Anna Paquin On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

July 19, 2009

As promised, in case you missed it, we bring you the video interview with True Blood’s Anna Paquin from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I have to say I enjoyed watching this chat with Anna much more than the David Letterman interview. She seemed more relaxed and open.

In talking with Jimmy Fallon, Anna discussed that she and Jimmy had worked together on “Almost Famous”, and discusses True Blood at Comicon (and about the people who like to dress as her from X-Men), and the mysterious Anna Paquin impersonator on facebook.  [Author’s note: ….hmmm… scary ya think??]  I have to add she has taped 3 talk shows in two days and looked beautiful in each.  It reminded me of costume changes for the Emmy’s OH…right our favorite show got snubbed!

Enjoy the video!

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Spoiler Alert: True Blood Season 2 Episode Guide for 7 Through 11

July 8, 2009

trueblood-s2-16HBO has released the latest information regarding the episode guide for season 2 of True Blood for episodes seven through eleven.
If you do not want to know DO NOT READ! Have I made it clear enough for all of you overly curious fanpires? Alright you have been officially warned!

Episode 2.07 – Release MeAug. 2

Betrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her wild-eyed minions. Imprisoned with Hugo in the F.O.T.S. church, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who’s being detained at the hotel by a stubbornly obsessive Lorena. After crossing a line with the Newlins, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his enforcer Gabe.

Episode 2.08 – TimeBomb – Aug. 9

Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.

Episode 2.09 – I Will Rise Up – Aug. 16

A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s dismay, and ends up getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason bond over their recent adventures. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to Maxine, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps revelers, Sam looks for a way to escape and avoid capture by an increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster

Episode 2.10 – New World in My ViewAug. 23

Sookie, Bill, and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; and Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.

Episode 2.11 – Frenzy – Aug. 30

With the crisis in Bon Temps careening out of control, Bill seeks out the advice of Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood), the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical information. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette find that protecting Tara from herself is more difficult than they anticipated; a desperate Sam turns to an unlikely source for assistance; and Jessica tests Hoyt’s allegiance to Maxine.

Well July 12th is coming up (soooooooooooo not fast enough) and we have been waiting 2 weeks for our next fix. Fanpire friends. As usual I am always hungry for more!

SOURCE: ausiellofiles.ew.com

(photo credit: HBO inc.)

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Valerie Cruz on Playing True Blood’s Vampire Isabel

July 1, 2009

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Brooke Tarnoff of Popeater.com sent us this exclusive interview with Valerie Cruz.

We will meet Ms. Cruz this season on True Blood as the compassionate vampire IsabelMs. Cruz’s character Isabel although older than Bill Compton, is also compassionate and retains much of her humanity.

The article also focuses on some of the great cable roles Ms. Cruz has had the opportunity to play while fighting the stigma of being Latino in Hollywood

Ms. Cruz on playing vampire Isabel, and whether the story stays true to the plot line of the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series”Living Dead In Dallas“:

“Yeah, I think it does. Isabel’s relationship with [lair-mate] Stan is more antagonistic than it’s written in the book. She’s a lot more compassionate than most of the other vampires. She wants to find a way to coexist peacefully with humans, rather than having complete disregard for human life. Most of the vampires that you meet – they’re more of the vein that humans – they can’t really be bothered. Isabel is unique in that sense. It’s the first time you meet another vampire like [Stephen Moyer’s character] Bill, who has a little more reverence for human life. She’s older than Bill. With age, having walked the Earth for 600 years, your sensibilities start to change.”

On doing a disproportionate number of shows based on books including, The Dresden Files, True Blood, Dexter. and whether they provide unique challenges:

I feel like with ‘Dresden Files’, people were so passionate about that book series – and they kind of went off-kilter by casting a Latin person as the Murphy character – people really needed to get over that, and they did. I love having a book to reference, and I think it’s great too – as a viewer, I know when I have a favorite book and it comes out as a movie, it’s fun. It’s exciting that you get to see these characters you’ve had in your mind’s eye actualized visually, and I think it’s a lot of fun. It’s more challenging, in a sense, in that you want to be as good as what people have had going on in their heads for X amount of years, while the books have been out, and to stay true to the character.

Ms. Cruz has had the unique opportunity to work on edgy more out their shows. In her interview she mentions, which I completely agree with. “I think you see a lot of the coolest shows ending up on cable.”

Valerie Cruz’s character vampire Isabel will be debuting on the next episode of Trueblood On July 12th
read more of Ms. Cruz’s interview with Brooke Tarnoff on:
popeater.com

(photo credit: photobucket user121)

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