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Postby Rebel on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:28 am

Absolutely! And not just him but I'm sure the acting was quite a challenge for the majority of the cast. E.g. Steven Moyer is Brittish, Alexander is Sweedish...etc.
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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby Miss Ford on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:08 am

Lil spoilers from an interview with Joe Manganiello for the NEW YORK POST

PW: Your first episode teased a Sookie/Alcide connection — how does their relationship develop this season?
Joe: [laughs] It’s the million dollar question. Alcide’s in a dark, lonely, sad, heartbroken place because his fiance, Debbie Pelt, has left him. His psycho ex girlfriend – she’s still floating around, causing trouble. Then you’ve got Sookie going through her trials and tribulations with Bill. I think if you stick people in that situation – this big, strong, protective bodyguard with a girl, both heartbroken, sparks will happen. There’s a bit of lost puppy going on there.

PW:You mentioned Alcide’s ex, Debbie, earlier — can we expect fireworks when they get together?
Joe: Yes, they have a very volatile relationship. When they were together there was a lot of passion, but now that things have gone sideways, it’s very volatile and they get back into it very quickly.

PW: Sounds like Debbie and Sookie are polar opposites.
Joe: They are, and I think as you watch this season unfold, Alcide grows and changes and I think his relationship with Sookie helps that. There was a fork in the road -- Debbie goes down one side and Alcide goes down the other. I think Sookie represents the woman Alcide wants to be with, that he wishes he could be with whereas Debbie represents where he came from.

PW: Do you have a particular favorite episode from season three?
Joe: I think episode 7 is pretty amazing.

PW: Why?
Joe: [laughs] Uh, there’s a lot of blood and a lot of people die.

PW: Fair enough. You just wrapped production on season three, wis the finale as cliffhanger-y as last years?
Joe: Worse. Way worse. Waaaay worse. You have no idea what they’re going to spring on you in season three, it’s crazy. You've got the introduction of my race and a lot about where Sookie comes from. They answer a lot of questions and in answering those questions they open up a whole new universe. It’s pretty wild.


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TV Guide interviews Brit Morgan - Debbie Pelt - Alcide ex!

Today's News: Our TakeTrue Blood's Brit Morgan: Debbie Pelt Is On a "Murderous Rampage" After Sookie
While True Blood's Bill is off dealing with his own enemies, Sookie has a brand-new nemesis of her own. Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan), a crazed V-addicted werewolf who's engaged to pack leader Cooter (Grant Bowler), still has unresolved feelings about her ex-boyfriend, Alcide (Joe Manganiello). So seeing Sookie (Anna Paquin) around Alcide, Morgan tells TVGuide.com, "pretty much sparks a murderous rampage in her head." She also told us what other mythical creatures we'll meet before the end of Season 3.


TVGuide.com: How does it feel getting to join such a hot cast?

Morgan: It's such a beautiful cast. It's amazing. It feels like one of the best and most awesome things that's ever happened to me. I was real nervous starting out. At the first table read, I could barely think straight. Everyone is just so easy going, despite how good-looking they are.

TVGuide.com: Tell us about your character, Debbie Pelt.
Morgan: Debbie Pelt is a really kick-ass, passionate, ballsy woman. I'm a werewolf with a bit of an addiction to V, so I'm going on a rampage against Sookie. I'm not too happy with her. My character just takes this winding road, a bit of a downward spiral. I'm definitely in attack mode towards Sookie.

TVGuide.com: Did you read the Sookie Stackhouse novels before being cast?
Morgan: Once I was cast, I read two of them. Just the ones I was involved in. I'm not sure if I'm too far off on this, but I think Debbie is much different [in the show] than in the books. In the books, you can tell she was a badass, and that she's not a chick you want to mess with, but [the show writers] took it to a whole new level of crazy. They also amped up the trailer trash aspect. Nothing is too much. There are no limitations around me. I got to do whatever I wanted with her. There's nothing better than playing crazy when everyone else is just encouraging it.

TVGuide.com: The stakes are so much higher this year because the werewolves and vampires don't get along and are both powerful.
Morgan: They don't get along well, but that's great because up until this point it's been vampires ruling the planet because they're the most powerful thing. It's cool to see another species that exists within the series that challenges that. There are two other sets of mystical creatures you'll be introduced to toward the end of the season. There are fairies and there are going to be witches.

TVGuide.com: Who else does Debbie get to interact with this season?
Morgan: I got to interact with Eric [Alexander Skarsgård] a little bit, and I know a lot of people will be envious of me. I got to interact with Bill [Stephen Moyer] and Lorena [Mariana Kleveno]. It's mostly with Sookie, but I do a lot of interaction with the lead of the vampire kingdom in Mississippi, Russell [Denis O'Hare], who is a captivating villain after Maryann [Michelle Forbes].
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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby Miss Ford on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:17 am

TB question in the ASK AUSIELLO 07/14
Question: I love True Blood. I love Eric. Scoop, please. —Angi
Ausiello: Is it too soon to be talking about the finale? No? Cool. Exec producer Alan Ball tells me that there will be a “lot of Bill-Sookie-Eric stuff” in the season 3 finale. “It involves blood, it involves trust, and it does not go where we expect it to go.”


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Interview w/ Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer & More + Spoiler Pic!

Postby Rebel on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:37 am

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Stephen Moyer is baring his fangs like he means it. Over and over and over again. In character as the 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton, the star of HBO's campy drama "True Blood" is hovering midair, poised for a real throw-down.

Fans won't see this scene for several more weeks, so revealing the bizarre and complex events that have led to it would only spoil the fun. In this densely plotted series, which recently garnered its first Emmy nomination in the drama series category, each episode is so revelatory that HBO has built its own wiki to help fans keep up. So far, 11.7 million of them are up to the task, tuning in each week for what show creator Alan Ball calls the " 'I can't believe I'm watching this' moments."

On this massive West Hollywood soundstage, the mood grows tense as Moyer's flying rig repeatedly sends him swaying ever so slightly off his mark. The crew eventually pulls it together. And to his credit, Moyer is believably vicious every time. After all, in the "True Blood" universe, the timing of a "fang bare" can make or break a scene.

Soon, everyone is off to the commissary for lunch, trailing that subtle air of self-satisfaction that comes with working on an Emmy-winning hit HBO show. It's evident in Ball's stride as he meanders around in his red lumberjack shirt, like a burly and beloved maestro. It's there inside Evan Rachel Wood's trailer where the elegant vampire queen Sophie-Anne perfects her undead pallor with a bit of powder, quipping, "It's fun being evil." It also lingers in Moyer's own wry observations over a plate of sausage and peppers. They all seem to know they've pulled off yet another spectacularly weird season.

"We do things that you've never imagined," said Moyer, his fingernails still stained red with fake blood. "I love it. The darker, the odder, the weirder, the better for me."

"True Blood" is the cable network's biggest hit since "The Sopranos." Its success has transformed child star Anna Paquin from a brooding indie darling to the leggy blond telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, whose on-screen love affair spilled into real life when Paquin and Moyer got engaged. And it has cemented Ball as the creative hero of HBO.

In two years, the show has inspired a sort of grown-up answer to the "Twilight" phenomenon, albeit one with a good sense of humor and buckets' more blood. Its fans might be equally ardent though — a panel devoted to the series at last year's Comic-Con International in San Diego was brimming with hundreds of devoted viewers lining up to query the cast and crew, and this year an even bigger crowd is likely to turn up for a late Friday afternoon session at which Ball, Moyer and a handful of other actors are scheduled to appear.

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Interview with James Frain (Franklin Mott) [Minor Spoilers]!

Postby Rebel on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:37 am

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True Blood has returned with a sexy new vampire — Franklin Mott (James Frain), who's certainly stirring up plenty of mystery and intrigue as he tries to uncover Bill Compton's secrets. So why is he in town digging around and who is he working for? TVGuide.com caught up with Frain (who says dressing up as a vampire is "like Halloween for two months") to get the scoop.

TVGuide.com: Had you read any of the novels before taking the role?
Frain: No, I didn't know about the novels, I just know about the show. I got a broad sense of how it compares, but I think it's different. They expanded Franklin's storyline out for sure.

TVGuide.com: Franklin Mott is a bit of a mystery man. What can you tell us about him?
Frain: Franklin Mott is a private eye. We learn later in the season that he works for Russell [Denis O'Hare], who is the King. He's been sent on a mission to dig up information on Bill. His attention is completely distracted by the charms of Tara [Rutina Wesley].

TVGuide.com: Do you think he really likes Tara or is he just using her?
Frain: It's kind of a spoiler. That's the question of the first few episodes on whether he likes her. I think he really likes her, but I don't know that guys like Franklin have the same idea of what like means like the rest of us do. I think the better word is obsessed. That's what we start to discover.

TVGuide.com: In the same vein of obsession, why is Bill (Stephen Moyer) so important to everyone this season?
Frain: For Franklin, Bill is just a job, so he's no more interested in Bill than any of his other assignments, but there are lots of unanswered questions about Bill, so Franklin will focus on getting the information on why he's there, what he's doing, and whether he doesn't have ulterior motives.

TVGuide.com: Will Tara get in the way of the job Franklin needs to get done?
Frain: That's what's on the line. No one likes Tara as much as Franklin.

TVGuide.com: Who else will Franklin interact with in Bon Temps?
Frain: He has some pretty good interaction with Jason [Ryan Kwanten] down the line. Oh yeah.

TVGuide.com: Where is the season heading?
Frain: It's heading toward some kind of confrontation between those who claim to represent the vampires. There are two different camps that emerge between who the vampires are, who they can be and whether it really is sustainable to live alongside human beings. That's the arc of the season.

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Re: Interview with James Frain (Franklin Mott) [Minor Spoile

Postby dutchie on Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:43 pm

Thanks for this :)
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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby Miss Ford on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:28 am

A new version of the comic con vid was released by HBO:

http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html/?au ... &view=null

some more scenes in it!! :w00t:
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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby Miss Ford on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:28 am

Interview with Joe Manganiello aka Alcide for Vanity Fair. Very, very interesting :thumbup:

True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Promises to Seal the Deal With Sookie
by Mike Ryan August 3, 2010, 3:40 PM

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Joe Manganiello, who plays nice-guy werewolf Alcide Hervieux on True Blood, faced the daunting prospect of bringing to the screen a character already beloved by fans of Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries novels. Viewers haven’t yet seen much of the romance between Anna Paquin’s Sookie Stackhouse and Manganiello’s Alcide, which takes up much of the third book, Club Dead. But, as Manganiello tells us, more is on the way.

Mike Ryan: In the third book, Alcide and Sookie’s romantic relationship seems more advanced than it does in the series.
i]Joe Manganiello:[/i] Well, the way that it’s been depicted so far in the series is almost exactly in line with the way that the book is. Alcide is in all of the books from the third one on, so the relationship builds from there. But we’re still in the infancy stage—them getting to know each other.

On Sunday night, Alcide spared the life of Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan). Does Alcide still harbor feelings for Debbie?
Is Alcide going to get back with Debbie? No way in hell. I think she’s psychotic. He didn’t want to get back together with her; he didn’t even want to go back in there. It was really and truly Sookie dragging Alcide back in there. Sookie’s been the catalyst for the emerging leader that comes out of Alcide, which winds up being his arc. In the book, he’s a construction worker who wants to have nothing to do with politics or anything—and really doesn’t want to have much to do with being a werewolf. It’s the unlikely story of how that unlikely hero becomes King of the Wolves, basically.

The third book in the series is called Club Dead. Is there a reason that the Club Dead in the book wasn’t used for the television series?
Well, Club Dead, in the book, was a bar called Josephine’s, I believe. And it was a bar for all types of supernatural creatures to hang out at. In the book, there’s a ghost that valet parks your car; Debbie is a were-lynx and leaves Alcide for a were-owl—there are all these different animals. So there are all these supernatural creatures that hang out at this bar that’s referred to as Club Dead. In our series, that became Lou Pine’s—the werewolf bar that you saw in episodes three and four.

I’m guessing you’ve read the books?
In preparation for auditioning to play Alcide, I read book three to get a general idea of who Alcide was. But I own all of the books and I definitely peruse them as needed.

How does it feel to step into a role that’s new but, also, already so popular?
It’s like playing a historical figure, to a certain extent. For me to step into this very beloved character on my favorite show, and enter into that mythology—you want to do right by the fans. I got to hang out with Charlaine Harris at ComicCon and I said, “Charlaine, so he’s got biceps the size of boulders, huh. Do you know how many hours I spent in the gym trying to match your description of this guy?” But, at the end of the day, I come from a classical theater background and it’s no different from the type of pressure playing Stanley Kowalski. I played Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire a couple of years ago and that was made famous by Brando. You want to talk about pressure.

I may be wrong, but I get the feeling True Blood fans may be a little more passionate than A Streetcar Named Desire fans, these days.
Yes, I was down at Comic Con and it was the closest that I will ever get to being a rock star. There’s just a level of excitement about the show, and I love it. I’m a fan boy at heart: I grew up reading comic books; I love Star Wars. I’m a genre fan.

There have been two scenes this season where Alcide shows up—one with Sookie, one with Tara—and they’re scared of him, at first. All Alcide has to say is, “I’m a good guy,” and he’s immediately believed. Why is that? When I asked my girlfriend this question, her response was, “Um, just look at him. Why wouldn’t you believe him?”
It’s interesting because there are also other scenes where Alcide talks about his instincts—or at least hints at his instincts. He says to Sookie, “I trust you.” In this past episode, Debbie threatens Alcide and he looks at her and says, “I believe you.” I think there’s a lot of instinct; werewolves come from their heart—they act first and think later. Saying, “I’m a good guy, trust me,” I think there’s a vibe that he radiates.

So we’re going with instincts? It’s not that he’s “a hunk”?
[Laughs] That’s going to be my answer, someone else might have a different answer. I’m completely open to it, but that’s my answer.

Are those real wolves just cruising around the set?
That’s a real wolf, yes. My wolf that I turn into, his name is Thunder. I’m standing there in the middle of the woods and there’s a wild animal, they take the chain off, and I’m standing about 10 feet away from him.

About ten years from now, it would make a fun People magazine–type profile if it turns out that you adopted Thunder. “The two Alcides, Joe and Thunder, still together.”
Yeah, they require a lot of attention. They’re pack animals, so if I adopted one I’d have to adopt at least one more.

When you auditioned for Alcide, after you read your lines once, did they then say, “That was great, how about one more time ... only this time without your shirt.” There seems to be a lot of bare-chested men on True Blood.
[Laughs] I’ve been at auditions where they have, but not this one. There was no shirtlessness involved with my audition. Now, other cast members, they may have.

Did you do anything to stand out at the audition? I’m assuming you didn’t wear a wolf costume or something like that.
Nah, I wore blue jeans and a black T-shirt and black construction boots. Nothing out of the ordinary. But the first audition did involve me coming out of the transformation, so there was a lot of growling about 12 inches away from the casting director’s face. That was fun. But no, I didn’t wear a Chewbacca suit.

Or Teen Wolf.
A commonly asked question is about how many hours I spend in the makeup chair, but I don’t spend time in the makeup chair because the transformations are more of the shape-shifter nature rather than me as a wolf-man running around.

Fans of the book series assumed that Lafayette was dead at the end of the first season because that’s what happened in the book—but it wasn’t the case. What can you tell us about the future of Alcide that may differ from what fans of the book are expecting?
There’s some unusual alliances formed, I’ll say that. Alcide has some unusual alliances. Alcide has also made some enemies by the end of the season. And you start to see Alcide’s arc. He goes from this unlikely hero construction worker into becoming more of a leader. So you’ll see him come out of his shell a little bit more. He does get involved. And by getting involved, he makes some enemies and some unlikely alliances. And you’re going to see Alcide very much in the middle of a courtship with Sookie; you’re going to him positioning himself among her potential suitors.

So we are going to see that as the season progresses.
They’ve been under a lot of stress right now. There have been a couple of opportunities for him to go there with Sookie, but if he had taken those opportunities, he would have gone against his moral code. He would be less of a man for taking advantage of her.

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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby Miss Ford on Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:48 pm

Spoilers from Kristen! More Hadley coming and Sookie's new family member....
Rebecca in Los Angeles: How about some True Blood scoop? The last two episodes were crazy-ass good! Will we be seeing more of Hadley?
I know! Emphasis on the crazy and the ass. I think I've learned more about human anatomy from True Blood than in all my previous science classes combined. Thanks, Professor Ball! Anyhoo, I'm hearing that True Blood is expandin their "Fairy World" set, which I assume (whomp me over the head if I'm being dense) was the heaven-like world we saw in Sookie's near-death experience in last week's show? Also, I'm pretty sure there are vampires on this show, but don't quote me on that. Also, I'm told Alan Ball is now prepping to shoot his new pilot All Signs of Death on the same studio lot as True Blood, so we can look forward to more good TV—and hopefully no less involvement from A.B. on T.B.

Kaycee in Tampa, Fla.: On True Blood, I'm loving that Hadley is getting more screen time. Will we be seeing more of her?
What in fang's name is she hiding from Sookie?! Well if you want just one more week, little ol' Hadley will be introducing her cousin to another family member. Lindsey Braun also tells us that she's really enjoying exploring her sexuality on the show, so we'll no doubt see more of Hadley and the Queen in weeks to come. Just when you thought Bon Temps couldn't get any hotter...


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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby Miss Ford on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:26 am

Witch 'True Blood' character is Alan Ball conjuring up for season 4?


Though this season of True Blood still has three episodes to go, I’ve already got scoopage on the next one: Long story short, it might as well be titled “Season of the Witch”!
Series creator Alan Ball reveals that he’ll be introducing Hallow Stonebrook, the were-sorceress from Charlaine Harris’ fourth Sookie novel, Dead to the World. Preferring to refer to the character as a necromancer, the boss man says she’s “actually a medium. She communicates with the dead, and she’s interested in developing further powers.”
In the book, Hallow casts a spell on Eric, so um, not sure what more desirable power there can be. Anyway, she’s described as a tall, trim brunette—or, to me, Juliet Landau, Buffy’s nutso Drusilla. But who do you see in the role? Below’s your casting couch. Have fun! (Additional reporting by Tim Stack)

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/08/17/ ... -4-hallow/ 

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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby dutchie on Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:16 am

b3rt4 wrote:I couldnt help but post this :PP

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Cool cover, but there is not enough blood.
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Postby b3rt4 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:01 pm

I updated the post with the HQ version btw, I think the girls will thank me. :PP
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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby brentoid on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:03 pm

i feel digusted with this blatant objectification of men...this has to stop !!!

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Re: [Official] Spoilers and Speculation Thread

Postby dutchie on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:44 pm

A friend of mine said after watching True Blood for the first time that it was a "bloody, sex orgy". I think this pic kinda sums up what he thought :lol:
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