VIDEO: Stephen Moyer Talks to PRIME about True Blood

November 11, 2009 by  

Stephen-Moyer-PrimeStephen Moyer‘s  video interview with New Zealand’s PRIME network began with a discussion about how True Blood is one of the most intelligent and clever shows on TV right now. Stephen agreed saying that even if he was not a part of the show it is definitely something he himself would have gotten into. He claims a lot of the show’s success is due to the fantastic writing of Alan Ball and how he has such a talent for creating amazing hooks that get the viewer coming back for more.

The interview continues with a discussion of the complex relationships depicted in the series and the structure of the vampire society. Stephen explains that the way the vampires behave and the way one vampire will not disrespect another vampire brings a very old timey feel to the vampire culture. The humans on the other hand are the ones who are frail and are dealing with insecurities and addictions. Stephen thinks these differences between the two cultures is what makes the show so clever.

PRIME then asked Stephen what it is that he likes about his character, Bill Compton. Stephen goes on to talk about Bill’s background and how he feels that Bill is just trying to be a good person. He has felt great loss and to some extent has been able to recover from that but, he still carries it around with him which gives him this melancholy sense about him. Stephen thinks it is also important to note that even though Bill is doing his best to be a good person, the ultimate truth is that he is still a vampire. Bill tries not to kill the innocent but more over chooses those that are bad. Stephen even coined a little phrase for this, “crimes against Sookie“, since most people who try to cross or hurt Sookie won’t be around for long.

This led PRIME to ask Stephen about Bill’s relationship with Sookie. Stephen thinks the reason Bill is so attracted to Sookie is because she enables him to feel something that he thought was long dead to him, the ability to love. Stephen goes on to talk about some of Bill’s supernatural qualities and how he was very disappointed that Bill was not given the ability to levitate in the show as the character does in the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Stephen was then asked why he felt the show was so successful, not only in the United States, but all over the world. Stephen answered by saying that he feels Alan Ball has created a world that is just really fun. Stephen also said that the characters bring something to the show and how Alan keeps bringing in new characters and the story just continues to twist and turn. Stephen also talked about how he foresees Eric becoming Bill’s nemesis and vying for the love of Sookie. We will have to wait and see!


  • I think I pre ordered S2, around the first of July? I’d already bought S1..seems like I had it a few months?? Anyhow..I got it for $24.99..Sweet..Got a deal!! I was getting all thrilled, thinking it would be here, around Christmas time!! Duh!! Guess not…Thanks, for the heads up, folks!! Back to my S1…Still..and Again!! It never gets old!! Now I’m a waitin for Spring Time….OH, Yeah..the Lovin Eric gals…He is a good one!!! Really..Seriously..Gotta love the Viking Vampire!! But, I am totally addicted to my sexy Southern Vampire!! They are both very,very,very…..on and on..Ya, get my drift?!? Again, I really liked the interview! GO, True Blood!! I don’t think I’m gonna make it.(staying sane!!) OOPS!! To late…I flipped out..a few years back….Is that like “Crazy Talk?!” I am stopping..?! really..

  • I really liked the interview..(The guy interviewing Stephen, was kinda…Not really good?!) But, as usual…Stephen was so, totally cool….He is just such a handsome man…and funny and witty ect…Oh, yeah!! I’m one of the “most of us!” Love him gals!! He is really a good spokesman for “True Blood”…. Like I’m STILL waiting for my season 2!!!!! What’s up!! So, rude…

    • Lizzie 1701

      Yes, I had to write “most of us” as there are some dedicated Eric people out there who do not appreciate our Stephen!

      Re your Season 2, I also have pre ordered from AMAZON, but there will be a wait, as Season 2 has not been released yet! Season 1 was released in May this year, so I suspect we have a long wait!

      So, all we have is our online community to keep us sane until the show starts again!!

      • Antonio

        I think that most fans of True Blood can appreciate All the actor’s performances. Its Not that they dont appreciate a certain individual it may be just that each one has their favorites. I’m sure we Can All agree that its a great show.

    • Antonio

      Hi Lani I too am waiting for S2 to be released on dvd. There are so many of my favorite moments in there. But I think that we are in for a long wait indeeed. The 1st season wasnt released until sometime in May..and then S2 premiered June 14.
      I’d say that S2 dvd may not be out until at least April of 2010 at the earliest.

  • Lizzie 1701

    Fantastic interview, though it is not new, as he had dark hair, but his side burns are gone? Just after filming last ep??

    This guy is so intelligent and gives the fan fantastic insights to the show and his character. We all should be proud of our Stephen for being such a great ambassador for True Blood – no wonder we all love him (OK, most of us!).

    • Nia

      Hi Lizzie, lani,
      OMG, what a great interview. He is so handsome, sexy and extremely intelligent. What a total package!!!!!
      I am so impressed with his wonderful answers that he was able to give “off the cuff”. Very hard to do, but Stephen pulls it off nicely. He is obviously as passionate about the show and his role in it as we are watching him.
      Thanks Janet for posting this.
      Definitely glamoured for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!