Video: Kristin Bauer van Straten Talks True Blood’s Finale

October 4, 2011

The Actress Shares Her Favorite Pam Line:

Kristin as Pam S4 Ep11Kristin Bauer van Straten, Pam de Beaufort to her Truebie fans, was interviewed for TV Guide’s Up Close.  Topics included were: what are Pam’s favorite things, what is Kristin’s favorite Pam quote from the finale (Hint: it was probably your favorite line too, about Sookie‘s fairy-parts,) will Pam and Sookie ever get along, the difficulty of face-rotting, and her best impression of Stephen Moyer‘s pronunciation (à la Elvis) of Anna Paquin‘s character’s name.

Check out the video below, and tell us: Whose “Sookeh!” do you prefer?

Source: TV Guide – What is Kristin Bauer van Straten’s Favorite Pam Line From True Blood?

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Video: Denis O’Hare of True Blood Shocked by Finale

September 29, 2011

O’Hare Did Not Know About Nan, Tara or Jesus:

Denis O’Hare as King Russell EdgingtonApparently Denis O’Hare was just as shocked as the rest of us at the “bloodbath” which was Season Four’s finale.  In his interview with PopSugarTV he compared the episode to the end of Hamlet — the famed Shakespearean tragedy in which everyone dies at the end.

When asked about the return of his character, PopSugarTV noted the changing power dynamics occurring in the vampire community.  Where will Russell fit in?  O’Hare said:

“He’s a very flexible character, obviously. He’s lived for 2800 years — he’s very good at sussing out where the political winds are blowing. I think he could go with anybody. He’s really the loner, not necessarily a joiner, but I could see him joining forces with whoever is capable. If Bill or Eric want to come on board, I’m sure that he could find an amenable situation. The Authority’s got an opening, so he could take that…”

The Authority opening that he referenced was of course, the (un)fortunate True Death to Nan.  O’Hare went on to say how shocked he was about the death of Rutina Wesley‘s character, Tara Thornton and Kevin Alejandro‘s Jesus.

Beyond that, we’ll all just have to wait the eight months and watch what happens in Season 5 for the epic return of O’Hare’s Russell Edgington.

So, Truebies, who do you think let the King out of his cement grave? Any guesses? Share them with us below!

Source: PopSugarTV – Denis O’Hare Calls True Blood’s Season Finale a “Bloodbath”

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Video: Ryan Kwanten’s New Quirky, Indie, Aussie Film

September 26, 2011

On Griff the Invisible and True Blood Season 4:

Ryan Kwanten HBO Promo S4Genevieve Loh interviewed Ryan Kwanten about his role in the new indie film Griff the Invisible and his True Blood character, Jason Stackhouse, for the Singapore-based digital news show, Today.  About the film, Kwanten said, “It was the kind of story I felt needed to be told.”  The film is Australian-written and directed, but that’s not the reason for  this sexy Aussie’s participation. “That character really felt like he represented different parts of me… I’m very much sort of an introverted heart.”  He was pleased that the humor of the film was culturally transcendent, noting that it was well-received by a German audience despite the common problems that tend to arise between languages and was hopeful that a similar opinion would form with Singaporeans.

It appears that Kwanten enjoyed working on the quirky, superhero-romance because “there’s more to play within the indie world” than the more formulaic, studio-based movies that come out of Hollywood.  “The writing is more raw,” and “I like playing sort of tortured characters.”

Beyond the scope of his new indie flick, Kwanten commented a little bit on his fourth season of True Blood.  He said that his favorite co-star to work with was Chris Bauer’s Sheriff Andy Bellefleur because, as he put it, “in real life [Chris] is a big kid in an adult body.”  Because Jason Stackhouse is well-known for his lack of thoughtfulness, the combination of the two actors together on set is quite fun, according to Kwanten.

Finally, Twitter queries about his physique arose during the interview.  After watching his copious nude and shirtless scenes over the past four seasons of True Blood, it is not surprising that the public wants to know how he stays in shape.  Other than genetic blessings, he says that he doesn’t adhere to any wild diets or have any surprising exercise tips.  He thanks a combination of running, boxing and yoga for his lick-able hipbone muscle-lines.  All in all, Kwanten is an intelligent, grounded, and ambitious individual… qualities his character on True Blood does not share, but that will probably come through in his new role in Griff the Invisible.

Watch the video, and share your thoughts with us!

Source: Today Digital on YouTube – Today Talks With Ryan Kwanten

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Video: Skarsgård on Eric in Season 5 of True Blood

September 21, 2011

The Actor Contemplates How Eric Should Be:

Skarsgård (Eric on True Blood) in Straw DogsMTV recently caught up with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) at the screening for his latest film, Straw Dogs.  Skarsgård was looking dapper as always, while sporting a mini-bouffant, which suits him quite well! He was asked how he wants to see his character during Season 5, whether he’d like to see Eric still heartbroken due to Sookie breaking up with him, or not.  He replies that he doesn’t really know… he does, however, think that just because Eric is “back”, it doesn’t mean he’s the same old Eric:

 “Old Eric is back, but it’s not like the old Eric, because he still remembers the love with Sookie, and those moments — and that changed him.”

We learn that Alan Ball and the writers are already hard at work writing the scripts for Season 5 (squee!), and we already knew from Janina Gavankar here that filming begins in November (double squee!), so hopefully waiting will suck less this time around, what with all this excitement, and sure-to-come news and spoilers!

Check out the video, Truebies, and tell us how you’d like to see Eric next season!

 
Source: MTV – Alexander Skarsgård Talks Next Season of ‘True Blood’

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Video: Bauer and Manganiello Talk True Blood With CNN

September 15, 2011

iReport Questions Answered:

Joe Manganiello and Kristin Bauer van Straten talk to CNNRecently Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello answered some iReport viewer questions for CNN. Here is what they had to say:

Zennie Abraham asked “Why is True Blood so popular?”

Kristin was quick to answer this one. While the show is based around fantasy characters, the central themes are common with the real life struggles the average person deals with everyday. She uses tolerance of vampires as an example. While we don’t have that particular problem in real life, we do have issues with certain groups not being tolerant of others.

Nicole Correale asked Joe: “If you had control over a whole season of True Blood and you could write whatever you wanted into the script , in what direction would you take Alcide?”

Joe hinted at the fact that Alan Ball may be following book 5 of the Sookie Stackhouse series (written by Charlaine Harris) in leading Alcide towards his struggle to become packmaster. Joe would also like to follow in this direction, to see Alcide overcome his feelings of being cursed as a werewolf.

Make sure you check out the rest of the interview and let us know what you think.

Source: CNN – Fun, Fantastical World of  ‘True Blood’

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Video: Stephen Moyer Spills on Season 5 — Spoilers!

September 13, 2011

Vampire Bill shares Spoilers for Season 5:

Stephen Moyer as True Blood’s Bill ComptonMTV recently interviewed Stephen Moyer (the handsome Brit who plays vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s True Blood) at the junket for his latest movie, The Caller. When asked for Bon Temps Spoilers Moyer said:

“I know there is going to be an omnipresent power in season five. I know what it is. I think we could be heading towards an even greater season.”

Sounds marvelous! What could this “omnipresent power” be? More witches? Fairies? Another Supe? Will Jesus fly down to Bon Temps and decide he can’t miss all the fun? Wait, Moyer has more to say about the coming season:

“If they go where they’re going, it will be amazing and upset a lot of people, which is what we like.”

Great! Nine months of these teasers! How are we going to cope? After Sunday’s incredible finale (with the most cliffhangers in True Blood finale history) we have plenty to ponder. Stephen Moyer’s statement just adds more questions to our ever-growing list. It’s going to be a long nine months.

Watch the video, and share your theories, questions, and ideas about season five in the comments section below. Who knows? Maybe Alan Ball will stumble across our page and get some ideas from us!

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Source – MTV: Stephen Moyer Teases ‘True Blood’ Season 5: It Could ‘Upset A Lot Of People’

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Video: True Blood’s Alcide Interviewed by Good Day LA!

September 12, 2011

Joe Manganiello Talks About the Season Finale:

Manganiello on Good Day LAIn an interview on Good Day LAJoe Manganiello, who plays the tall, dark and handsome werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s True Blood, spoke about being scared on the job, Fiona Shaw, and what it was like at the end:

“You’re going to see more blood, more sex… and actually at the last table read — usually our table reads are known for being huge casts sitting around the table — by the final table read, it got very lonely. There were not many of us left, I’ll say that.”

Truebies, like me, I am sure you are so sad that the season’s over.  But check out the video, and let us know your thoughts on the interview by commenting below.

Joe Manganiello Dishes True Blood Secrets on GDLA: MyFoxLA.com

Source:  myfoxla.com – Joe Manganiello Dishes True Blood Secrets on GDLA
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Video: Janina Gavankar Talks to G4 About True Blood and Video Games

August 26, 2011

Who Would Guess Janina is a Were-Geek?

Janina Gavankar who plays shapeshifter Luna, on HBO's True BloodGaming fans of HBO’s True Blood are in for a treat with this video of Janina Gavankar talking to G4! While we may know her as Luna, the shapeshifting girlfriend of Sam Merlotte, this talented actress has many other fascinating sides to her.

Not only does Janina act, but she is an avid gamer who not only confesses to being OCD when it comes to completing video games, but she is close to finishing Portal 2 and Assasin’s Creed.

But wait, it gets better. She is also an accomplished musician, being trained in classical piano and orchestral percussion, as well as singing. Can this girl do everything?

Make sure you check out the full video interview of Janina in all her glorious geekdom!

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Source: G4 TV – Janina Gavankar Talks True Blood, Video Games & More

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Video: Joe Manganiello’s Parents Not Happy with Chelsea Handler Joke

August 7, 2011

Manganiello’s Interview with Handler:

Joe Manganiello on Chelsea Lately 2011Joe Manganiello, True Blood’s resident werewolf, appeared on Chelsea Handler’s late night talk show Chelsea Lately on July 26 to talk about his upcoming movie, True Blood, and what it’s like to be naked around a real werewolf. Manganiello describes his experience transforming into a werewolf on True Blood:

“I’m usually naked in broad daylight….[with trainers] waving raw meat.”

Manganiello tells Chelsea Handler the reason he did not attend this year’s Comic-Con is because he was in Atlanta rehearsing for his new movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, which will feature: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Chris Rock.

The most salacious part of the interview is when the two are discussing Handler’s joke made at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Handler reminds him she made a joke about “sitting on your face or something”. Manganiello’s parents were not happy:

“All the nudity, all the craziness on True Blood — my parents haven’t said one word about it. The morning after the Movie Awards, I get a call from my mom: ‘Oh my God, that’s disgusting.’”

Check out the video to see the entire interview:

How would your parents feel if you were naked on True Blood? Do you think Handler’s joke was a bit off-color? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!

Source – E! Online: Joe  Manganiello to Chelsea Handler: You Offended My Parents! 

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Video: Ryan Kwanten Talks About Jason Stackhouse and Griff the Invisible

July 12, 2011

Aussie True Blood Star Talks to Pop Sugar:

Ryan Kwanten, who stars as Jason Stackhouse on HBO's True BloodFans of HBO’s True Blood would know Ryan Kwanten as the lovable Jason Stackhouse, brother to main character, Sookie. Recently Pop Sugar interviewed Ryan. He had plenty to say about what it is like to be Jason Stackhouse and being an actor on True Blood, as well as managing to promote his newest movie, Griff the Invisible.

Ryan also discusses the physical regime needed for stars of the show, his character’s love life and the similarities between Griff and Jason Stackhouse.

Make sure you check out the entire video interview:

Thanks to Pop Sugar for the scoop!  Remember Truebies, we welcome your contributions!

Source: Pop Sugar – Video: Ryan Kwanten Talks True Blood, Jason Stackhouse’s Love Life, and his New Big-Screen Role

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