November 24, 2014
True Blood‘s Anna Camp Returns for Pitch Perfect 2:
Well, here it is – the first sneak peek trailer for Pitch Perfect 2! Anna Camp returns to the cult classic in the making to play the uptight Aubrey. In Pitch Perfect 2, we find the a cappella group the Barden Bellas entering into an international competition that no American team has ever won. Will they succeed where so many others have failed?
Returning alongside Anna Camp (who played Sarah Newlin in HBO’s True Blood) will be Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks and Adam DeVine. The movie is slated for release on May 15th 2014. The Universal Pictures movie is from a screenplay written by Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin. Actor Elizabeth Banks not only stars in the show as Gail, but will be directing as well.
It will be very interesting to see whether Pitch Perfect 2 will live up to the high expectations of the first movie – or will it go the way of most sequels and be a flop? Judging by the video below however, I am guessing we just may have a winner on our hands.
Let us know what you think of the video clip and whether you will be checking out Pitch Perfect 2 by commenting below!
Source: YouTube – PITCH PERFECT 2 Trailer #1 (2015) Anna Kendrick Musical Comedy HD
(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures)
November 20, 2014
True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Talks About Shark Attacks and Wearing the Dreaded ‘Sock’ in Nude Scenes:
With Ryan Kwanten back home in Australia after the Season 7 finale of HBO’s True Blood, there has been a flurry of media interviews. His latest occurred on Channel Ten’s The Project, a news and current affairs show featuring Rove McManus alongside other Australian media representatives. A relaxed Kwanten (who stared as the bumbling yet hunky Jason Stackhouse throughout all seven seasons of True Blood) chatted comfortably about many confronting issues bought up by The Project, including:
- Whether kissing scenes involve a discussion beforehand on the use of tongue – or groping – during the scene
- What it’s like to walk into your trailer while on set and see your costume entails nothing but a modesty sock (used during nude scenes)
- The perils of wearing the aforementioned modesty sock while shooting underwater scenes (HINT: ALWAYS double knot!)
- The true story behind his shark attack at the age of twelve
- Whether there is the possibility of a Jason Stackhouse spin off series in the making
You can check out the video below to find out all the answers (clicking on the image will take you directly to The Project homepage to view the video interview). There’s a bit of a long intro (around thirty seconds worth) with this video clip, but definitely worth the wait for Ryan’s hilarious interview:
Let us know your thoughts on this interview by commenting below!
Source: The Project – Ryan Kwanten Interview
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
November 10, 2014
Watch as Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley and Others Say Goodbye to All the Truebies:
With the release of True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season approaching fast, Truebies just can’t see, to get enough of the little sneak peeks into the behind the scenes of HBO’s True Blood!
Well, here’s another one for you. In this video we get to see emotional farewells from the cast of True Blood, including Anna Paquin (Sookie Sackhouse), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) and Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton). As well as these, we can get some exclusive behind the scenes snippets of the shooting of the final episodes of Season 7.
Let us know your thoughts on this video by commenting below!
Source: ETOnline – Anna Paquin and the Cast of ‘True Blood’ Bid an Emotional Farewell to Their Fans
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
November 8, 2014
Ever Wondered What a Vampire Death Looked Like on the Set of HBO’s True Blood?
With the 11th November 2014 release date for True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season, there has been a flurry of competition activity in relation to this final event in the life (and death) of True Blood. But what extras are included?
Well, the sneak peek video entitled Tricks of the Trade has just been released to whet your appetite. The clip features Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), and Karolina Wydra (Violet) and shows some of the behind the scenes work that goes into making True Blood so magic for the audience.
Let us know what you think of this video by commenting below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ Blu-ray extra shows how the special effects magic happens
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
November 6, 2014
Joe Couldn’t Be There in Person, But Promises to Be Present for the Festival in March:
As we recently reported, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello (who played the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the vampire series) was honored with a 20th Palm Beach International Film Festival Career Achievement Award for his work in the field of acting over the years.
Unfortunately, Joe couldn’t attend the event in person on the 1st of November due to a filming schedule for his upcoming movie Magic Mike XXL that ran overtime. However, he did manage to film this short thank you speech for the gala event. Watch as his co-stars Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez also make an appearance during his speech!
Let us know what you think of Joe’s video speech by commenting below!
Source: YouTube – Joe Manganiello accepts 20th Palm Beach International Film Festival Career Achievement Award
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
October 11, 2014
Check out Joe Maganiello Doing Impersonations for Interview’s Talent Show Segment:
Who knew True Blood actor Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) could impersonate Kermit the Frog so well? Or his Sabotage co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger? How about Rodney Dangerfield, Christopher Walken and Pee Wee Herman? Turns out he is an expert at all these voices, and more!
You can check out the impersonations he did for Interview’s Talent Show segment by clicking on the image below:
The video is directed and edited by Matt Baron. Camera and sound is by Ben Katz. Lighting is by Bartosz Jankowski. Grooming is by Erin Green/Art Department. The executive producer is Kelly Brant. It is produced by Emma Brown. With special thanks given to Fast Ashleys.
Let us know what you think of Joe’s impersonations – or if you are great at impersonating someone – by commenting below!
Source: Interview Magazine – Interview’s Talent Show: Joe Manganiello
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc., InterviewMagazine.com
September 18, 2014
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Attends the Human Rights Campaign Seattle Dinner:
Recently, Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood) attended the Human Rights Campaign Seattle Dinner to accept his Ally for Equality award. Joe had this to say in his speech:
I never set out to be an advocate. I’m simply a person who believes in equality for everyone and I’m a person who believes in standing up for his friends.
Joe achieved this accolade by supporting the work of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) at past galas as well as being a strong advocate for equal rights for the LGBT community.
Joe’s girlfriend, Sofia Vergara attended the event with him and was kind enough to post a couple of pictures to Instagram:
You can view the video of Joe accepting his Ally for Equality award below:
Well done Joe Manganiello! Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Sources: HRC.org – Joe Manganiello: “I’m a Person Who Believes in Standing Up for Equality”
Instagram – Sofia Vergara
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./ Instagram/ Sofia Verara/ WhoSay)
September 7, 2014
Another ‘True’ Series Will Be Filling HBO’s June Schedule:
Usually June means just one thing to Truebies: the latest season of True Blood! But, alas, next June will not mean that at all now that the vampire series has been staked by HBO. So what will HBO be filling the June void with? True Detective is the answer. While there isn’t a vampire in sight in this show, it may be worth checking out if you haven’t done so already. June will see the return of True Detective for Season 2 this is a change from it’s January 2014 start date for Season 1. You can view the synopsis on the show below:
HBO premieres a new drama series, True Detective, this season focusing on Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and “Rust” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), two detectives and former partners who worked in Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division in the mid-1990s.
In 2012, for reasons not immediately revealed, the two are interviewed separately by investigators about their most notorious case: the macabre 1995 murder of a prostitute by a possible serial killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they look back on the case, Hart and Cohle’s personal backstories and often-strained relationship become a major focal point.
Hart, an outgoing native Louisianan and family man whose marriage is being frayed by work stress and infidelity, is (at least on the surface) the polar opposite of Cohle, a lone-wolf pessimist and former narcotics detective from Texas. While the plot is moved forward by their shared obsession to hunt down the ritual killer, the true drama centers around the mercurial nature of Hart and Cohle’s relationship and personalities, and how they affect each other as detectives, friends, and men.
You can also view the opening title for True Detective below. It certainly has a slight HBO True Blood feel to it:
Let us know if you will be checking this series out next June by commenting below!
Sources: HBO Watch – True Detective Season 2 Air Date Window Shifts
HBO – True Detective Opening Title
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
September 6, 2014
Priory’s New Song, Weekend, Stars a True Blood Fairy:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood and Portland’s electro-pop duo Priory are in for a treat with the following video clip. Weekend is the latest clip released by this band and includes Bailey Noble (who played Adilyn, the fairy daughter of Andy Bellefleur in True Blood) playing the part of a roller rink teen. Nick Krause (The Descendants) is dreaming about winning over Bailey’s affections via his slick roller skating moves – even if those moves only occur in his mind.
Recently, Priory’s Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears discussed the video clip with Idolator and had this to say about it:
We wrote and recorded the song ‘Weekend’ at our homebase, Loudwar studios in Portland, Oregon. The song idea came from the notion that everyone feels oppressed by an authority figure at some point in life. It could be a controlling parental figure, a boss at work or the unrealistic standard forced upon us by western culture. We use escapism to feel empowered (for better or worse), and it’s always been a part of our life. The video for ‘Weekend’ was directed by our friend, David Vincent Wolf AKA White Ghandi, and is about a kid’s over the top daydream. We had a great time hanging with Nick Krause and Bailey Noble. There was definitely some chemistry on set, just saying.
You can view the video clip for Weekend by Priory below:
Sources: YouTube – Priory – Weekend [Official Music Video]
Idolator – Watch Priory’s “Weekend” Video, Featuring Bailey Noble & Nick Krause: Idolator Premiere
(Photo Credit: Michael D’Ambrosia)
August 31, 2014
HBO Has Released the Full Video of the True Blood Cast at San Diego’s Comic Con 2014:
Considering us truebies have nothing to watch this Sunday, it seems HBO has taken pity on us and released the entire video of the True Blood panel interview from San Diego’s Comic Con 2014. So sit back for the next hour, and get stuck into watching – and reminiscing – about the very last time there will be True Blood panel at Comic Con. Just be warned though, Kristin Bauer van Straten (who plays vampire Pam) is crying as she walks onto stage, so make sure you have the tissues ready! And remember, watching it in hindsight is completely different to previously too because we all know exactly what they are talking about when they hint at upcoming events on True Blood Season 7.
The full panel includes: Nathan Parsons (James), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Carrie Preston, Arlene Fowler), Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) Brian Buckner (showrunner), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) and Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse).
Let us know your favorite moments from this video by commenting below!
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Comic-Con Panel (HBO)
(Photo Credit: San Diego Comic Con/HBO Inc.)