Teasers for Season 4 from Sam Trammell & Rutina Wesley:

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827

“You’ll be blown away by the first 10 minutes”

“I don’t know, I can’t tell you that! It’s like top secret info!” Rutina insisted. She then opened up just a touch to let us know that once again, Tara will be in for plenty of ups and downs.

“It’s going to be a wild ride for Tara, but I think she’s going to get some more stability—for a little bit anyway,” she explained. “And some more power maybe, and I think maybe some happiness for a little bit, but that’s about all I can tell you.”

From that vague description it sounds like Tara will be up to her same old tricks. For Rutina’s sake, let’s hope Tara has less drama in her life, so she can be less annoying and more fun.

For Bon Temp’s resident sweetie pie/pushover Sam Trammel, actor Sam said that he doesn’t know exactly what “True Blood” Sam will be up to. Yet.

“We just started two weeks ago,” Sam said. “We got the first two scripts, they us give us scripts when they’re done, they don’t hold onto them. I’ve read two.”

From what he’s gathered thus far, via creator Alan Ball and the other writers, is that this season will delve deeper into Sam’s shapeshifting.

“I know a couple of big broad stroke things that will happen to me this year, but I don’t know a lot of the specifics,” he said. “The whole first…the first ten minutes of the first episode, you’re going to be blown away with what is happening, and that’s going to set the tone for the rest of the season,” he explained.

In addition to the witchcraft—which we already know about and doesn’t sound like Sam gets involved in too early in the season—Sam said we’ll be learning more about shapeshifting.

“There’s some interesting stuff with shapeshifting and with my character as far as that power goes,” he said. “I can’t say anything more, but we’re going to really push the boundaries of what we‘ve created that to be.”

Source: Hollywoodcrush.mtv.com

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Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans Steam Up Gucci Guilty Ads

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827

Our favorite Ex-Queen of Louisiana (Evan Rachel Wood) and the always sexy Chris Evans star of Captain America: The First Avenger which will be released in 2011 steamed up these Gucci Ads. Need I say more? Well here are the official details from Aceshowbiz:

Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood have once again teamed up to promote Gucci Guilty fragrance, appearing in some new ads for the perfume. Both stars show off their sexy sides, with the actor baring his chest and the 23-year-old appearing topless.

In the image for Gucci Guilty male version, Chris looks straight to the camera while Rachel seems to adore him. In the Gucci Guilty for her perfume ads, meanwhile, the “Captain America: The First Avenger” hunk wraps her bod with his hands while kissing her.

Prior to these printed ads, Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood had appeared in a commercial video for Gucci Guilty. The clip, dominated in black and white, was debuted at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in September this year.

To see the rest of these steamy pictures check out the following link:

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00037506.html

True Blood’s Anna Paquin Still Calls New Zealand Home

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827


Even though she’s lived in the States for many years now, Anna Paquin, who plays tough as nails Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood, is still very much a New Zealander. Especially when she’s chatting on the phone with friends and family who still live there. Paquin has done an amazing job perfecting her southern accent on screen, but as of late, her Kiwi accent has been bubbling beneath the surface a lot more both personally and professionally.

Paquin has come under fire somewhat recently about her diminishing accent, but the criticism is a bit arbitrary. Paquin was born in Canada, moved to New Zealand at the age of four, then moved to Los Angeles at the age of 13. Yes, her most impressionable years were spent in New Zealand, but the fact that her accent isn’t very strong after living in the States for 15 years seems to make sense.

Paquin and fellow True Blood cast member, Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill Compton), tied the knot this past summer and have made a home for themselves in Venice, Los Angeles. The newlyweds share their time between the States and the U.K., where Moyer grew up. Moyer knows a thing or two about having to squelch his native tongue, and has even admitted that he finds doing other voices and accents easy.

Source: Stuff

Janina Gavankar to play Luna on True Blood

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827

Janina Gavankar recently learned that she’d won the role of shapeshifting sexy public school teacher ‘Luna‘ on HBO’s hit show True Blood. Better, the lovely actress joins True Blood as a regular cast member so we will be seeing quite a bit of her. Gavankar couldn’t say much about being cast on True Blood though with good humor she revealed that:

‘She’s very different than I am… obviously I am not a teacher, and I can’t shapeshift”

When asked why she is taking such a seemingly unique turn in her career she answered:

“I don’t feel like it is, actually! I often play normal people with abnormal life skills and or challenges.”

Gavankar responded in the negative when asked if she thinks she could be defined as sexy:

‘Nope. I can look at other actors and say ’she’s sexy’ or ‘he’s sexy.’ I think it’s a lot harder for me to turn the mirror around. Many of my characters have been uber-confident, and therefore perceived as sexy. Looking back at some of them, like Ms. Dewey or Papi, I would say “Hell yeah! Those girls were sexy!” But that’s not me, that’s them.”

Asked about the True Blood upcoming season 4, Gavankar remained, as many True Blood cast members do, tight-lipped:

“All I can say is the show is going to continue to give you everything you love about it, and more.”
In response to questions about her True Blood wardrobe, she replied:
“Well, there’s not much to it at all. Shifters remove their clothes before they shift. Needless to say, I’ll be in the gym over the holidays.”

Among others in a broad range of inquiries both serious and less so, Gavankar had this to say about staying in shape:

“I value being strong over being skinny. But my gym confession is: if I don’t have a trainer, I’m probably not going to work out. I hate it. (Laughs) I’d much rather use my energy artistically. So I change my routine often because I get bored easily. I just started boxing this week, and let me tell you, right now it hurts to sneeze (but) at least I’m not bored. (Laughs)”

Gavankar was asked about her memory of first being introduced to vampire lore as a child:
Her reply?

“Count Chocula (a monster-themed line of breakfast cereals). Best cereal ever. (Laughs) Hm, I think the first vampire lore I’d really seen was “Dracula” with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. I think I saw it in high school at a friend’s house, and I didn’t tell my mom. She would have never let me see things like that. I found it horrifying.”

When queried about what she loved the most about her character and being on True Blood, Gavankar shared:
‘I’ll be working with Sam Trammell a lot. I’ve marathoned the entire show and have fallen in love with his character. It’ll be nice gazing into the eyes of Sam Merlotte.’

Kristin Bauer van Straten speaks out against Shark Finning.

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827

Not only does Kristin Bauer van Straten portray the unforgettable vampire Pam on True Blood, but this talented actress is also a passionate, vocal and dedicated animal rights activist. Recently published by the Huffington Post, Kristin’s article entitled ‘Congress: Time Is Ticking for Sharks’ not only serves to provide awareness, it also serves as a warning and implores fans and readers alike to help make a difference.

The issue at hand is the amputation of shark fins for use in an Asian dish, shark fin soup. Within weeks the US Senate will be voting on The Shark Conservation Act, a bill to ban shark finning in US waters. While sharks may not have the best image, many feel when it comes to these magnificent animals “humans are the predators and sharks are the prey”. Kristin goes on to say:

“We’re hunting many shark populations to the brink of extinction. The demand for shark fins, which are used to make shark fin soup — a popular dish in Asia — leads to the killing of tens of millions of sharks around the world each year. Sharks aren’t furry or cute, so there just aren’t as many voices to speak for their conservation.”

Kristin asks you to join her and Oceana.org “in asking our Senators to do the right thing for sharks”.

Be sure to read Kristin’s full article here :http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-bauer/congress-time-is-ticking-_b_796464.html

Also visit Oceana.org if you’d like to tell your Senators that you demand shark protection and the passage of the Shark Conservation Act!

Eric Northman makes the Best Character’s List of 2010

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827

Eric Hits the List at Number 4 (although he is number one in our hearts)

2010 is rapidly coming to a close and with the end of the year in sight; the time has come to reflect on some of the things that made this year great. So it is that spirit that I bring to you the news that someone else near and dear to our hearts has made a best of 2010 list. Earlier in the week, I wrote about Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin (Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse) making E!’s Best Couples of 2010 list. This time however, one of our own True Blood characters, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), was honored by listandgrades.com as one of the Best TV Characters of 2010.

List and Grades cited the Swedish-speaking vampire as an anchor in an otherwise inconsistent season. While that assessment of Season 3is debatable, Eric Northman has been a compelling character to watch this season. When True Blood premiered in 2008, Eric was seen as an antagonist of the sweet southern gentleman Bill Compton. In late Season 2 all of that changed as we watched Eric search for a vampire named Godric (Allan Hyde) only to discover they were progeny and maker. Season three continued to flesh out the character of Eric Northman by giving the audience flashes of a past I’m sure our blonde vampire would rather have kept hidden.

This season we were also fortunate to have more insight into Eric’s relationship with his own progeny Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten). These quiet moments, which may have been overlooked in all of this season’s action, proved that even vampires who have been alive for more than 1000 years have feelings too and very deep ones at that.

Eric Northman was ranked no. 4 out of ten and was in the company of characters such as Don Draper, John Locke, and Kurt Hummel. Not too shabby there Eric! Then again we always knew you were wonderful and we can’t wait to see what June brings us.

Season 4 is already in production and is set to premiere June 12, 2010

Source: ListandGrades.com

True Blood Stunt Crew Nominated for a SAG Award:

Posted in True Blood News on December 22, 2010 by dreamer2827

In a world full of vampires, shifters, humans, werewolves, and other creatures, action is always abundant on True Blood. But have you ever wondered how our favorite actors survive the often bloody (good) mess that happens onscreen? Well, wonder no more truebies, because if there is anything remotely dangerous or too physically demanding happening onscreen, you’ve just gotten a glimpse of some members of the True Blood stunt crew.

The Screen Actor’s Guild, which bestows the coveted SAG awards,has nominated the hard-working stuntmen and stuntwomen of True Blood for the first time! The men and women who perform the True Blood stunts are in the running for the Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series award. They have excellent company competing with the rest of the nominees: ‘Burn Notice‘, ‘Dexter‘, ‘Southland‘ and ‘CSI: New York.’

The SAG awards will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Note: Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.COM live pre-show webcasts, which begin at 6:30 p.m. (ET), 5:30 p.m. (CT), 4:30 p.m. (MT), and 3:30 p.m. (PT).