True Blood Season 7: In Memoriam [SPOILER]

June 23, 2014

True Blood Season 7, Episode 1 and Already We Say Goodbye:

End of the Line True Blood Season 7 Promo posterFor fans who have not seen HBO’s True Blood Season 7 Episode 1 (entitled ‘Jesus Gonna Be Here’), you may just want to skip away from this post until after you have viewed the episode.

Last chance guys…

Okay, so I am guessing you have either seen the first episode, or you are happy to read ahead through the spoilers about Episode !

So, it is with a heavy heart that within the very first episode of True Blood Season 7, we have to bid farewell to Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) – and right when it seems she could have made amends with her mother too!

Many fans are happy to see the death of a character that has bought them more grief than joy over the years, but, for others, there are a great many tears. This is not the first time we have seen the death of  the smart mouthed bestie of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin); at the end of Season 4 she was shot, but Sookie acted quickly in Season 5, and had Tara turned into a vampire.

This time it seems like her luck is well and truly up.

Although, as fans have already pointed out – why didn’t Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) notice the death of her progeny? Even though we see Tara’s mom, Lette May (Adina Porter) covered in what looks like vampire goo, we still have to ask: is Tara really, truly dead this time? Well, according to Kristin Bauer van Straten, you will just have to tune in to True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 to find out why Pam didn’t ‘feel’ Tara die…

RIP Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) in HBOs True Blood Season 7

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Rachel Tsoumbakos)

Share

True Blood Season 7: Will Pam and Tara Hook Up?

September 1, 2013

Or Will Pam Continue Her Search For Eric Northman?

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) and Rutina Wesley (Tara) star in HBO's True Blood Season 6

At he end of HBO’s True Blood Season 5 we saw a passionate kiss between Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and her newly made progeny, Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley). In Season 6, with all the separation between the two of them at vamp camp and a Pam who announced early on in the season that their relationship was not going to be a love story, things looked grim for the hot new pair.

But what about in True Blood’s Season 7? Could their romance bloom now they are free from the claustrophobic environment of vamp camp? Could being able to (briefly) walk in the sun bring them closer together? Or will Pam spend the entire season looking for her maker, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)?

Michael Ausiello from TVLine got the opportunity to ask True Blood’s newest showrunner, Brian Buckner, about where the relationship between Pam and Tara is headed. Here is what Buckner had to say:

As the audience heard Pam say in Episode 1, life is long — especially for vampires. She also told Tara that this is not going to be a love story. But I would urge [fans] to be patient. Because if the show delivers on the audience’s expectation every week, that’s not storytelling. Where’s the surprise in that? These [story] threads can be picked up later. I want to be able to tell more interesting, circuitous stories at times and not always deliver on the junk-food promise of the show.

Well, isn’t that interesting? It seems we just have to be a little more patient in this department, but it sure sounds promising.

What do you think? Are you loving the Pam and Tara snark combined into the one relationship? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TVLine.com – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Once, Bones, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Parks and Rec, Dixie and More!

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

Share

True Blood Season 7 Spoilers: Is Lettie Mae Really Trying to Poison Tara?

August 20, 2013

True Blood Season 7 Spoilets Alert! Look Away Now if You Don’t Want to Know:

Adina Porter (Lettie Mae) and Rutina Wesley (Tara) star in HBO's True Blood Season 6In HBO’s True Blood Season 6 finale, we find Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) mom apologising to her daughter for the years of abuse she copped while growing up. This has immediately sent up red flags to the trubie fan base.

Could Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) actually be trying to poison her?

Fans are wondering this after watching the church scene (from True Blood Episode 10, entitled Radioactive) where Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) tries to convince the members of Bon Temps to hook up with a healthy vampire for protection against the Hep V infected mobs that are roaming the area. In this scene, one man jumps up and announces he’d like to be infected with Hep V (which doesn’t kill humans) so he can kill vampires.

Could this be the path Lettie Mae is taking? Could she be killing her daughter rather than nourishing her?

(And if you don’t like spoilers, then don’t read any further.)

Well, True Blood’s showrunner, Brian Buckner, had this to say about that idea:

One thing that I noticed – and I probably shouldn’t read as much as I’ve been reading, but I have been, in terms of audience reaction – is the idea that characters can’t change. I will put to bed one thing for you: this idea that Lettie Mae is trying to poison Tara? It’s absurd. That is genuine. And I realize that on our show, because it’s been so incredibly plot-driven for the past several years, you insert a Big Bad and then have the characters react in the way we expect them to react. That’s sort of what’s been going on. When we let characters change, when we let the show be character-driven, I think people don’t know what to do with that. So with Lettie Mae and Tara, not to say that everything is going to go great, but the conflict is not going to be she’s poisoning Tara.

So there you have it, maybe Tara’s mom finally has changed? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: TV Line – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

Share

HBO’s True Blood Panel Scheduled for Comic Con 2013

July 10, 2013

Just announced: True Blood Panel Scheduled to Appear at Comic Con International 2013

Comic Con 2012

Comic Con True Blood Panel 2012

True Blood fans from all over the world are gearing up to attend San Diego’s Comic Con International. Once again, the cast of HBO’s True Blood will be in Ballroom 20 on Saturday July 20 at 3:30 PM to tease plot lines and answer fan questions live.  Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack will again be the panel moderator. Scheduled to appear:

Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Showrunner Brian Buckner, Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) and Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn).

Ryan Kwanten walked on his hands like a (very sexy) trained monkey to the delight of the crowd last year, and Joe Manganiello did a little bump and grind for the ladies.  What will happen this year?  A few thousand lucky fans will find out first hand on July 20.

For more information on Comic Con International, visit www.comic-con.org

Source: TrueBloodFanSource.com Comic Con 2013: True Blood Panel Announced with Attendees

Photo Credit: Jennifer Kitzman

 

Share

Rutina Wesley Loves Her Character Reboot In HBO’s True Blood:

June 23, 2013

All Hell is Breaking Loose as True Blood Starts Its 6th Season

rutina-wesley-true-blood-season-6Rutina Wesley plays baby vampire, Tara Thornton on the HBO series, True Blood. At the end of Season 4, viewers were left wondering if Tara would be around at the start of Season 5. To Ms. Wesley’s surprise, and excitement, she was told she’d be made into vampire.

As Season 5 ended, Tara found herself at the center of the stunning events that took place at the New Orleans headquarters of the Vampire Authority. With the start of Season 6, all hell is breaking loose and Tara, Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alex Skarsgard), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and others have to flee the scene and regroup.

“We all meet up and just get the hell out of Dodge, because ‘Billith’ is no joke this season. Seriously. We don’t know what to do, because before we can figure out what the next step is, we have to really understand what Bill is — in fact, whether Bill Compton still is even in this thing anymore. You’ll find that out eventually, whether Bill is just completely lost inside.”

Tara finding herself in peril is nothing new. Taking a shotgun blast to the face at the end of Season 4, Tara’s fate hung in the balance. Even when told her character would be ‘turned’, Ms. Wesley wasn’t sure that meant she still had a job for any length of time.

“What? That doesn’t mean that I’m dying, does it?’ Because normally when a character gets turned, they’ve got one more death and then that’s it; they’re gone.”

Playing a Vampire is Exciting, Especially Having Pam as a Maker

When Ms. Wesley learned that her tenure on True Blood would not be short lived, she grew excited about the possibilities for playing Tara as a newly-turned vampire. Even more exciting was having fan favorite Pam (Kristin Bauer-Van Straten) as Tara’s maker. Pam is notoriously over the top and possesses a sexy wardrobe.

“I asked, ‘Ooh, do I get to dress like her? Do I get to be sexy?’ Kristin is just awesome, and as long as I got to dress like Pam, I was OK with it,” Wesley says, “As an actor, something like this is the meat, the thing that keeps you inspired and challenged to do something new. I decided that, as a vampire, Tara would walk in a slightly different way, kind of like a panther, and her voice was going to be lower. There was a whole physical transformation that I tried to work in, but it’s still Tara.”

Not surprisingly, any downside to playing a vampire, according to Ms. Wesley, would be the night shoots. Vampires, being creatures of the night, shoot the majority of their scenes, at night.

Day or night, we’re all excited to still have Tara (and Rutina) right in the thick of things for Season 6!

Source and Photo Credit: Zap2It

Share

True Blood Season 6 : The Stakes Continue to Rise…

June 4, 2013

Our Near and Dear Vamps Have Stake Lists Too:

HBO has released some entertaining promotional posters for the upcoming Season 6 of True Blood! It appears our favourite vamps have Stake Lists too!

The Battle Begins in Season 6 of HBO's True Blood

Credit: HBO Facebook Page

 

Eric Northman's Stake List in Season 6 of HBO's True Blood

Credit: True Blood HBO Facebook Page

 

Jessica's Stake List in Season 6 of HBO's True Blood

Credit: True Blood HBO Facebook 

 

Nora's Stake List in Season 6 of HBO's True Blood

Credit: True Blood HBO Facebook Page

 

Pam's Stake List in Season 6 of HBO's True Blood

Credit: True Blood HBO Facebook Page

 

Tara's Stake List in Season 6 of HBO's True Blood

Credit: True Blood HBO Facebook Page

 
So, how high do you think the stakes are? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: True Blood HBO Face Book Page

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)

Share

VIDEO: Girl Power, The Ladies Of True Blood Reveal What is Behind the Punch…

May 23, 2013

The Female Vamps Talk Fight Scenes & True Blood:

Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton in HBO's True Blood

HBO’s, True Blood packs a serious punch in almost every episode that airs. The Female Vamps Pam, Tara, and Jessica, played by Kristin Bauer, Rutina Wesley, and Deborah Ann Woll give some insight on the female behind the scenes fighting that goes into True Blood.

Deborah Ann Woll admits that “we have an incredible stunt team” which undoubtably allows for some pretty incredible fighting scenes.

Check out the video below for full details:

Source: handbag.com – Watch: Rutina Wesley & Deborah Ann Woll Talk True Blood Vampire Girl Fights

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

Share

Kristin Bauer van Straten And Joe Manangiello Discuss The True Blood Season 5 Finale

August 21, 2012

The Actors Sat Down at San Diego ComicCon to Discuss HBO’s Vampire Drama:

truebloodpam_hollywood_reporterJust before the ComicCon panel for HBO’s True Blood, Joe Manangiello and Kristin Bauer van Straten sat down together to discuss their characters in the series’ Season 5. Mr. Manangiello plays hunky werewolf Alcide Herveaux and Ms. Bauer van Straten portrays snarky vampire Pamela de Beaufort.

Both actors look forward to and enjoy the fan interaction of their ComicCon appearances. They agreed that the True Blood panel was as close to being a Beatle as either of them will ever get. Ratings numbers and internet chatter does not provide the same pleasure as seeing the enthusiastic faces of fans.

Mr. Manangiello readily revealed that Alcide will be having a great deal of sex during Season 5.

“I really feel like I’m having the full True Blood experience. I get to have sex with a bunch of people. I get around sexually, I kill people. It’s pretty rad.”

Both actors agreed that True Blood is very much about relationships in Season 5, both the sexual and the emotional. Ms. Bauer Van Straten, however, is disappointed that her character has yet to kill anyone on screen. She says she watches Alex (Skarsgård) ripping bodies apart and wishes she got to do that.

Ms. Bauer van Straten’s character Pam, has become a maker in Season 5, having turned Tara (Rutina Wesley) in order to save her life. At the same time, Pam has been released by her own maker, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

“Everything really is at stake for Pam. It expanded this year for me. Pam became totally 3D.”

Kristin and Joe Discuss Sex with Werewolves and the True Blood Season 5 Finale

Mr. Manangiello revealed that there is a rougher version of Alcide’s drunken make-out session with Sookie (Anna Paquin) than the one that finally aired. That footage, however, is on the cutting room floor. He also told about conversations he had with showrunner Alan Ball, before the filming of Season 5 regarding what sex with a werewolf would be like.

“We both agreed that the girl wakes up in the morning and does that ‘Oh’ thing, and then does the cowgirl walk the whole day.”

Ms. Bauer van Straten confessed to being a geek herself over the television show Battlestar Galactica. At a previous ComicCon she met Tricia Helfer (Cylon Number Six), who had never seen True Blood and didn’t realize Ms. Bauer van Straten was also an actress.

 “So I have this really awkward photo with Tricia Helfer somewhere.”

When asked about the True Blood Season 5 finale, neither actor could say much without spoilers. Ms. Bauer van Straten was happy with what Pam got to do during her scenes. Mr. Manganiello was thrilled to have Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) playing his father and said his scenes are sufficiently bloody.

This video is a very entertaining watch. The actors interact with friendship and humor that can’t be described and do it justice.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Share

True Blood’s Rutina Wesley Dishes on Life as a Vampire

July 4, 2012

Rutina’s Take On Tara Thornton as a Vampire:

TaraThe end of episode one of this season’s True Blood definitely left almost every viewer shocked beyond words. The cast and crew of the show did an excellent job keeping viewers in the dark about what Tara’s fate would be, I was certain there was no way that Pam would be unable to save her. Now that her fate has been revealed, Rutina Wesley can finally sit down and talk all about what’s in store for her character and the adjustments she’s had to make. In an interview with TVLine, Wesley opens up about what it’s been like being a vamp so far.

In my opinion, the most interesting part of playing a vampire would be the fangs!! They’re fun and fierce and I never get tired of seeing anyone pop them out. Wesley was super excited to earn her fangs and practice using them:

“I took a bunch of goofy pictures in my trailer. I was looking at myself and like, “Oh my God!” It was very weird getting used to seeing my face with fangs popping out. The thing that’s hard is talking with them. We have this thing that if you can say Sookie Stackhouse then you’re good.”

Now that Tara is a vampire, not only will her lifestyle change, but her relationships as well. She seems to be on the outs at the moment with her human friends. All with the exception of Sam, which was surprising to say the least, as he was never a huge fan of vampires. With Pam as her Maker, I’m sure we will see a ton of great interaction between these two strong characters. Wesley had this to say about the two of them:

“Their relationship is going to be fun because they both say what they want. They’re both like, “Whatever.” It’s going to be interesting to see how that relationship grows — if it does grow.”

After months and months of speculation I’m glad that we have finally settled the issue of Tara’s fate. Now it just gets more interesting from here on out. What are some of your thoughts on Tara’s new life as a baby vamp? Let us know in the comments section!

Source Credit: TVLine – True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley on Tara’s Big [Spoiler]: ‘It’s Definitely a Game-Changer’

Photo Credit: TVLine

Share

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

Share

Next Page »