Mehcad Brooks on Law & Order: SVU

August 26, 2011

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Mehcad Brooks (Eggs) Chris Pizzello/AP PhotoFans of Mehcad Brooks, the tall, dark, and handsome actor who played “Eggs” on HBO’s True Blood can catch him in the second episode of Law & Order: SVU, on Wednesday, September 28.  This upcoming season will be the hit NBC show’s thirteenth — quite a run!  For those who don’t remember, Eggs was Tara’s love interest-turned-possessed-murderer, all thanks to that crazy maenad Maryann during season 2.  Make sure you tune in, and let us know what you thought!

Many thanks to the producers of Law & Order: SVU for the scoop!

(Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP Photo)

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UK’s True Blood Convention is Back in 2011

February 4, 2011

Bitten 2 is Announced

Bitten 2Massive Events has announced its second annual UK True Blood convention, Bitten 2. Last year hundreds of fans travelled to Northampton in the UK to participate in the event, some from as far away as Australia.

Previously, the event involved meeting the stars, Q & A sessions, photo opportunities as well as plenty of people roleplaying their fave characters. This year looks set to be just as fun!

The first confirmed True Blood cast member is Mehcad Brooks, who played Benedict “Eggs” Talley in Season 2, but there should be plenty more to follow, if last year is anything to go by.

Tickets and event information are available now and can be found here. Prices are as follows:

Standard Adult Programme at £78
Silver Programme at £135 – Limited to 150!
Gold Programme at £195 – Limited to 150!

The event is being held at the Park Inn hotel in Northampton from Friday August 5th to Sunday August 7th, 2011.

So if you are in the area, be sure to get yourself a ticket before they all sell out!

Source: Geek Syndicate – Second Annual True Blood UK Convention

(Photo credit: Massive Events)

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Video: Mehcad Brooks in State Farm Ad

November 28, 2010

Mehcad Brooks who played Tara‘s love interest Eggs on HBO‘s True Bloodcan now be seen in the new State Farm ad airing on television stations everywhere.   Co-starring with Selita Ebanks, Brooks appears shirtless as a “replacement” boyfriend after the State Farm representative arrives.  Enjoy!

Source:  Youtube.com– statefarm

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True Blood Men Make People Magazine’s Top 100 Sexiest

November 11, 2010

Hold on to your hats, ladies (and gents?)… the time has arrived for People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Of course some of the fellas from HBO‘s True Blood had to make the top 100 list!  Did you ever doubt?  I didn’t think so.  Without further ado:

Sexy Chests to Be Thankful For

Joe Manganiello, ‘Alcide Herveaux

Manganiello plays Sookie‘s (Anna Paquin) new friend and protector, who happens to be a werewolf.  We are very much looking forward to seeing more of him in upcoming seasons.

From People Magazine:

“True Blood‘s lone wolf doesn’t have any qualms about displaying his bare essentials for the HBO hit. ‘Werewolves don’t shift shapes with their jeans on!’ he explained to PEOPLE of his racy scenes.”

And are we ever thankful for that!

True Blood's Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux)

Stephen Moyer, ‘Vampire Bill’

Moyer plays 170-year-old Civil War veteran vampire Bill Compton, who is also Sookie’s on-again, off-again boyfriend.  Lucky for us, vampires’ bodies don’t change, and what we’re left with is a strong and fit delight of a man.  Yes, ma’am.

Stephen Moyer (True Blood's Vampire Bill)

Mehcad Brooks, ‘Eggs

Brooks played ‘Eggs’ Tally, Tara‘s love interest in Season 2.  It was sad to see him go, but thankfully we can still see him in other roles (the latest being Angelo Bembrey in Just Wright), and in the Spring 2010 Calvin Klein underwear ads.  If you haven’t seen him in the ads, grab something to fan yourself with and have a seat.  They are hot!

Mehcad Brooks (True Blood's 'Eggs')

Sexy at Every Age

Joe Manganiello, fully clothed this time, looking quite handsome in a suit:

Joe Manganiello (True Blood's Alcide)

There you have it!  Three cheers for our three studs!  We are so proud.

To see the video of the 100 Sexiest Men, click here and enjoy!

SOURCE: people.com – Sexiest Man Alive 2010

(Photo credits: people.com, HBO Inc, Starsurf/Splash News Online, National Photo Group)

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VIDEO: Mehcad Brooks Reminisces about True Blood

August 3, 2010

TheTVJunkie had the opportunity to speak with Mehcad Brooks who played Eggs on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood during the 2010 TCA Summer Sessions. Although we will not be seeing Mehcad on True Blood any more, he did talk about his time on the show.

SOURCE: TheTVJunkie

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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

(Photo credit:  Rebecca Murray from About.com)

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Mehcad Brooks to Star in New Pilot for ABC

March 4, 2010

If you are missing Mehcad Brooks, who played Benedict “Eggs” Talley, in HBO’s True Blood, then don’t worry. He is going to be starring in a new pilot series by ABC entitled Generation Y which:

“revolves around a group of former high school students, tracking their paths over the past ten years and the events that have led them to where they are in the present day.”

Mehcad Brooks will play a character who has been overseas in Afghanistan and is trying to get home to his expectant wife and see the birth of his first child. Right now you can catch Mehcad as a handsome lawyer on ABC’s Deep End, then starting on March 21st you can catch him as “Eggs” in HBO’s encore showing of Season 2 of True Blood.

SOURCE: digitalspy.com

(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)

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Mehcad Brooks Suits Up for ABC Role

February 20, 2010

As Mehcad Brooks suits up for his role as a lawyer on ABC’s “The Deep End,” he reminisces with iF Magazine about time spent on the “True Blood” set, where he played Eggs, Tara Thornton‘s boyfriend in season two.

He said he had a lot of fun giving Eggs definition as a character — and he’s not talking about his muscles. The character is only in the novels the series is based on for a few chapters, so he and the writers got to make things up as they went along. He also had a longer run than expected — Eggs was only supposed to be in three episodes, but after his audition, Mehcad was asked to join the show.

Mehcad said his experience on the show was incredible, save the unsavory task of shooting scenes in a sweltering swamp.

“My last day of shooting “True Blood,” I was trudging through the swamps in between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. It was about 103 degrees, probably 110 heat index. They called, ‘Cut!’ and I said, ‘Next job I have, all air conditioning, all suits.’ … Swamp notwithstanding, I had an incredible experience on “True Blood.” It was an amazing show to be a part of, very well-received and it’s always a nice thing when people really appreciate the hard work that you put into something, so I could not have asked for a better run.”

Mehcad‘s role as Dallas-based lawyer Malcom Bennett on “The Deep End” has him tackling an entirely different role, he said, though he does draw from his experience working at his father’s law firm during high school. His character is blunt and guarded and always has the right answer.

“He’s somewhat guarded as a person, but he’s also glib and unapologetically dynamic. He’s always got the right answer, even if he doesn’t sugarcoat the pill, so you have to go to him and deal with him, even if you don’t like how he puts it. He’s very blunt. Perhaps it seems like he ignores feelings.”

Mehcad stars alongside Billy Zane, perhaps most famous for his “Titanic” role, and fellow HBO alum Tina Majorino, who played Heather Tuttle on “Big Love.”

SOURCE: iF Magazine

(Photo credit: HBO Inc., screencap by James)

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PHOTOS: Mehcad Brooks At The GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers Party

February 14, 2010

Although we may not be seeing Mehcad Brooks in season 3 of Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series you can still catch him on his new show, “The Deep End” or at various events such as this 0ne.  Mehcad took time out of his busy schedule to attend the “GQ Best New Menswear Designers Party” held at the IAC Building on February 11, 2010 in New York City. Looking good!


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VIDEO: True Blood Stars on the SAG Red Carpet

February 10, 2010

Several members of the True Blood cast were interviewed in yet another video taken at the SAG Awards. Amongst those were Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Mariana Klaveno (Lorena), and Mehcad Brooks (Eggs).


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There were several small topics discussed in the video. First was about being at the SAGs. In that portion of the video, Deborah said “I think I was most excited about seeing my boyfriend in his fabulous suit. We’re such jeans and t-shirts kind of people that it’s nice to see him gussied up a bit.”

Alex talked directly about the SAG awards, commenting, “[It’s] very humbling… Amazing. Very flattering to be nominated.”

Mariana talked about how the SAGs allow actors to see their peers. She said, “It’s a little surreal. I just passed by Betty White and Joan Allen and I’m a little starstruck.”

The next section of the video was about how and when different actors got their SAG cards (you must have a speaking line in something before you are eligible to get it). Alex played the joker in this section of the video. His response “I thought you were going to say ‘When did you get this tall?'” was rather amusing!

Mariana said she got her SAG card because [she] was blown up on Alias. (I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants to see her character on True Blood have the same thing happen to her!)

Another portion of the video had the stars talking about the SAG Awards as a whole. Mehcad had this to say: “It’s us… You know it’s us voting for each other, it’s us patting ourselves on the back, it’s us respecting each other for work that we really appreciate and connect to.”

Alex‘s comment was more about being around the cast of True Blood than the SAG Awards themselves. He said, “It sounds kind of boring but I’m actually really excited because it’s seventeen of us in the cast—we’re all here tonight and we don’t—we never work together because there’s so many storylines going on on the show… I’m actually quite excited to hang out with the whole group tonight.”

In the final part of the video, which showed some various show casts with their awards, there is a two-second glimpse of Patrick Gallagher (Vampire Chow) saying “Thank you, thank you” for winning his award for his work on GLEE.

This is a rather long video (around 11 minutes), but just to see the cast of True Blood makes watching the whole thing worth it! After all, who doesn’t enjoy seeing actors we all love dressed to the nines?

Click here to watch the video.

SOURCE: SAGAwards.com

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