True Blood Season 6: Werewolf Jamie Gray Hyder Reveals All About Revealing All

August 8, 2013

Newcomer Jamie Gray Hyder Talks About Being A Werewolf on True Blood:

Jamie Gray Hyder stars as the werewolf Danielle in HBO's True Blood Season 6Being a werewolf in HBO’s True Blood means one thing: expect nudity! So how did newcomer Jamie Gray Hyder deal with it when her character, Danielle, had to strip off for the first time in True Blood Season 6? Well, it seems, according to her interview with PopSugar, she took it all in her stride. Even though she was nervous and went out of her way to get in shape before hand, she felt comfortable in knowing that the crew would help her through it. She was quick to point out that all the cast and crew have dealt so much with nudity on the show over the years, that it is possibly the best place to get your gear off as far as TV studios goes.

And how has the True Blood fame been treating her?

The fans are so amazing. We have the most loyal fan base in the entire world. They know so much about you and what’s going on and that’s been such an awesome experience.

She also added that working for True Blood and HBO is such a great career move, with so many other studios willing to hire you are HBO has put their faith in you.

Surprisingly, though, even though Hyder is a True Blood cast member, she was just as in the dark as the fans when it came to the death of Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe). It seems the cast only get to see the scripts for the scenes they are in, so when she was asked earlier on in Season 6, who the big death might be, she really couldn’t answer since she had no idea herself.

You can view the whole interview with Jamie Gray Hyder and PopSugar below.

Let us know what you thought by commenting below.

Source: PopSugar – Video: True Blood Werewolf Jamie Gray Hyder Talks First Nude Scene!

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

 

 

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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

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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

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Joe Manganiello Dishes on “Magic Mike” and the “Season of the Werewolf”

March 2, 2012

 A Werewolf Stripper?

Joe Manganiello Scream Awards 2011As fans eagerly await the return of True Blood’s Season 5 this summer, Joe Manganiello seems to be the most prolific celebrity spoiler for the show.  It has been noted that if we were to call season four the season of the witch, season five will be the season of the werewolf.  That means a whole host of hot new werewolf cast members.  Manganiello told Access Hollywood correspondent Tim Vincent (at GQ’s Men of the Year Party in LA) that he’s looking forward to the season.  Last season, Alcide “helped end the reign – and life – of packmaster Marcus… and actress Dale Dickey recently joined the cast as Marcus’ – presumably grieving – mom.”

Manganiello said:

 “I can’t wait to work with her (Dale Dickey) and I think there’s gonna be some werewolves who are gonna give Alcide some trouble this season, as well.  I’m anxious to see who they’ll cast.”

The actor has revealed that he’s on par with the fans in wanting to see his character bump nasties with Paquin’s.  “Alcide likes Sookie a whole heck of a lot.  She’s single, Alcide’s single… I totally want to see them hook up.”  Apparently, Manganiello’s mother is a big Paquin fan as well, and wants to see her son’s character “find love with Bon Temps’ fairy-waitress.”

He also raved about the disastrous return of Russell Edgington.  “I love Denis O’Hare,” he said.  “Him coming back – it’s not good for Alcide, but it’s definitely good for the show.”

Finally, in a separate interview with Access Hollywood, Manganiello spoke about his role in the new, star-studded, male-stripper movie “Magic Mike” in which he plays Big Dick Richie (Gasp! Drool.)  While the movie was “loosely inspired by Channing Tatum’s own past,” the actors were treated to lessons from the likes of Britney Spears’ choreography team.  “Body rolls, some hip stuff,” Manganiello mentioned.  His costars include Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, and Alex Pettyfer.

I personally am waiting with bated breath for the release of this film (in post-production) along with the return of True Blood, of course.  Who’s with me? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, and check out the two full interviews that I have listed as sources if you need anything juicier.

Sources:

Access Hollywood “Magic Mike”

Access Hollywood “Werewolves”

Photo: Spike TV

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Spoiler: New Weres Cast for True Blood Season 5

December 4, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Weres, Oh My!

Louis Herthum (new werewolf season 5)Well just when we thought True Blood couldn’t get any juicier, it appears that the Were world is going to secure some new story lines in the upcoming Season Five. There has been confirmation that two new actors have been cast as recurring roles.

The Last Exorcism’s Louis Herthum has been cast as (reportedly) Alcide Herveaux‘s (Joe Manganiello) Father JD, who will play a “marine type” who refuses to submit alligence to the new Shreveport pack leader. Herthum has signed on for 5 episodes, hopefully the story of Alcide and his father will have a happy ending, though if it follows suit to the rest of the series storylines, I doubt that is likely.

Kelly Overton (new werewolf season 5)The second addition to the True Blood cast is Kelly Overton of The Ring 2. Overton will play Rikki, a sexy new were, who is determined to find out what has happened to the old pack leader Marcus Overton has signed on for 6 episodes, hopefully she doesn’t meet the same fate as the one she is searching to find answers about…

One thing is certain, the writers for True Blood are expanding the scope of the supernatural world, and letting the world know, that vampires are not the only sexy supes out there… though this point was already made loud and clear with the role of Alcide and the sexy Joe Manganiello.

 

Sources: Deadline HollywoodWetpaint.com

(Photo Credits: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle, IMDb.com)

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Joe Manganiello Hints on Season 5 of True Blood

December 2, 2011

“The Year of the Werewolf”:

Joe Manganiello as True Blood’s Alcide Herveaux Last year HBO’s True Blood was without a doubt all about the witches (besides the ever present vampires). This year, Joe Manganiello (who plays uber-hot werewolf, Alcide Herveaux), has suggested it will be time for the weres to take a stand:

“They’re casting a lot of new werewolves, a lot of hot werewolf chicks.”

Some of which may cause Alcide grief, as he suggested to Access Hollywood correspondent, Tim Vincent. Take Dale Dickey (from Winter’s Bone), for example, who has been cast to play the mom of Marcus, the pack leader that Alcide disposed of in Season 4.

“I think there’s gonna be some werewolves who are gonna give Alcide some trouble this season, as well. I’m anxious to see who they’ll cast.”

Manganiello has also revealed in Los Angeles, as he strolled down the red carpet for the GQ 2011 Men of the Year party, that he knew exactly what was in store for Season 5.

So we need to make sure we all listen very carefully to anything that Joe Manganiello says about True Blood – like we don’t already!

Source: Access Hollywood – Joe Manganiello: ‘True Blood’ Season 5 Will Have ‘A Lot Of Hot Werewolf Chicks’

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About Joe Manganiello

September 4, 2011

True Blood Werewolf  Reveals Surprising Facts:

Joe Manganiello True Blood S4 Ep3Joe Manganiello, True Blood’s sexy Alcide, sat down with US Weekly recently to reveal twenty-five things previously unknown about himself. Be prepared Truebies, there are some surprises, but they only make our favorite werewolf more endearing.

Without further ado:

 

  1. I am excellent at knife-throwing.
  2. My eyes are so bad, they can’t be corrected by laser surgery.
  3. I made the junior Olympic volleyball team when I was 16.
  4. I worked as a roadie for the rock band Goldfinger.
  5. I was an altar boy.
  6. I once planned on playing college basketball and joining the FBI.
  7. I love Disneyland.
  8. I was asked to skip two grades in elementary school but chose not to.
  9. I shaved my head twice and got my front teeth pulled out for stage roles in college.
  10. I sang backup on one of the Used‘s albums.
  11. I love Karaoke.
  12. My favorite city is Venice, Italy.
  13. My favorite movie is Fight Club.
  14. My first concert was Pantera.
  15. I won third place in a chess tournament when I was 6.
  16. I got a 750 on the math portion of the SATs.
  17. I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
  18. I trained as a boxer and was a sparring partner for an NHL player.
  19. At age 16 I got paid to dress up like Captain Morgan at bars.
  20. My favorite play is A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.
  21. Last summer, I caught a touchdown pass from Joe Montana in a charity game.
  22. My favorite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
  23. I appeared full-frontal nude in an Off-Broadway play.
  24. I have a bachelor of fine arts degree in classical theater.
  25. When I was young, I prayed that God would turn me into a werewolf.

The thought of a knife-wielding, hockey playing, karaoke singing, theatre-loving, full frontal, intellectual werewolf is enough to send any Truebie into a frenzy. All we can say is we want 25 more things! What facts did you find most surprising about Joe Manganiello? Let us know all about it in the comment section below.

Source – Us Weekly25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: Joe Manganiello

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Manganiello Answers: Do Werewolves Wear Underwear?

August 12, 2011

Dishing on an Alcide-Sookie Romance, Raw Meat on Set, and ‘The Sock’:

Joe Manganiello as alcide-true-blood-season-4-episode-4True Blood star Joe Manganiello (Alcide) recently chatted with Access Hollywood Live, dishing on plenty of behind the scene details. And the answer to hosts Billy Bush’s and Kate Walsh’s burning question:

“No, werewolves do not wear underwear.”

But they do wear ‘The Sock’. For those not familiar, the infamous sock is worn on set by male cast members for health purposes and modesty.

Manganiello also dished on the possibility of an AlcideSookie romance. While Sookie (Anna Paquin) is currently in fang deep with amnesiac Vampire Sheriff Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), we’ve got to wonder if it will last? The actor weighed in:

“Obviously my character’s very close and she (Sookie) has stuff going on with Eric right now, but as you can see from the last episode, the ghost of her grandmother channeled through this medium (Marnie) and told her to not give her heart to the guy she may be falling in love with. So obviously, the door’s still open.”

We’ve got to wonder – what does this mean for Alcide and Debbie?

Aside from romances, Joe shared insight on the real wolves on set:

“Here’s the thing, when the wolf is present and they bring them out on big thick chains… My brother jokingly said he was gonna sneak into my trailer and switch out my sock for a sausage casing. But there’s literally a trainer standing in back of me, waving raw meat at this thing to get it to look at me… and I’m naked.”

As soon as you’re done wiping the drool off your face, tell us Truebies — do you see a future for Alcide and Sookie?

Source: Yahoo News – Joe Manganiello Talks Possible ‘True Blood’ Romance With Sookie & If Werewolves Wear Underwear

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

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True Blood’s Anna Paquin To Lend Voice Talents on Popular Show Phineas And Ferb

February 23, 2011

Star-Crossed Lovers

Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) will be providing her voice talents for a Season 3 episode of the popular Disney animated show Phineas & Ferb.

According to ToonZone.net, Paquin will play a star-crossed lover in a vampire/werewolfstoryline. Season 3 premieres on Disney on March 4, 2011. The series features the summertime adventures of two stepbrothers and their nemesis sister, Candace. Phineas & Ferb is the number one animated series in several categories for kids aged 6-14.

Variety calls her appearance an “homage” to her True Blood role. Obviously the casting couldn’t be more perfect!

Sources: ToonZone.net– “Phineas & Ferb Season 3 Premieres on March 4, 2011”
Variety– “Starry guests gather for ‘Phineas'”

(Image Credit: DisneyDreaming.com)

Edited by: Shanea O’Connor

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New Television Series ‘Being Human’ Premieres January 17th

January 16, 2011

Airing Mondays at 9:00pm EST on the SyFy Network

Being HumanParanormal movies and television shows have been on the rise in recent years, with HBO‘s True Blood leading the way on tv.  If you are looking for a show to help fill the void until our favorite show starts up again, the SyFy Network is premiering its newest series Being Human on Monday January 17th at 9:00pm EST.  The show centers around three roommates, one of which is a vampire, one is a werewolf and one is a ghost.  Cinemablend.com is calling it a cross between Three’s Company and True Blood.

After screening the first three episodes, Cinemablend.com has this to say about the show:

The truth is that Being Human uses sardonic wit, emotional depth, and exciting storylines to create something so much greater than what the premise promises.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to see the premiere of the show.  Below is a trailer for the first episode.

Source:  Cinemablend.com – Being Human Series Premiere Review

(Photo Credit: Cinemablend.com)

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