R.I.P to True Blood’s Nora Gainesborough

July 31, 2013

RIP Nora Gainesborough (played by Lucy Griffiths) in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'

Is Nora’s Death a Catalyst for Eric’s Revenge?

So last week in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 6 we lost Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) and Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). This week, in Episode 7, entitled In the Evening, it’s Nora Gainesborough’s (Lucy Griffiths) turn. While fans were expecting it after she was injected in the previous episode with Hepatitis V, it was still sad. Not to mention the fact that her sibling’s response (Eric Northman, played brilliantly by Alexander Skarsgard) tore at our heartstrings.

But will this be Eric’s incentive for revenge? Will we see a return to the brutal Viking we know and love? And how do you even begin to shoot a scene where the dying vampire dissolves into a puddle of goo? Well, Lucy Griffiths can answer that last question one for you:

I had to have a tube next to my head and they had to pump all the blood through it, to make it look like I was melting, before they added the CGI. So I was covered in blood, covered head to toe, and it was so cold. It feels quite strange! The vein effects right before that were part transfers and make-up and post-production.

While this scene was tricky to perform, it was the flashback scenes that felt the strangest to Griffiths. She likened it to being on the set of a completely different show.

Now that Nora has died, there is also that pesky little fact that no one knows about the apparent incorrect interpretation of the Vampire Bible. Is this a dead end story line, or could the true meaning be revealed later on in the season? Only time will tell – and that time is quickly running out with the True Blood Season 6 finale fast approaching!

You can read the full interview with Lucy Griffiths by Vulture by clicking here.

Were you sad to see Nora die in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 7? Who do you think will die next? Let us know your views in the comments below!

Source: Vulture – True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths on Nora’s Hepatitis V and Her Emotional Moment with Eric

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Rachel Tsoumbakos)

 

 

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VIDEO: *MAJOR SPOILER ALERT* True Blood Season 6 Episode 7 Promo

July 19, 2013

Removed by request.

Our apologies but while we do ‘spoil’ on occasion, we don’t normally release this deep a spoiler. We don’t want to ruin your enjoyment of the show this Sunday, nor do we want to take advantage of a mistake on the part of the mother of all things True Blood, HBO. We have several other approved teasers posted on the site and we hope you enjoy one of them.

No blame is affixed to anyone but myself, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Video: True Blood Cast Dishes Spoilers at Season 5 Premiere

June 7, 2012

New Couples, Old Adversaries, a Long Awaited Backstory:

Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer at True Blood Season 5 PremiereWhen the cast of HBO’s True Blood turned out for the Season 5 premiere, they were interviewed on the red carpet. Everyone was happy to share information and insights into their characters and the events of the show itself.

*Warning: Mild spoilers ahead!

Alan Ball said that Season 5 is the season of church and state. It’s the season of politics and religion from the vampire perspective. When asked about Scott Foley’s character, Patrick, Mr. Ball explained that he made a bad decision in the heat of battle and it has far reaching consequences. Finally, Mr. Ball alluded to the introduction of some new romantic couples. He couldn’t elaborate because it would give too many story details away.

Jacob Hopkins (Alexander) described his character as feisty and strong minded. He says Alexander grew more obnoxious with each episode.

Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington) said that vampire politics are the focus of Season 5. Mr. O’Hare explained that when people are brought back to life, they have to lose something. With Russell’s resurrection, he has lost his vicious ambition. In its place are a playfulness, ease, and humor. But make no mistake, Russell is still really dangerous. He still kills a lot of people, and kills them with glee. When asked, Mr. O’Hare said it took Russell about 4-5 episodes to heal. Most intriguingly of all, Russell unexpectedly falls in love again.

“Something happens from across the room. Something happens while sharing a body. Someone you know. You’ll be very surprised  by it.”

Lucy Griffiths (Nora) explained that Nora and her ‘brother’ Eric love each other very much but haven’t seen one another in a long time. Their relationship can be very fraternal, in that they can be very aggressive toward each other. They make a great team when they work together but otherwise they just mess each other up.

Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) talked of the close relationship that developed between his character and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

“We’re good friends and it’s been a lot of fun. And we sort of love each other.”

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) shared that Nora’s appearance caused a little bit of trouble for Pam. Ms. Bauer van Straten explained that she and Alex have been asking for Pam’s backstory for years and were thrilled to finally see it played out. She says the story explains the Pam we know.

Kelly Overton plays a new werewolf character named Rikki. She describes her character as a strong, resourceful werewolf, the opposite of the damsel in distress. She’s determined to find out what happened to the Pack Master and is not loving Alcide at the moment.

Rutina Wesley said that, despite people’s doubts, Tara is coming back.

Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) said that becoming a vampire might be the best thing that’s ever happened to Steve. At first, he wondered if Steve would be self-loathing but the reality is, he’s very attracted to power. Jason is the guy Steve always wanted to be and he’s coming after Jason. But, Jason has a new vampire friend in Jessica.

“If you mess with Jason, you mess with Jessica.”

Apparently, the first four episodes are a Pam tour de force, and the origin story between Pam and Eric is fantastic. Fans don’t have long to wait now. Season 5 of True Blood premieres on HBO June 10th.

Check out the video below, if you’d prefer to skip to the good stuff (strictly True Blood related), it starts right before the 3-minute mark. Enjoy!

Source: TVLine

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Spoiler: True Blood Season 5 Eric Northman’s “Sister” Cast

November 3, 2011

Nora Role Goes to Lucy Griffiths:

Lucy Griffiths who will play Nora the vampire in Season 5 of HBO's True BloodFans who have been waiting to see who the lucky lady cast to play Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgård) sister can rest easy now. The role has been given to actor Lucy Griffiths.

25 year old Griffiths is best known for her role as Maid Marian in the BBC production of Robin Hood. She will play the progeny of Godric, Nora. While she feels a deep love for her brother, Eric, she is also playing the role of double agent to the Vampire Authority. Who will win out in the end?

Source: TV Line – True Blood Scoop: Meet Eric’s Vampire ‘Sister’

(Photo Credit: IMDb.com)

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