Video: True Blood’s Todd Lowe on Terry and Season 5

June 24, 2012

Todd Lowe Answers Fan Questions About Season 5:

Todd Lowe as Terry BellefleurRecently, Bon Temps’ resident Army vet answered some fan questions on Uinterview.com. One fan asked what he thinks is going to happen with Terry and Arlene‘s relationship. According to Lowe, while he can’t predict the future since that is up to the writers, he believes “in his heart that Terry loves Arlene and he’s going to hold her as close as he can.” Aww! That Terry is so sweet!

Another fan asked if Lowe has had to play Terry differently since he’s started a family with Arlene. Lowe indicates that since meeting Arlene and starting a family, the “storm in his mind” has passed, but “maybe we’re just in the eye of the hurricane.” Hmm, foreshadowing much? Watch the video below to see his answers to these and other fan questions!

Source: Uinterview.com

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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 Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny

November 2, 2011

A Truebie Encounter with Todd Lowe:

Our friend @ArleneFowler shares her recent experience with us:

This past week, I went to see Todd Lowe in ‘Day Drinkers’ at the Odyssey Theatre in LA, and was fortunate enough to catch him alone in the lobby after the show.  He was quite personable and graciously chatted with me and my friends.  In the course of the conversation, he told us he had a ‘gig’ that night.  Well, we already knew that and told him we planned to follow him to Villains Tavern on Palmetto Street where The LA Hootenanny would be playing on the first of a two-night ‘Dark Halloween Party’.

So off we went to make our way through some pretty bad traffic to a rather seedy part of downtown Los Angeles.  After getting lost a few times, and almost ready to give up, we stumbled upon a kind LA policeman who offered to escort us to the right street.  The stage is open-air, and we could hear Todd singing as we approached from several blocks away.

I must say that I didn’t expect Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny to be as good as they were.  They were wicked awesome!  Todd plays guitar and did most of the vocals; he was dressed for the occasion in a black Halloween jacket with pumpkins on the lapel and guess what… no zombie make-up!  The show was an absolute ‘hoot’.  Apparently the band consists of a revolving group of musicians but frankly, all I cared about was seeing Todd Lowe from True Blood.   (He’s almost as handsome as @TerryBellefle! *wink, wink*)

The whole evening was pretty awesome!  Being there for a Halloween party with Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny was a blast and a really good time.

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Many thanks to @ArleneFowler for the submission! Remember Truebies, if you have any True Blood related news, send it our way!

Source and photos: @ArleneFowler

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True Blood’s Todd Lowe in New Play, “Day Drinkers”

September 15, 2011

Romance, Comedy, and Alcohol – a Winning Combination:

Day Drinkers, a play featuring Todd LoweTruebies in the Southern California area, you’re in luck!  We have a special offer for you: discount tickets to see True Blood’s Todd Lowe, otherwise known as Terry Bellefleur, in a new comedic play!  Written by Justin Tanner, the play is titled Day Drinkers.  It centers on a dive bar in downtown Los Angeles, and the love lives (or lack thereof) of its patrons and owners. According to reviews, it really delivers — you’ll have an excellent time watching the stories unfold, and get plenty of laughs.  Les Spindle of Backstage says Lowe plays his role “excellently”, and Steven Leigh Morris of LA Weekly calls the play Tanner’s “best comedy in years”.  The show opened August 27, 2011, at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles.

Here’s the official blurb:

Playwright Justin Tanner, whose work has been a favorite of L.A.’s theater audiences since the ’90s, is regrouping his troupe of actors for his new comedy Day Drinkers. Nine a.m. is happy hour at the dive bar that Daniel has inherited from his father. As the family of bleary-eyed regulars arrive and morning slouches into day — and cocktail after cocktail is served — secrets are spilled, fights erupt, and hearts are broken and repaired. Love is in the air.
Performances:

Runs through the end of October 2011

Wednesday (9/21 & 10/5 only)

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur) in Day Drinkers

TrueBloodNet.com readers can get tickets for $15 (regular price is $25-$30), but you must call the box office for tickets, you cannot order them online.  Call this number: 310-477-2055 ext 2 and give them your code: TRUEBLOOD.

Click here for a good review, or on the source links below.

Sources: Backstage.com – Day Drinkers

LAWeekly.com – Justin Tanner’s Day Drinkers and Cody Henderson’s Wonderlust 

(Photo: Ed Krieger)

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True Blood Introduces New Character in Season 4 Finale

September 9, 2011

Scott Foley as “Patrick”, Terry’s Army Buddy:

Scott Foley, Patrick on HBO’s True Blood (Cliff Lipson/CBS)Todd LoweTerry Bellefleur on True Blood, has been acting with a creepy baby and creepy baby doll all season and he is looking forward to working with adults again. There will be a whole lot of drama going down between vampires, witches, shifters and werewolves this Sunday on the Season 4 finale. Somewhere in the middle of that we will be introduced to a new character, Patrick played by actor Scott Foley, an old army buddy of Terry’s.  Lowe explains why he [Patrick] is coming to Bon Temps now:

“He looked [Terry] up. He found him and I guess he has something to say and something to talk about. You don’t just wander in and find someone at their workplace unless you have something important to share with him.”

Their encounter will not be a long one, Lowe reveals, and from what he says above it will take place at Merlotte’s. Foley‘s character is expected to return in Season 5 in a more substantial role. Lowe hopes that this character’s entrance into the series means that True Blood’s audience will get to know more about Terry’s past, maybe see some flashbacks of his time in the war. Lowe said about Terry’s past:

“I’d like to see where his post-traumatic stress disorder came from. Was it a series of events? Was it a friend or life that was lost in front of him? Was it someone’s life that he took? I’d like to see where that goes and see why Terry is so screwed up… I have a feeling it’s going to go kind of dark. I got a hint from Alan Ball that we’re going to see a little darker side to Terry.”

The season finale will take place during Halloween. Lowe’s response to this spooky setting for the finale:

“Wouldn’t you think it’d be just a little bit anticlimactic with all this other stuff going on? But I guess the people of Bon Temps find a way to celebrate the Halloween Holiday.”

We are mere days away from the finale of Season 4, but what about Season 5 and all it will have in store for Terry Bellefleur? Are you exited to see Terry’s character grow and learn more about his past? Will the arrival of Patrick bring conflict to Terry’s life? Is it possible this old war buddy is a supernatural? Share you ideas and theories with us in the comments section below.

Source: TV Guide: Terry Smacks Some Sense Into V-Addicted Andy

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A Little Birdie Told Me — True Blood PSAs part 4

August 31, 2011

New PSAs From True Blood For “It Gets Better”:

This fourth article is again courtesy of True Blood’s official YouTube page. Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry), Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur), Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler), Ryan Kwanten and Chris Bauer (Jason Stackhouse and Andy Bellefleur) made “It Gets Better” PSAs for the Trevor Project. They talk about personal experiences with bullying.

Jim Parrack talks about being a bully:

“I’d like to be very honest with you all and let you know that growing up I made things very difficult on people around me at school, I was a jerk, and that’s gotten better too. Somehow I had it in my mind that if I could lash out at other people or hurt them that somehow I could secure something for myself. To address that I just want to say, you never get anything at all from putting someone else down. There’s no substance to it, there’s no real value to it, there’s no change. All you end up doing is hurting other people, and then being stuck with that realization some day… For those of you who are being victimized or brutalized by people like that, it’s all going to stop. The day is coming where you get to walk out into life, choose the road you’re going to go down, choose the people you want to spend your time with, and you’re free of it all.”


 

Todd Lowe offers one way to cope:

“If you find yourself the victim of bullying or discrimination, one of the things you can do to empower yourself is to write a story about your bully or tormentor… and make sure it has a happy ending. They go off and live their life, you live yours. Remember, it gets better.”


 

Carrie Preston talks about community:

“You may be feeling like you’re being bullied because you’re different from everybody around you. I just want you to know that it’s temporary, life is temporary. You are surrounded actually in this world by a much larger community who is made up of gay people, and straight people, and bisexual people, and transgendered people. But I think that we’re a community that’s not really commonly brought together because we have a certain sexual orientation — we’re a part of a community that’s humane, a part of a community that accepts people, a part of a community that loves people and will love you for who you are. So seek us out, we’re here for you. We want you to be who you are, and we will support you in whatever it is that you choose to be, seek us out we’re out here. It gets better, I promise.”


 

Kwanten and Bauer share being an outsider in common:

“We’re here to talk about bullying. Not the most popular of subjects but one that we must face. Look, Chris and I are both very much kind of outsiders. As much as it wouldn’t seem like we are. And we’re here to tell you that we don’t think we’re alone, we now know that we’re not alone. And if you also feel like an outsider, feel like that no one’s listening to you, believe me there are places to go, there is someone to turn to, there is a comfort, a security network that you can turn to. And if you’re one of the pickers, if you’re one of the bullies, you’ve gotta be kidding me! And you’re not alone. There’s a lot of people going through what you’re going through. Reach out, talk about it. Ask a caregiver, ask a coach, a teacher, anybody who’s there. You can get the help. And I promise you, it gets better.”

Truebies, if you feel picked on or alone and need help, please call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR or visit TheTrevorProject.org or GLSEN.org.

Source: True Blood official YouTube page

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Happy Birthday Todd Lowe!

May 10, 2011

True Blood Net would like to wish Todd Lowe a happy birthday! We hope you have a grand ol’ time!

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Top 10 Unknown Facts About Todd Lowe

April 20, 2011

10 Tidbits About the Man Who Plays Terry:

Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur (HBO)Todd Lowe plays the sweet, if slightly mental, Terry Bellefleur on HBO‘s vampire hit True Blood.  What do we know about him in real life?  Well, here’s a list of ten things, for starters:

1. He played Lane’s baby daddy on Gilmore Girls!  Remember that show?  It starred Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.  Lowe played the role of Zack, who was Lane’s band mate, and later became her husband.

2. He actually is in a band!  It’s called Pilbilly Nights, and they played at Anna Paquin’s wedding.

3. He originally auditioned for the role of Hoyt.  He obviously didn’t get that part, but Alan Ball liked him so much that he asked him to come back and audition for the role of Terry.  According to Lowe:

“They had me do the whole ‘I like your clavicles’ bit. I read once for that then my agent called later and told me I got the role.”

4. His Southern accent is real.  He comes from a small town near the Louisiana border called Humble, Texas.

5. He’s got more than twenty plays under his belt.  He loves the theater!

6. His eyes were damaged filming an orgy.  Remember all the chaos that was a result of Maryann’s influence in Season 2?  Those black contacts were so painful that he developed styes.

7. His favorite TV show is Breaking Bad.

8. He can ad-lib!  It looks like his skills are right on par with Alan Ball’s — he came up with the following gems: “We will un-f*ck this situation at a later date,” and “Bullshit, God has horns!”

9. His favorite musicians are Morrissey, Sting, and Willie Nelson.

10. He owned a children’s theater company.

Source: WetPaint.com – 10 Things You Need To Know About True Blood’s Todd Lowe

(Photo credit: HBO, Inc.)

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True Blood at PaleyFest 2011: A Fan’s Perspective

March 15, 2011

Wow! I went to PaleyFest 2011’s True Blood panel, and I’m still blown away by how amazing it was! It felt like the entire cast was there (all major characters were well represented), including the brains behind the show, Alan Ball. I should also mention that this Paley Fest panel actually took place at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, rather than at the actual Paley Center, which has far fewer seats.

The panel started late, and opened with a clip package from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Those of us in the audience who are/were Buffy fans cheered and clapped at this, since it can be argued that True Blood is the vampire show that took Buffy’s place on television and in film history. Afterwards, Alan came back to the podium to share a special clips package from True Blood seasons 1, 2, 3, and a special unfinished clip from season 4! The clip featured Jessica, Pam, Hoyt, and followers from the Fellowship of the Sun who were protesting in front of Fangtasia. Hoyt was a good boyfriend and defended himself, Jessica, and their relationship to the protesters. He told them that he felt he was a better Christian than they were because of the love in his heart, rather than the hatred. It was a beautiful scene, and I can’t wait to see the finished version when Season 4 finally begins this summer!

Right after that, the panel and it’s attendees were announced. My ears are still ringing from all the cheering for the cast! As shown in order in the photo below, there are 18 total people on stage. From left to right, they are: the moderator of the panel, Alan Ball, Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Marshall Allman (Tommy Mickens), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler), Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur), Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam de Beaufort), and Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux). Please click on the image of the cast to see a larger, cleaner version.

A majority of the panel focused on basic questions and answers, though lots of detail came out about the stars, their characters, and the future of True Blood. One of my favorite moments was when the actors all shared about their most embarrassing/awkward fan encounters, and Joe once again shared his story about a fan who asked him to lick her. Though the debacle has been shared before, the way in which Joe presented it had the audience groaning, laughing, and in my case, blushing furiously while trying not to laugh. Another favorite was Chris Bauer’s story, which ended up being a case of someone who didn’t recognize him, but instead told him that he had bird excrement on his back while at lunch with his wife. The audience howled at the story!

The story that I most appreciated came from Anna Paquin, and it wasn’t so much of a story as an experience she’s had several times over. Anna described how amused she is by fans who come over to say hi to her and Stephen Moyer, only to ogle Stephen and then pretend to be interested in Anna as well. Anna made the audience smile appreciatively after saying that she totally understands and is actually pretty okay with fans ogling her husband.

Several spoilers were spilled, and a couple of my favorites were very minor. When the moderator asked each actor who they hadn’t worked with yet but wanted to, Rutina and Kristin said that Tara and Pam should meet. Alan Ball confirmed that Sookie’s best friend and Eric’s right hand woman will meet in Season 4. The audience was ecstatic from the news and the cheers echoed quite a bit in the theatre! Once confirmed, Rutina and Kristin looked at each other and smiled.

Another spoiler I liked came from a question about what animals will be seen in Season 4. Of course, some are obvious, like dogs, wolves, and a few panthers. One that’s not so common? An alligator. When Alan confirmed that particular new creature, I was stunned to say the least. It leaves me curious as to why it might be important to the series.

One other comment made in the panel really made me think. When a fan asked if Bill and Sookie are still soul mates after everything that’s happened, the response was yes, but it will take a long time for them to get back together. While continuing to answer the question, Alan referred to Bill’s actions against Sookie as a “perceived” betrayal. That definitely leaves the show open to possibly have a flashback where we see what happened from Bill’s point of view, rather than just seeing what happened to Sookie and her take on it.

Aother sort-of non spoiler was about Jessica and Hoyt. We knew their relationship wouldn’t be easy (which was shown by that special clip aired at the panel), but I’ll be very upset if anything happens to them. I find them to be one of my favorite couples on True Blood, and they’re just so cute together!

Of course, a lot more was said, with hints for fans to not expect to see Niall yet (my fingers are remaining crossed that David Bowie will somehow play the part), more clues about Arlene’s evil baby, new shifters on the horizon, and some very important wiccans. Season 4 is going to be awesome!

To get a bit of a feel of what the panel was really like, check out this video clip that the Paley Center posted on their website:

Anyways, after the panel closed, fans rushed the stage to talk to the stars and get autographs. I became trapped in the throng, which was quite uncomfortable, but I did get to talk to Carrie Preston about her film That’s What She Said and tell her how excited I am to see it when it comes out. I also spoke to Todd Lowe as well as Alexander Skarsgard for a moment (he was very sweet to everyone and stayed later than almost all of the stars who were signing). Just when I figured that I couldn’t have any more luck, Sam Trammell came over and I got to speak with him as well!

As always, I came with gifts for a few members of the cast, but I was unable to deliver them to the stars by hand. Instead, one of the people at HBO took them from me and handed them out backstage. Kristin Bauer confirmed that she got my gifts, so I hope that everyone else did too.

I gave Kristin a pillow I created that was inspired by her character, Pam. (Though you can’t see it, the actual pillow within is made of a black fabric with silver spider webs on it in honor of Pam’s tough-as-nails-persona. The pink case is in honor of Pam’s favorite color.) I also gave Kristin a t-shirt I’d made previously that says Ravenscroft/Stackhouse 2012 on the front and ‘Pam for President’ on the back. (At the time I made the shirt, Pam’s last name had not been changed.) I also created a similar shirt for Anna, which says ‘Sookie for VP’ on the back. The final gift I brought was for Alan Ball. He too got a pillow, but that one was directly inspired by True Blood.

Kristin Bauer van Straten’s Pillow

 

Alan Ball’s Pillow

The True Blood panel at Paley was absolutely fantastic, and I still can’t believe I was lucky enough to get to go!

(Image Credits: Isis Nocturne)

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True Blood Cast and Crew Treated to Delicious Meals on Set

March 8, 2011

Typical Fare for the Cast and Crew:

guess-whose-lunch (Inside True Blood Blog)We have another fun tidbit from behind the scenes of True Blood, thanks to Gianna Sobol, assistant to Alan Ball and writer of our new favorite blog, Inside True Blood. Incidentally, if you haven’t checked it out, do so and then add it to your bookmarks!  There’s nothing better than news straight from the source.

Have you ever wondered what everyone eats on set, while filming True Blood?  Well, thanks to Sobol, here’s a peek.  She writes:

We’re shooting on our stages today, which means lunch is at the commissary. Whose plate do you think this is?  The choices are:

A) Audrey Fisher, costume designer
B) Todd Lowe, Terry Bellefleur
C) Michael Lehmann, director

Most of the guesses the blog received were Todd Lowe.  I have met Todd and agree with the people who chose him. The answer has not been posted, but hopefully we will get to find out soon.  What do you think, Truebies?  If you had to guess, who would your choice be?

Source: inside-true-blood-blog.com – Guess Whose Lunch?

(Photo credit: inside-true-blood-blog.com/HBO)

Edited by: Diana Edwards

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