Mehcad Brooks Talks About True Blood

January 28, 2010

Mehcad Brooks was recently interviewed by Jim Halterman from jimhalterman.com, and during the interview (which is mostly about his character on the new ABC show The Deep End), Mehcad talked about what it was like being Eggs on True Blood.

The main True Blood question Jim asked was what was Mehcad‘s experience during Season 2 of True Blood. Mehcad‘s response was pretty funny! He said:

It was just insane. It was weird. It was crazy but it was actually kind of therapeutic and great for an actor. It’s the type of role that you dream of. You’re able to have the dramatic moments and have these dramatic storylines and arcs but at the same time you get to devour heart pie! One moment you’re having an orgy in the middle of the woods and it’s 45 degrees outside and you can see your breath. You’re actually discussing Kafka and Puccini between pelvic thrusts. And you’re pondering how it is you’re being paid for this and trying to make it seem real.

Mehcad‘s experience sounds immensely entertaining, and the mental imagery to go along with his statement is pretty fun too!

Of course, there are many other questions in the interview, including one about Mehcad‘s willingness to portray a gay character if he were offered such a role.

This is definitely a very interesting interview with Mehcad that everyone should read and we encourage you to visit the site to read it in its entirety.

Also, we must extend a big thank you to Jim Halterman for informing us about his interview with Mehcad and sharing it with us.

To read the full interview, please click here.

SOURCE: JimHalterman.com

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PHOTOS: True Blood Men Walk the SAG Red Carpet

January 24, 2010

The very handsome men of True Blood walked the red carpet at the 16th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards on Saturday, January 23, 2010 held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.  Presented below is a series of photos here showcasing Sam Trammell, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Todd Lowe, Mehcad Brooks and Stephen Moyer looking extremely handsome. Enjoy the photos!


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Todd Lowe Added to Guest List for EyeCon’s True Blood Convention

October 18, 2009

dark-terryWith less than a month to go until the True Blood convention in Orlando, FL, we have another update to report. Todd Lowe, whom we all know and love as scrambled war veteran and Merlotte’s cook Terry Bellefleur, will be attending the convention, which takes place from November 13-15 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center. He joins several of his cast mates who have been confirmed for the guest list–Sam Trammell (Sam), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Allan Hyde (Godric), and Ashley Jones (Daphne). According to the EyeCon website, Mehcad Brooks, who plays Satan-in-a-beautiful-Sunday-hat, Eggs, has postponed his appearance due to personal reasons.

Fans at the convention will have many opportunities throughout the weekend to interact with the actors in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. They will also learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes at True Blood. The line-up includes Q&A panels, photo and autograph sessions, and celebrity banquets. For those interested in details about tickets or the schedule, visit the EyeCon website! And remember that the guest list might be updated with more cast additions as the event nears. We will keep you informed if they do!

SOURCE: eyeconfla.com

(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)

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Mehcad Brooks Attending Eyecon’s True Blood Convention

September 30, 2009

mehcad-brooks-flixsterTrue Blood fans will remember Mehcad Brooks as Tara Thornton‘s (Rutina Wesley) boyfriend Benedict “Eggs” Talley who was controlled by Maryann to do some nasty deeds and met a deadly finish at the end of season 2.  Now Mehcad is set to star as a regular in the ABC upcoming legal drama “The Deep End.” as Malcolm Bennet, an associate at a prestigious LA law firm where the show is set.

Mehcad has not forgetting True Blood and Eyecon has informed us that he will be attending the True Blood Convention at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, FL from November 13 – 15, 2009 along with Sam Trammell, Allan Hyde, Nelsan Ellis and Ashley Jones.

The 1st True Blood Convention organized by Eyecon will feature the following events:

  • Friday Night Kickoff Cocktail Party
  • Saturday Evening Celebrity Banquet
  • Exclusive Platinum Party
  • Celebrity Q&A Sessions
  • Celebrity Autograph Sessions
  • Celebrity Photo Ops
  • Celebrity Breakfast Auctions

The  Friday Night Kickoff Cocktail Party is an hour-long festive gala spent with the celebrities. It’s a perfect way to know the stars and meet other fans. The Saturday Evening Celebrity Banquet will be your chance to dine with the stars, which gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal in a more relaxed setting. You can rock with the stars during the Exclusive Platinum Party and aim to win and awe the crowd in the Guitar Hero competition. If you’re equipped with questions that you’re dying to ask the stars, the Celebrity Q&A Sessions will be the time to blurt it all out and have it all answered right from the celebrities themselves. During the Celebrity Autograph Sessions, you can have your photos and collectibles signed in an instant.  The Celebrity Photo Ops gives you the chance to “star” in professional and high quality pictures with your favorite celebrity or group of celebrities in 8×10 portraits on a beautiful backdrop taken by a professional photographer using state-of-the-art camera equipment and lighting, which will be made available shortly after they are taken.

This is a chance for True Blood fans to meet and mingle with the stars of the show that should not be missed!  For more information about tickets and programming, please visit www.eyeconfla.com.

SOURCE: Eyecon

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Mehcad Brooks Talks With Honey Magazine

September 16, 2009

Mehcad BrooksHis days as Benedict “Eggs” Talley in True Blood may be over and we’ll never see the great chemistry shared by him and Tara ever again. But Mehcad Brooks’ oozing hotness is just beginning to sizzle. On his recent interview with Honey Magazine, Mehcad talked about a funny incident on Facebook, his sexiness, thoughts about settling down, Prop 8, celebrity crushes, and more. Looks like we’ll never get over him.

Mehcad said that his Facebook account has been canceled due to the grounds that they thought he was impersonating himself. He said that the guy who’s pretending to be him has his account still. But if you’re on Twitter, you can follow the “real” him @MehcadBrooks.

Now owning one of Hollywood’s great bodies is not as easy as some might think. Mehcad has been working out heavily since he was 17 and he used to go to the gym four or five days a week. Recently, it has been slim down to two days a week – probably because of his tight schedule. For him, working out in the gym has to do with mind, body, and spirit. This is why he started doing yoga this year. He also reads a lot of books based on personal power and laws of attraction.

Fact – he has a body to die for. He’s got those sexy abs and now he’s been equated as one of the sex symbols in Hollywood. But he seems to just laugh it off and would rather be known for something else. He said,

“It’s nice to be appreciated for whatever reason…Looks fade, so that’s not the main focus…I’d rather not be known for that. I’d rather be known for being good.”

And not just that. Mehcad is also awkward in claiming his sexiness.

“I mean, it’s just a strange thing to claim. I can own the fact that I’m a good actor, because I work really hard at it. I can own the fact that I’m athletic because I work really hard at it. I can own the fact that I have a lot of stamina and I have lot of strength because I work really hard at that. But one person may find me sexy, and another might not find me sexy. That’s all subjective, an opinion. I can’t go around proclaiming that I know other people’s opinions about me. Plus, I see myself everyday, and I see everything that’s wrong. I don’t see everything that’s right, most of the time. It’s all relative. Sometimes I’m running and working out and sometimes I’m just trying to chill, stomach hanging out, chilling.”

Funny thing about Mehcad is that he doesn’t consider himself as a sex symbol nor does he think he’s sexy. Talk about being humble again! He said,

“The thing is I don’t really consider myself a sex symbol, because I don’t find myself sexy.”

He also said that he doesn’t mind being bare-naked, while walking out on the streets.

“I don’t have any problem taking my clothes off. I don’t even like clothing. If you have to wear them, you may as well look good in them. But if I had my way, I’d just walk around the street, you know, chillin … with just a pair of socks on.”

But believe it or not, Mehcad is a self-proclaimed nerd and a film dork. Well, we can forgive him for being a film dork – he’s a film student. But a nerd? I know. It’s really difficult to digest that. He must probably be just bluffing. But when asked what makes him a nerd, he said,

“The books that I read. The fact that I read at all. I don’t follow sports a lot. My sport is politics.

Actually, he’s just not into following the sports stats, but he sure does watch the Super Bowl and the NBA playoffs and those other big stuffs that he think matters.

Moreover, Mehcad revealed that he loves women. He finds a lot of women very nurturing and good listeners. And the reason why it was really easy for him to end  simply going  into one  relationship after another is because he has a lot of female friends. And lately, he’s been trying to focus on his career and finding the right woman is not his top concern as of the moment. But he would want to have a wife and kids someday. He said,

“I’ve been trying to focus on other things, like on my career. And just focus on who I am as a human being without being wrapped up in relationships. Finding the one is not my top priority right now.”

Mehcad, equipped not only with an awesome body, but also with sheer intelligence, speaks his mind out about the whole Prop 8, which he finds abhorrent.

“I find it really offensive. I just find it really problematic when you start throwing people’s rights away. Until we get our gay brothers and sisters back into a realm of consciousness that everyone else is in, it’s just not right. A woman who’s getting married — it’s probably going to be a gay man who made her dress, and a gay man who’s doing her hair and makeup, but he can’t get married.”

He also confessed about his celebrity crushes. He said that he has a huge celebrity crush on Halle Berry, which won’t fade away. Also, he has a crush on Rachel Maddow’s mind. And for his ideal woman, he said,

“I really like an attentive listener. And support. And a woman who has her own, who can support herself and feel secure in her own skin. I complement her and she complements me.”

Alright, let’s face it. Mehcad Brooks is really out of True Blood, but just like everybody else on the show, he’s already made a name for himself. And ladies, if you’re a good listener and supportive, maybe you’re the girl Mehcad’s been looking for.

Source: honeymag.com

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Mehcad Brooks New Project On “The Deep End”

September 4, 2009

mehcad-brooksMehcad Brooks, who portrays Tara Thornton‘s love interest, Benedict “Eggs” Talley, on Alan Ball‘s highly successful HBO TV vampire series True Blood has landed the role as a regular in ABC’s upcoming legal drama “The Deep End.”  Mehcad has been cast in the role of  Malcolm Bennet, an associate at a prestigious LA law firm where the show is set.

Now this announcement has many True Blood fans wondering what does it mean in regards to his character on the show.  Will Mehcad return to True Blood for season 3 or is this an indication of something about his character leading many to speculate on the fate of Eggs in the season finale.  We will have to wait and see what will happen in the season finale of True Blood which will air on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9pm on HBO.

SOURCE: AccessHollywood.com

(Photo credit:  Chris Pizzello/AP Photo)

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Mehcad Brooks Interview At The Final Destination 4 Premiere

August 30, 2009

mehcad-brooks-interviewMehcad Brooks, best known as Benedict “Eggs” Talley on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood recently attended The Final Destination 4 Premiere where Rebecca Murray from About.com had the opportunity to interview him on the red carpet.  Mehcad was a delight to watch and listen to as he discussed some of the wardrobe he had to wear for the show (the infamous “sock), the storyline and a little tidbit about Stephen Moyer on the set of True Blood that will surely generate lots of giggles. It is apparent that everyone on the show gets along extremely well and seem to all have a great time working together.  We would like to express a sincere thank you to Rebecca Murray for informing us about her interview with Mehcad so we may present the information to all True Blood fans. To watch the video interview please go to Rebecca website by clicking the link here.

SOURCE:  Rebecca Murray from About.com

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Mehcad Brooks’ Race For A Cause

August 26, 2009

Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks, who plays Benedict “Eggs” Talley in “True Blood,” was profusely sweating while out in the scorching sun last Aug. 23 in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Brooks enthusiastically competed in an open race triathlon, which covered a distance of 700m swim, 12m bike and a 5k run for the Tag the World Charity Celebrity Triathlon. The event benefited the It Takes An Ohana (ITAO) charity. (In the Hawaiian culture, Ohana is a term for extended family.) They were able to pair more than 30 foster youths with a celebrity and a triathlete as part of the VIP team.

For more than 35 years,  ITAO has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children in Hawaii by offering resources and information to people in the community who are concerned with protecting the interests of children and youth in out-of-home care. ITAO’s wide variety of services include quarterly newsletters, advocacy, information services, trainings, referral services and workshops.

Now it looks like Brooks whose character Eggs — a former homeless guy who never had the chance to feel what it’s like to have an Ohana — is trying to give what his character never had by helping children gain a real Ohana.

SOURCES:

tagtheworldtriathlon.com

justjared.buzznet.com

hawaiifosterparent.org

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Carrie Preston Talks About True Blood Season Two

March 26, 2009

arlenehboCarrie Preston talks about season two of True Blood and gives us some spoilers that will have fans excited and waiting anxiously for season two to begin. Now if you do not want to read any spoilers then do not continue reading. OK, you have been warned.  Recently Carrie Preston had the opportunity to speak to SCI FI Wire where she was able to provide in the interview little tidbits of what we can expect when Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series returns for season two. Carrie who plays Arlene Fowler, the redheaded bar waitress who has a knack of choosing the wrong men (she has been married four times and her latest boyfriend, well let‘s just say her late boyfriend had some character flaws), says that for season two True Blood is going to go deeper into the supernatural world. Carrie states that:

“Things are going to get a little crazy on the show,” … “There’s going to be a bunch of new sort of supernatural things that are being introduced. Besides the … the vampires. And, as far as Arlene goes, well, let’s just say that Arlene’s not the type of woman to be single for very long.”

The regular cast of True Blood from season 1 return with a few additional characters including Valerie Cruz, Anna Camp, Ashley Jones, Michelle Forbes, Mehcad Brooks and Deborah Ann Woll who will all have a part in the storyline for season two. According to Carrie Preston True Blood has just finished filming episode 5 and will be starting episode 6 marking the halfway point of filming (there are 12 episode per season).

SCI FI Wire asked Carrie if she could explain some of the supernatural aspects that are going to occur in season 2. As Carrie indicated she can not talk in detail but can state some general overviews of what will happen. One thing that Carrie did mention is that season two is departing a bit away from the books (Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series which True Blood is an adaptation) and that the writers are expanding some of the characters and developing several different storylines occurring at the same time.

“…they’re fleshing out characters that are minor in the books, and they’re … changing some plot things, and they’ve really made it their own. … You’re going to see some characters doing things that you’re surprised at, which will be fun. So I think the show is going to kind of keep you on your toes, and there’s several different storylines that are spinning in the air. …”

The several different storylines that Carrie is referring to are ones involving Bill and Sookie, Jason and stuff happening with him, Tara and her experiences with her new friends and of course the others at Merlotte‘s will see some action too. When SCI FI Wire asked about Michelle Forbes‘ character, Maryann , Carrie stated that she is a mysterious character who is going to be prominent in season two. As to what she is and her powers, even Carrie states that “we’re still a little confused … as to what her powers actually are. But, you know, she is a very powerful force.”

Now the big question, does anyone die in season 2? Well all that Carrie could say is that you don’t know who is going to live or die and that goes for both the new cast members and the regulars. As Carrie says these are some of the questions she asks herself:

“… are you going to make it? Are you going to make it through the season? Especially now that they’ve departed from the books. Because when I got the job, of course, I read all the books to see if Arlene lives, and she does in the books, but who knows?”

SOURCE: SCI FI Wire.com

(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)

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True Blood’s New Cast Member: Mehcad Brooks

January 24, 2009

mehcadbrooksRecently we introduced you to Michael McMillian who will be playing the role of Steve Newlin in Season 2 of Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series “True Blood”. We would like to introduce to you another new character that will be in season 2: Mehcad Brooks who will be portraying “Eggs” Benedict Talley. The following video is a short interview of Mehcad Brooks where he mentions being cast for “True Blood“ and his other works.

 

 

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