True Blood’s Jim Parrack Joins the Cast of Resurrection

November 5, 2014

Jim Parrack’s Role Remains a Mystery Though:

Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) meet up again in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')True Blood fans will remember Jim Parrack as Hoyt Fortenberry in the HBO vampire series. Hoyt may have had his ups and downs throughout the TV series, but he eventually managed to get his happy ending with his vampire love, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) by the conclusion of Season 7 of True Blood.

Now it seems Jim is set to join the cast of Season 2 of ABC’s Resurrection. This TV series tells the story of the people of Arcadia, Missouri and how their lives are forever changed with the return of their deceased loved ones. The Hollywood Reporter had the following information on Jim’s mysterious new role:

Parrack will play a charismatic member of the “Returned,” a larger-than-life preacher from the 1930s with ties to both Bellamy’s (Omar Epps) birth family and the Langstons. As expected, his true motives are unclear. Parrack will appear in four episodes, first airing in January 2015.

It will be very interesting to see Jim Parrack in this exciting new role.

Let us know if you will be tuning into watch Jim Parrack in ABC’s Resurrection by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Regular Joins ‘Resurrection’ in Mysterious Role (Exclusive)

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Jim Parrack to Star in Talk Is Cheap

October 21, 2014

You Can Help Get This Climate Change KickStarter Project Started:

Jim ParracJim Parrack (True Blood’s Hoyt Fortenberry)k (who played Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO’s True Blood), has just signed on for a very unique new project. It is called Talk Is Cheap and it tells the powerful story about a father and daughter’s falling out, a vow of silence, and the ignition of a silent viral revolution. A teenage girl is so disgusted by “all the talk” about climate change, she posts a video online declaring she’s done talking until real change happens. Literally done talking. Her video goes viral and within days millions of kids follow her example.

You can help out this project via their KickStarter campaign. They have announced that everyone who donates $1 to the project via KickStarter will get the title of associate producer. Now that adds up to a LOT of names in the credits – 1.5 million in fact! But, the idea this KickStarter project is trying to achieve is to get 1.5 million people interested in this story. With that mission in hand, they hope it will help change the world’s opinion on climate change.

You can check out the Talk Is Cheap campaign video below or head on over to KickStarter to donate and find out more information:

Talk Is Cheap will also star Jim Jarrett and Kyla Jarrett. Academy Award winner Barrie M. Osborne has signed on as executive producer. Let us know by commenting below if you donate so we can check the credits for your name!

Source: KickStarter – Talk Is Cheap – from Academy Award Winner Barrie M. Osborne

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True Blood’s Jim Parrack on Hoyt & Jessica & Why They May Not Last

August 18, 2014

It May Not be a Happy Ending For Hoyt & Jessica in HBO’s True Blood Finale:

Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) get back together in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')Many truebies were jumping up and down in excitement when Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and vampire Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) seemingly got back together in Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7. With only one episode left, fans were placing this story line in the ever growing ‘finished and packed away‘ pile.

Hoyt and Jessica’s relationship was doomed originally, but many fans hoped that with Hoyt returning in Season 7 after the death of his mother, Maxine (Dale Raoul), things would be different this time around. After all, Hoyt and Jessica have both changed over their time apart. Hoyt has manned up and learned how to stand on his own two feet and Jessica has explored the darker side of being a vampire. It seemed time for the pair of them to settle back down together.

However, actor Jim Parrack has ruffled the feathers a little by making the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter just recently:

I don’t think they’re meant for each other. In the beginning, what maybe Hoyt had to offer Jessica was acceptance, to look at her when she felt freakish and say, ‘you’re beautiful.’ That would help, and then beyond that, there’s no indication that these two are wired to do well together.

Oh. No.

While Jim does go on to say the thought the relationship had ‘potential’ and there was the possibility of a ‘hopeful ending’, it has left fans wondering if maybe Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons) were the only characters getting a ‘happily ever after’ once True Blood concludes next week.

What do you think? Will Jessica and Hoyt live happily ever after? Or will Hoyt break her heart, leaving the door open for Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) to enter once more? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Jim Parrack on Hoyt and Jessica: “I Don’t Think They’re Meant for Each Other”

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Which True Blood Star Drinks Blood – For Real?!

August 16, 2014

Drinking Fake Blood is All in A Day’s Work for the Cast of HBO’s True Blood:

Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) meet up again in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')But what if one of the stars were into drinking the real stuff? For Jim Parrack (who stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO’s True Blood Season 7), it seems that his work habits have rubbed off on his personal life, when he admitted to Vulture recently that he likes to drink human blood. He did reassure the magazine that it is not a full time habit, and when supping from his girlfriend, it is only in small amounts:

I wouldn’t say regular, no. No, not regular. Uh … [Laughs.] I don’t know. Maybe a couple times a year? It’s more like on an impulse. When you make me spell it out like this, it sounds strange… I guess the best way to put it is sometimes I just like the way it tastes… Absolutely. I’m absolutely particular. [Laughs.] It’s not like it’s just anybody’s! That particular night, it was my girl. Yeah.

Speaking of girlfriends, what did Jim think of rescuing his current girlfriend as well as his ex (who he can’t remember dating thanks to being glamoured) in Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home)?

It was mostly just a reactionary thing. It was not really heroic, or part of a stance against vampires. It’s just, My girl ran off. I want to see where she is, I walk into this room and there’s this hellish torture unfolding. I guess the reaction to that would be, if you had a gun, to shoot whoever is carrying it out. That’s sort of the way I played it, just like, Holy shit! This is different! And then he’s got to smoke the person who’s causing the problems. And he saves a whole roomful of people. But it’s not because of a decision that’s made as much of a response to what’s happening in front of his face.

You can view the full interview Jim Parrack did with Vulture by clicking here.

Let us know your thoughts on Jim’s blood drinking ways by commenting below!

Source: Vulture – Jim Parrack on His True Blood Return, Hoyt’s Dream Girl, and Drinking Blood IRL

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Jim Parrack Discusses Why He Returned to True Blood

July 20, 2014

Hoyt Fortenberry Gets an Unwelcome Phone Call From a Friend He Can’t Remember:

Jim Parrack stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End)In Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, we witnessed a scene between Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and his glamoured ex-best friend, Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack). Not only was the scene heart breaking to watch because Hoyt learns of the death of his mother, Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul) but because it is a conversation between two men who were once best friends. Of course, after Jason slept with Hoyt’s girlfriend, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), the friendship was over and Hoyt made the decision to move away and have Jessica glamour both her and Jason out of his memories completely.

While Truebie fans were glad to see Hoyt return to True Blood (even if it wasn’t under the best of circumstances), actor Jim Parrack was at first hesitant to return to the vampire series:

I liked the arc I had where, in the first season Hoyt was very much like a child, and by the end of it he made a man’s decision to strike out on his own. So I couldn’t have been happier with it. I liked the way it ended. I felt like I had done everything I could with that character without starting to repeat some things. Also, I’m creatively satisfied, I have other things going on (movies, Broadway).

But after thinking about it, he decided to return for the following reason:

The thing that made me want to come back was just my friends on the show, really. We took big cuts on the money, the schedule was crazy, but there are a couple dozen people on the show that I consider to be my friends. Two years is a lot of time for an actor when you’re growing. I’m a much better actor than I was when I left the show. It’s nice to reinvent the role and think about what may have changed for Hoyt. So I could come back and be a different kind of actor about it, and also do it with my friends. I owe so much of my professional success to the opportunity that (creator) Alan Ball gave me on True Blood. So I wanted to be there for the end if I could.

What did you think of Hoyt’s return to True Blood Season 7? Let us know by commenting below!

Source: Toronto Sun – True Blood’s Jim Parrack Hopes Show Goes Out on a High Note

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True Blood’s Jim Parrack to Pen NFL Movie

December 7, 2011

Hoyt Fortenberry and James Franco to Team Up:

Jim Parrack as Hoyt FortenberryJim Parrack, who plays the lovable teddy-bear like Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, tweeted that he is writing a biopic of the great NFL quarterback Joe Namath. James Franco, a good friend of Parrack’s, will be behind the camera, directing the upcoming 3D film next summer.

Parrack’s Tweet:

“Greatest First Album ever!! Revisiting Reasonable Doubt while I write the Joe Namath script.”

Parrack wrote and directed his first film entitled Post, which he also stars in, along with his wife, Ciera. We hope there is more screenwriting and directing in his future! Tell us Truebies, what do you think about Parrack’s embarking out into new territory? Any plans to see the movie?

Source Credit: We got this covered

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Video: Jim Parrack on Hoyt and True Blood at the Emmys

September 28, 2011

Parrack Wants Hoyt to Go Crazy:

Jim Parrack talks to Pop Sugar TV at the EmmysRecently Jim Parrack talked to Pop Sugar TV while at the Emmys. He was asked about what direction he would like to see his character, Hoyt Fortenberry take on HBO’s True Blood. Here is what he had to say:

“Someone with that much inherent goodness, you can spend your goodness up like a currency, and pretty soon the account is empty. Right? So I don’t know what is going to happen next, but I do know that the three people that [he’s] had in Hoyt’s life… have betrayed him terribly and in a very short amount of time.  So what does someone do who’s used to living for other people and suddenly they’re all gone?”

Parrack was happy to answer his own question. He would like to see Hoyt just go crazy. He would like to see booze, drugs and women involved. Murder was not out of the question for him either.

Make sure you check out the full video interview below.

Source: YouTube – PopSugarTV: Jim Parrack Wants to See Hoyt “Go Crazy” on True Blood

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A Little Birdie Told Me — True Blood PSAs part 4

August 31, 2011

New PSAs From True Blood For “It Gets Better”:

This fourth article is again courtesy of True Blood’s official YouTube page. Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry), Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur), Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler), Ryan Kwanten and Chris Bauer (Jason Stackhouse and Andy Bellefleur) made “It Gets Better” PSAs for the Trevor Project. They talk about personal experiences with bullying.

Jim Parrack talks about being a bully:

“I’d like to be very honest with you all and let you know that growing up I made things very difficult on people around me at school, I was a jerk, and that’s gotten better too. Somehow I had it in my mind that if I could lash out at other people or hurt them that somehow I could secure something for myself. To address that I just want to say, you never get anything at all from putting someone else down. There’s no substance to it, there’s no real value to it, there’s no change. All you end up doing is hurting other people, and then being stuck with that realization some day… For those of you who are being victimized or brutalized by people like that, it’s all going to stop. The day is coming where you get to walk out into life, choose the road you’re going to go down, choose the people you want to spend your time with, and you’re free of it all.”


 

Todd Lowe offers one way to cope:

“If you find yourself the victim of bullying or discrimination, one of the things you can do to empower yourself is to write a story about your bully or tormentor… and make sure it has a happy ending. They go off and live their life, you live yours. Remember, it gets better.”


 

Carrie Preston talks about community:

“You may be feeling like you’re being bullied because you’re different from everybody around you. I just want you to know that it’s temporary, life is temporary. You are surrounded actually in this world by a much larger community who is made up of gay people, and straight people, and bisexual people, and transgendered people. But I think that we’re a community that’s not really commonly brought together because we have a certain sexual orientation — we’re a part of a community that’s humane, a part of a community that accepts people, a part of a community that loves people and will love you for who you are. So seek us out, we’re here for you. We want you to be who you are, and we will support you in whatever it is that you choose to be, seek us out we’re out here. It gets better, I promise.”


 

Kwanten and Bauer share being an outsider in common:

“We’re here to talk about bullying. Not the most popular of subjects but one that we must face. Look, Chris and I are both very much kind of outsiders. As much as it wouldn’t seem like we are. And we’re here to tell you that we don’t think we’re alone, we now know that we’re not alone. And if you also feel like an outsider, feel like that no one’s listening to you, believe me there are places to go, there is someone to turn to, there is a comfort, a security network that you can turn to. And if you’re one of the pickers, if you’re one of the bullies, you’ve gotta be kidding me! And you’re not alone. There’s a lot of people going through what you’re going through. Reach out, talk about it. Ask a caregiver, ask a coach, a teacher, anybody who’s there. You can get the help. And I promise you, it gets better.”

Truebies, if you feel picked on or alone and need help, please call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR or visit TheTrevorProject.org or GLSEN.org.

Source: True Blood official YouTube page

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Jim Parrack Talks About Hoyt, Jessica, Jason and That Scene

August 24, 2011

Not to Mention His New Movie, Sal:

Jim Parrack (True Blood’s Hoyt Fortenberry)Jim Parrack plays nice guy Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood. While Jason Stackhouse has always been his faithful sidekick, we have seen tension between not only the pair of them, but between his vampire girlfriend, Jessica, also. Season 4 has not been so kind to this little trio.

New York Magazine recently asked the actor about what is in store for Hoyt in the upcoming episodes of True Blood. While Parrack didn’t give a lot away, he did hint at Hoyt unleashing his darker side:

“Well, Hoyt’s father is dead and gone. His mother is dead to him. So he only has two people left: the love of his life and his best friend. And if they’re gone, what is there? That’s the kind of thing people kill people over, or destroy their own lives over. And Hoyt is somewhere between those two poles. He has nothing now. People took him for granted and misused his love. So I think we’re just barely scratching the surface of how dark he can go.”

While Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) is breaking up with Hoyt for all the right reasons, Jason seems to be stuck trying to work out where he stands morally after having a dream which involved not only Jessica, but Hoyt too! Parrack had this to say about that scene:

“I still haven’t seen that, but to play the cowgirl straddling my buddy? [Laughs.] That was a very interesting scene to shoot, to say the least.”

Besides playing lovable Hoyt, he is also getting ready for the premiere of his latest movie, Sal. It will debut at the Venice Film Festival this month and is about the actor Sal Mineo. Parrack will play the role of Keir Dullea, who was rehearsing alongside Sal for the play P.S. Your Cat is Dead, when Sal passed away. The movie is directed by James Franco and stars Val Lauren as Sal Mineo.

You can check out the full article here.

Make sure you keep an eye out for Sal. Meanwhile, what do you think is in store for Hoyt, Jessica and Jason?

Source: New York Magazine – True Blood’s Jim Parrack on His Character’s Dark Side, Working With James Franco, and Riding Jason Stackhouse

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Andy Bellefleur’s New Guns

April 24, 2011

Jim Parrack is afeard!

Jim Parrack @ Paley 2011 (David Livingston/Stringer)In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Jim Parrack, the actor who plays our lovable Hoyt Fortenberry, gave us the scoop on one of his co-stars.  Apparently, Chris Bauer (Detective Andy Bellefleur), unveiled something interesting at a recent work meeting — his buff new bod!

“Chris came into a table reading a couple weeks ago and he had on his cop uniform, and I stood up and I said, ‘I would actually do what this cop says to do,’ because Chris’s muscles were just popping.  I’m not kidding, he got fit. Chris’ll whoop all of our asses now.”

It’s only fitting that Andy should be extra prepared for whatever supernatural baddie may come his way.  He’s going to need all the help he can get this season!

Any fans of Chris Bauer out there?  Are you excited to see him and his new ‘gunshow’?

Source: WetPaint.com – Jim Parrack Says Get Ready for Buff Andy Bellefleur

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