeons & Slumming With Jason

August 12, 2014

Violet is Trying to be a Part of Jason’s World’:

Karolina Wydra stars as Violet Muzurski in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')For many fans of HBO’s True Blood, Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) was a welcome relief. When Jason Stackhouse’s (Ryan Kwanten) possessive girlfriend, 800 year old vampire Violet Mazurski, bit the dust, there was much applauding and cheering. Not only did this mean Jason was free from her barbaric clutches, but Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Adilyn Bellefleur (Bailey Noble) and Wade Cleary (Noah Matthews) were also safe.

But what of Violet? Was she really as scary as many fans made out? Or was she merely misunderstood? After all, a lot can change in the world after 800 years. According to the actress who played Violet, Karolina Wydra, she was very misunderstood:

Violet is not evil—I think the whole thing with this season is Violet is trying to fit into Jason’s world, and she’s so wrong in that world. You see her make such mistakes even though she’s trying to be helpful. Like when Alcide (Joe Manganiello) dies and she tells Sookie (Anna Paquin) she’s lost hundreds of boyfriends, it’s so wrong what’s coming out of her mouth, but she’s trying. She’s trying to fit into this world. You see it when you finally see her house there in episode eight, her speech about where she comes from, and you realize she’s been with the most powerful men in history, and now she’s with a regular dude. She’s trying something different, she’s trying to walk away from what she knows, but she’s too worldly and been around for too long.

While Violet seems to be out of her depth in the world she now lives in, she ended up choosing a boyfriend, who, ultimately, is out of his depth just working out whether Santa is a supernatural creature or not. For Violet, who could have bought any man in power to his knees, being with Jason Stackhouse was sort of like slumming it:

She’s lived a long time and has had many powerful men over the years, and she’d normally never go for someone like Jason. She’s been with princes, aristocratic people — the most powerful men in the world. She’s trying something new with Jason… You see how she lives in the last few episodes. You see her house and her décor and you get an idea of the kind of woman that she is. Violet is trying to be a part of Jason’s world, and she so doesn’t fit into that world. What I love about their relationship is that they’re such an odd couple but there’s still a connection — there’s something there.

Because of her age as a vampire and her aggressive nature, there would be no walking away from Violet for Jason, so, in the end, one would have to die. Karolina was a bit disappointed she was the one to die – and at the hands of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), no less – but, at the end of the day, it was an epic death and one worthy of her character.

Before her death, she introduced a couple of young teenagers to her audacious house and sex dungeon. Karolina was most impressed – too impressed possibly – by the house and contents. The house, among other things, was once a safe haven for pregnant teens, an irony not lost on Karolina. But the sex dungeon was a whole other thing. Karolina had a ball helping find sex toys and torture devices for it:

Kate [Barnow] actually asked me what kind of torture devices we should get, so I went online and looked for Polish torture devices. It was so fun! The chair that Noah is in, normally, you would sit on these pointy, metallic things that would break into your skin. The torture devices in those days were just brutal.

Even though Karolina had fun researching this, how was she inspired to get into character?

I do visual collages that help me maintain the deep core of what’s going on with her, and I [visualized] an animal for her. She’s a black panther—the way they move, their eyes, and how they take their time with stuff. They’re very protective of their families, their little ones, and they’re nocturnal. The collages have to do with images of inspiration of who she would have been in the past, actresses that bring out her sexuality. There are many different things, images that I see that are like, that’s so Violet. Sophia Loren—her sexuality is very luscious, and with a lot of the makeup I’d ask for a cat-eye eyeliner—or a panther would be on there, and old Catholic symbolism. I had Anna Magnani. If you ever watch her work, when she got passionate, she was very passionate. She had a lot of intensity when she performed.

You can read more on this fascinating character and the woman who portrayed her on HBO’s True Blood by clicking here and here.

Sources: TrueToTheEnd.com – Karolina Wydra on Polish Torture Expertise and Playing Sex Dungeon Vanna White

The Hollywood Reporter – The actress tells THR this Sunday’s episode was a “shock”

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin Bumps Into [SPOILER]

July 20, 2014

Find Out Who Sarah Newlin Will Meet Up With Unexpectedly in Season 7:

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) gets a new religion and a new haircolour in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, the return of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was met with mixed emotions. Some were glad to see this regular True Blood baddie return for Season 7, while others just wanted her dead already!

Regardless of your stance on Sarah Newlin, Anna Camp told TVLine there will be an unexpected encounter with her ex flame/nemesis, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) coming up soon:

It’s not in a way that you would expect. It actually can be pretty funny and pretty sad. It’s very unexpected the way that I end up interacting with Jason this time around.

As for how that scene will eventuate, Anna Camp doesn’t elaborate, but she had the following to say about her story line involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hunting her down:

She’s got Pam and Eric hunting her basically and the Yakuza…this season is all about survival. We’re going to see what it’s really like when she’s pushed to the end of her rope.

Or, perhaps when she’s pushed to the edge of her stiletto? When asked about whether there will be another crazy death scene like the one where she kills a woman using nothing but her shoe in Season 6, Anna told E!Online:

No! [Laughs.] This season, Sarah’s gone Buddhist. I think she’s left all of high heels in Texas… Maybe, we’ll see what happens if [Eric, Pam and Sarah] cross paths. I can’t say too much, but there will be some really fun scenes that hopefully people will be on the edge of their seats about.

How do you think Sarah Newlin’s story line will conclude in HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: TVLine – True Blood’s Anna Camp on Sarah’s ‘Unexpected’ Reunion With [Spoiler]

E!Online – Will Sarah Newlin Commit Another Stiletto Murder on True Blood?! Anna Camp Dishes on “Fun” Ahead

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True Blood Season 7: Ryan Kwanten Talks About THAT Scene in Episode 2

June 30, 2014

What Happens When Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten Suggest They Work Together:

Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) and Alexnader Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 (entitled 'I Found You')Fans of HBO’s True Blood have heard many rumors about a certain scene that finally appeared in True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 (entitled I Found You). It entailed a certain sex dream involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) thanks to a vampire blood healing Eric performed on Ryan in True Blood Season 6.

Well, fans were not let down with this scene tonight!

And, according to Ryan Kwanten, the idea was, mostly, his and Alexander Skarsgard’s:

There was word on the street that a scene was coming, and to be honest, Alex and I had been — not necessarily begging to work together — but we’d been pondering the thought, “What if we were ever put in a scene where it was just the two of us? What would happen?” And this is what our illustrious writers came up with.

While it took a while to set this scene up, the filming of it only took a couple of hours. And most of that time was spent laughing. The scene has been described as ‘elegant’, Ryan was not expecting the scene to turn out that way at all – but he’s happy it did.

But why is Jason all of a sudden dreaming of Eric Northman? After all, it’s been a while since they shared blood – more than six months in fact! Kwanten had this explanation:

Well, obviously, Jason has had these dreams before, with other vampires whose blood he’s had. I mean, Eric’s gotten himself into some trouble, and I think Jason sensed that.

It all makes sense now. What were your thoughts on this scene? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TVLine – True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten on Jason and [Spoiler]’s Shocking Sex Scene

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True Blood Season 7: Get Ready for Some Steamy Action!

June 15, 2014

Who Teams up for Some Same-Sex Action on HBO’s True Blood Season 7?

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stakhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7Fans of HBO’s True Blood can look forward to an unlikely matching in True Blood Season 7 but who it will be is still open for unterpretation!

While not a lot has been revealed yet, TVLine have released this very interesting teaser for an upcoming episode in Season 7 when a fan asked or a spoiler on the final season:

How about what’s sure to be the most talked-about sex scene in True Blood history? And yes, it’s crazier than that time Bill [Compton (played by Stephen Moyer)] climbed out of his grave and had sex with Sookie [Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin)] in the graveyard. This same-sex hookup, between two non-gay characters, goes down in Episode 2 of the show’s final season — and trust me, it was worth the wait. I can’t say much more, but in case you’re wondering, this particular “love” scene is accompanied by strings.

Strings? As in 50 Shades of Grey type of strings? Or maybe they just mean there will be strings attached? Either way, this will be one interesting love scene, that’s for sure!

So who will it involve? While Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) is openly gay in True Blood, this would seem like the most likely person. However, it would not be a shock to see him pairing up with another guy – after all, we’ve already seen that when he hooked up with the awesome Jesus (Kevin Alejandro).

But, remember back in Season 6 when Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) healed Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and there was the promise of a Jason/Eric dream pairing there? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we got to see this in Season 7? And according to True Blood’s show runner, Brian Buckner, this might just be a reality:

I think you can reasonably expect it. With our show there is an appetite — Alan from the get-go called it “popcorn for smart people.” And popcorn is addictive: You keep eating it and expect there to be another piece of popcorn right away. My favorite shows on TV make you wait for things. So the idea that I failed to deliver on a promise when I only made one episode after that promise … You know, sometimes things are better when we wait for them. I would love to get our audience conditioned to the idea that this might be a show that delays gratifications sometimes. Because of course we know people want to see that dream. The setup wasn’t written lightly. And believe me, there were HBO executives who were saying, “You have to give us the dream!” And we will. Of course we will. But that doesn’t mean it has to come in the very next episode.

If it’s not Eric and Jason – who would you like to see hook up in True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Revenge, True Blood, Suits, Good Wife, Mindy Project, Teen Wolf and More

Vulture – True Blood Showrunner Brian Buckner on Season 6, the Werewolf Problem, and the Jason-Eric Sex Dream

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 7 Sneak Peek: Surprise Visit

July 26, 2013

Jessica Hamby Gets A Surprise Visit:

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'This sneak peek video of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled, In the Evening, is a short but, oh, so sweet one! We are tantalised by the fact that Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) is hauled out of the general population of Vamp Camp and taken to a room where she is greeted by none other than her previous flame, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). We know that Jason is fighting the good fight now – but Jessica sure doesn’t!

Soirce: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Episode #7 Clip – Surprise Visit

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 6 Sneak Peek #SaveTheVamps

July 18, 2013

Jason Stackhouse Joins the LAVTF in Order to SAVE Vampires:

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 6Every Truebies favorite bumble brain, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) has recently realised that he isn’t anti-vampire and is now trying to save his fangy friends by joining the LAVTF in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 6, entitled Don’t You Feel Me?

Watch this sneak peek into Episode 6 and find out just how Jason manages to get himself fast-tracked into the LAVTF.

Oh, and he even manages to invent a new word!

Source: YouTube – True Blood S6E6 new recruit

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 5 Preview -Two New Clips!

July 13, 2013

Old and New Romances Ignite??:

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten and Anna Paquin

HBO has released two new clips for tomorrow’s Season 6 Episode 5 of True Blood! The first clip entitled “From Bad to Worse” we see Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) reaching out to Jason(Ryan Kwanten) after she has drained the four faerie Bellefleurs…it is obvious that there is still chemistry between the two, maybe this will be the beginning of a rekindling of an old romance!

The second clip entitled “Love Is” features Sookie(Anna Paquin) and Ben(Rob Kazinsky) a.k.a. Warlow, Sookie is beyond upset about Ben trying to trick her, and Ben expresses his love for her.  This clip is setting the stage for the revelation that there is more to the Warlow story, and the death of Sookie’s parents.

Check out the clips here!

Be sure to check out episode 5 which aires July 14 on HBO!

Source: Youtube-True Blood Season 6: Episode #5 Clip-From Bad to Worse

Youtube-True Blood Season 6: Episode #5 Clip -Love Is

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HBO’s True Blood Panel Scheduled for Comic Con 2013

July 10, 2013

Just announced: True Blood Panel Scheduled to Appear at Comic Con International 2013

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Comic Con True Blood Panel 2012

True Blood fans from all over the world are gearing up to attend San Diego’s Comic Con International. Once again, the cast of HBO’s True Blood will be in Ballroom 20 on Saturday July 20 at 3:30 PM to tease plot lines and answer fan questions live.  Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack will again be the panel moderator. Scheduled to appear:

Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Showrunner Brian Buckner, Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) and Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn).

Ryan Kwanten walked on his hands like a (very sexy) trained monkey to the delight of the crowd last year, and Joe Manganiello did a little bump and grind for the ladies.  What will happen this year?  A few thousand lucky fans will find out first hand on July 20.

For more information on Comic Con International, visit www.comic-con.org

Source: TrueBloodFanSource.com Comic Con 2013: True Blood Panel Announced with Attendees

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VIDEO: #WaitingSucks! True Blood Season 6: Jason Teaser

April 27, 2013

And So Begins The HBO Promo Videos:

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True BloodWhile we recently got to see the very first exciting promo video of True Blood’s Season 6, HBO has started the campaign in earnest now.  The first character video off the ranks belongs to Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten).

Make sure you let us know what you think of the video in the comments below. Also, make sure you check back here to TrueBloodNet.com for the next #WaitingSucks video which will feature Alcide (Joe Manganiello).

Without further delay, here is the video in question:

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: “Jason” Waiting Sucks

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True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten on his Career and Jason’s Progression During Season 5

August 27, 2012

Ryan Kwanten Talks About True Blood’s Fifth Season Finale:

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)

From finishing filming the fifth season of True Blood in May to flying out to London to the Olympic Games more recently, 35-year-old Ryan Kwanten never seems to stop moving. He recently starred in an indie Australian comedy Not Suitable for Children and up next he’ll be working on Sex and Sunsetsa Canadian comedy and “one of the best scripts” he says he’s read in a long time.

With the season finale of True Blood approaching, he notes how his character, Jason Stackhouse, copes when learning about his family’s death:

“It did affect him very profoundly, to the point that it really begins to shift the very fiber of who he is and everything that he thought that he was.”

Adding that this new information impacts Jason for the rest of the season, he also hints that although Jason has evolved as a person through the preceding seasons, he may revert back to his old self with all he is going through now.

This season, Jason is also getting more involved with other characters’ plots such as those of Hoyt and Sookie and the fae people. Kwanten has been loving this, mentioning:

“I love sort of randomly appearing in someone else’s storyline and maybe causing more chaos and more questions than answers.”

Speaking of creating more questions, he also reveals that this season finale will be a “more classic type of finale,” with a cliff hanger at the end rather than the usual True Blood style of tying things up neatly in the last few episodes.

As seen through Jason’s obvious lovable charms and naivety,  Kwanten’s love for good characters is what drives him to each project. Having his great looks and acting versatility gives him lots of opportunity, but he explains:

“I’ve been blessed with True Blood with the great writing, and that is more an inspiration and more what drives me. If a script doesn’t entice me at all, I’ve got no desire to do it because I’m not going to be fully committed to it. On the other hand, if it does drive me, I’ll do whatever I can in my power to make that film a success.”

It’s refreshing to find that Kwanten is happy to be acting for the love of it rather than being role-driven. Thankfully HBO’s True Blood set him up to be in a position of loving what he’s doing and getting paid well to boot.

Can’t wait to see what he creates in the future!

Source: Hollywoodreporter.com – True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten: Jason is ‘Profoundly’ Affected by Mystery of his Parents’ Death

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