True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Talks About Fame

August 4, 2010 by  

Stephen Moyer has been an actor for many years, but only recently has he truly broken into the type of fame that includes paparazzi snapping photos of him out and about. And Stephen prefers that fame occurred for him in this order. He’s grateful that he’s not young and famous.

Stephen has been asked several times about whether or not he feels any competition between himself and Robert Pattinson, who plays a vampire in the Twilight series. He does not. However, Stephen has a great deal of respect for what Robert, who is 24, has to deal with. Stephen said:

I would have been floating upside down in a canal if I was [famous at] Pattinson’s age. I wouldn’t have made it. I wish him the best of luck with that.

Fame can be a scary thing, especially when one is young and not capable of dealing with it. There are many examples to choose from in current media that make that very clear. It’s even worse dealing with fame in America (especially in Southern California) because actors are constantly hounded by the paparazzi and their private lives often get placed under a magnifying glass.  Thus contending with the perceptions that people have of them and intrusions into their private lives it is a very demanding career.

Stephen admits that until his agent gave him the True Blood script, he wanted to be a stage actor again. He felt that he didn’t need to make it in the United States to be happy. Luckily for us, though, Stephen changed his mind and became True Blood‘s Bill Compton. At least Stephen is at an age where he can deal with the fame, rather than a young actor who can easily be overwhelmed by it.


(Image Credit: HBO Inc., screenshot by Isis Nocturne)