The Vampires of True Blood Have a Problem with Authority

July 5, 2012

Facing Threats From All Directions, Will the Vampire Authority Always Win?

The Mellencamp jokes abound in the aftermath of HBO’s broadcast of the third episode of Season 5 of True Blood. Chris Meloni made his long-awaited appearance as Roman Zimojic, and viewers were introduced to the characters who make up the body of the Authority. Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) might be viewed as an external threat to the Authority’s authority, but fans have begun to learn the greatest threat might be an internal one.

Alan Ball has said that Season 5 of True Blood would be a reflection of the current state of America’s political battle between extreme religion and secularism. Episode 3 revealed that the Authority will be the vehicle used to present that battle. Roman, as head of the Authority, is the Guardian of the blood of Lilith, and is the main architect of Mainstreaming. Among the seven Chancellors, there is a faction known as Sanguinistas. These are literal and rigidly dogmatic vampires who believe humans are meant to be cultivated as food.

The Authority: The First. The Last. The Eternal:

For an inside peek at The Authority check out HBO’s Inside True Blood Blog which sports a video titled “The Authority: The First. The Last. The Eternal”. The video is filled with scenes from the episode, as well as interviews with cast and crew. The interviews shed light on events viewers have already seen, and hints at exciting things yet to come. It’s entertaining and well worth the watch.  On the more humorous side is Jessica’s video blog featuring her new BFF, Ginger. The socially awkward baby vamp and the consummate fangbanger discuss cutting edge fashion for the daring vampire. Nothing that leads to Jessica planning to purchase a ‘bandage dress’ on Bill’s credit card can be good. Check out the video below!

The Authority. The First. The Last. The Eternal.

Source: Inside True Blood

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Scott Foley’s Top Secret True Blood Mission Does Not Involve Getting Naked

May 29, 2012

It Gets Physical, But It’s Not What You Think:

Scott Foley and Carrie Preston on True Blood New to the cast of HBO’s True Blood for the upcoming season 5 is Scott Foley (Felicity, Grey’s Anatomy). Foley plays Patrick, former platoon commander of Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe). The two embark on a storyline that has them tracking down former members of the platoon in order to resolve a mysterious event that took place in Iraq, and continues to haunt Terry.

Whatever that mission is, Foley says it does not involve nudity or sexual adventures for either Patrick or Terry. While the storyline requires a great deal of physicality – running, jumping and fighting – it’s all done completely clothed.

“Something happened between the two of them in Iraq that needs to be dealt with. I can’t say what it is. It has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves. But there is a mission that they need to complete.”

Scott Foley on True Blood - first lookFoley suspects that at least part of the reason he gets to keep his clothes on, is that both Patrick and Terry are completely human; not a common condition for characters in True Blood. Because of the large number of supernatural beings that are in the popular HBO show, Foley says that the first thing he’s asked when he discusses his role is what his character is. He assures us that Patrick is indeed, 100% human.

“I’m not a vampire, I’m not a werewolf, I’m not a werepanther, I’m not a fairy, I’m not a shapeshifter. I’m just a guy coming into town trying to finish something he started back in Iraq.”

What do you think, Trubies? What could this mysterious mission be? Just under two weeks until the Season 5 premiere!

Source: TVLINE

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True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård Has Praise for Co-Stars

May 22, 2012

HBO’s Viking Vamp Dishes On Castmates:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric NorthmanWith the return of True Blood for Season 5 on June 10, and the release of ‘Battleship’ into theaters on May 18, fans of Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) will have much to enjoy this summer.

Skarsgård’s film, ‘Battleship’, also marks the acting debut of singer Rhianna. Skarsgård shares several scenes with her and says he was not at all surprised at how easily she took to acting.

“I was honestly not surprised. Just like, watching her on stage, or her videos, you can tell [from] her energy and her charisma and personality, you know that she’s gonna be great in that part. I knew that and she really is.”

New to the cast of True Blood for Season 5, but making his return to HBO, is Chris Meloni (Oz, Law & Order: SVU). Skarsgård regards Meloni, who plays Vampire Authority member Roman, as a great addition to the cast.

“It wasn’t easy. His first day was basically him coming in. It was five pages of dialogue. Half of it was in Aramaic. That was like, ‘Welcome to the show, Chris.’ But he’s a trooper, a really amazing actor – obviously — and a great guy. We’ve had a lot of fun together on the show.”

It’s no secret that Skarsgård and True Blood co-star, Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pamela DeBeaufort) have always held one another in very high regard.  A recent teaser video, released by HBO, gives us a peek at a scene that might indicate a rift between the Viking Vampire Eric Northman and his progeny, Pam. Does Eric release his child? Do they find a way to ‘kiss and make up’? What do you think?

Sources: Access Hollywood & YouTube

Photo: HBO

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Video: Carrie Preston’s True Blood Season 5 Predictions

March 21, 2012

Is Arlene’s Family In Danger?

Carrie Preston, True Blood’s ArleneAccording to True Blood actress Carrie Preston, season 5 of the show will be the one to watch. As always, one of the best things about any new season is the host of new characters that come with it. Chris Meloni (Law and Order: SVU), and Scott Foley (Felicity), will be joining the cast this season. Meloni stars as an ancient and very powerful new vamp, and Foley joins as Patrick Devans, a war veteran carrying dangerous baggage.

Preston was quick to note that Foley will be causing more than a few problems for Arlene and Terry. It isn’t yet clear at this point exactly what way Foley will threaten Arlene’s happy marriage, but the actress had this to say during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival:

 “Arlene wants to hold onto her man and her family and that’s always going to be her MO. Anything that comes into her situation and is threatening, she’s not going to take that lying down.”

 

So what are your predictions for what these two guys will get up to during Season 5 of True Blood? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Hollywood Crush

Photo: HBO

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Spoiler: Christopher Meloni on True Blood Season 5 Cast!

December 14, 2011

Gorgeous Star of OZ and Law and Order: SVU Joining S5!

Christopher MeloniBetter news could not have rocked my Wednesday morning/week/month.  I’m overjoyed, like a gay kid on Christmas who just received his first Judy Garland album, to hear that Christopher Meloni, the hunk from OZ and SVU, will be joining the True Blood cast as a regular in in Season 5.  I’ve loved Christopher Meloni, as apparently many queers have, since his frequent nudity and depiction of man-on-man love aired in HBO’s series OZ.  In the 90s, you’ll remember, “the world was a lot different… There was no Glee, men didn’t kiss on camera, but Chris Meloni did.”  He also played a doofy, but always sexy in cutoff jean shorts, camp chef in Wet Hot American Summer (alongside Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo.)

Alan Ball revealed that Meloni’s character will be “an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.”  Awesome! I can’t wait to see the strapping Meloni exude his impressive sexiness all over the screen.  I’ve missed him in the cast of SVU since he left.  The show is seriously lacking since the oft quick-tempered, Elliott Stabler’s upper-hand is missing, but I couldn’t be happier that he’s joining the cast of True Blood.  The thought of his empirical comfortability with nudity for HBO is sending me into wild True Blood fantasies involving Bill and Eric… Fans can also wait, with bated breath I’m sure, for the new Superman movie to be released in 2013 that will feature Meloni.

Below is a tamed, YouTube version of some of Meloni’s gay scenes from OZ. Racier ones can be found elsewhere.  😉

Truebies, let’s hear about how excited this news makes you in the comments section!

Sources: AroundtheNetworks.com, YouTube

Photo:  Quotesby.co.uk

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Spoiler: Valentina Cervi to Join True Blood Season 5

December 14, 2011

“Fresh Pile of Crazy” to Hit Bon Temps:

Valentina Cervi (source: TVLine)Valentina Cervi, an Italian actress who recently appeared on the BBC miniseries Zen, is set to stir up Bon Temps for the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s True Blood. She will play Salome, a seductive vampire who is super intelligent. To put it lightly, she has a lot of crazy stirring in her and might just be the most powerful person because she will keep it hidden inside of her to get what she wants.

Hmmm, sounds like Maryann all over again, Truebies… do any of you think Salome and Sookie will get along?

Source: TV Line

 

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