The hollywood reporter has broke more news about actor Marshall Allman also being cast in the new season of True Blood next year. True Bloodites might recognize the actor from the hit shows Prison Break, Eli Stone and Madmen. Apparently Allman will be playing the role of Sam Merlottes younger brother.
Tvovermind.com has revealed that Australian act Grant Bowler has been cast in third season of HBO's True Blood. No word yet on which character the actor will be playing. You might recognize the actor from his roles on Lost and Ugly Betty.
Metro Uk got a nice long interview with Sam Trammel (Sam Merlotte) He talks about his southern family and the perks that come with now being a recognized face on tv.
Have you been surprised by the success of the show?Really surprised. I thought it would do well but it’s really taken off with the second season. During the first year the audience grew every week through word of mouth. I’m blown away by that.
This is the biggest role you’ve had. What effect has that had on you?I get recognised every day. It’s exciting – I’m not going to pretend I’m bored by it. I got a round of drinks bought for me last night in a bar, that was nice. I’m also getting more offers for work, too.
You’ve done lots of stage work in New York. Will doing a vampire show ruin your credentials as a serious actor?I hope not. It’s a quality show. I could have been on a show that was as popular but not as well written – there are plenty of those – but this has a good pedigree. It won’t hurt me in New York – they love anyone who is popular.
Have you got any crazy fans?There are varying degrees of vampire fans. I met a woman who shaved her teeth to look like fangs. That’s commitment.
Did you have a teenage interest in the occult?I went through a phase of reading a lot of Stephen King but I was never a vampire person. I grew up in a rural community and the local cemetery was in our front yard but nothing supernatural ever happened. They must have been pretty chilled out ghosts. I went to university in Paris and lived in a really old apartment which I’m sure was haunted. Things moved around inexplicably.
There are varying degrees of vampire fans. I met a woman who shaved her teeth to look like fangs. That’s commitment
You’re from Louisiana. Does that help with the southern accent?I grew up in West Virginia and Louisiana. I have the sound of my grandparents’ and cousins’ accents in my ear. I lost mine but it comes naturally to me.
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Carrie Preston who plays the fiery red head Arlene, talked to pastemagazine.com to talk about her acting career and how its been such a good year for her.
Hollywood is littered with young starlets who come out of nowhere, land a big role and suddenly get their images splayed across gossip pages and men’s magazines. But Carrie Preston’s ascent has been slow and steady. The 42-year-old has made the most of every role—first bit parts in films like Transamerica and The Stepford Wives, then guest spots on TV shows like Arrested Development and Sex and the City and, more recently, as Arlene Fowler on HBO’s vampire drama True Blood.
In her latest film, That Evening Sun, she steals scene after scene as Ludie Choat, a long-suffering farmwife trying to survive on the former homestead of an aging Tennessee farmer (Hal Holbrook) who’s having trouble letting go. The film adapts one of Southern author William Gay’s short stories, and gives Georgia native Preston a chance to return to her roots.
“When I became a classically trained actor, I lost the accent,” she says. “And then my first major Hollywood movie was My Best Friend’s Wedding where I was playing a Southerner. So you can take the girl out of Georgia, but you can’t take the Georgia out of the girl. I’m glad because I like being able to call it up when I need it. I think it’s nice to have the luxury to distinguish between different types of accents, different types of class, you know, different characters, whereas a lot of actors in Hollywood just sort of put on this Tennessee Williams thing.”
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The Dallas News has done a column on how sex always seems to go along with the life of a vampire. And how some shows/movies choose to display it.
"Edward, the undead hero of the Twilightmovies and books, broods and simmers like a James Deanstarter kit. Jacob, his werewolf foil, sports six-pack abs and looks as if he's been bench-pressing pickups. But they might as well be hanging out in a nunnery for all the action they get. Their chaste love interest, Bella, can only pine.
Then there's Sookie Stackhouse, the spitfire waitress at the heart of HBO's cult series True Blood(based on novels by Charlaine Harris). As Bella chills in the Pacific Northwest, Sookie gets hot and heavy with her vampire beau Bill in steamy Louisiana. No repression here: The deliciously campy True Blood, which enters its third season next year, just says yes. (It also indulges in every last one of HBO's relaxed content allowances. As the ads say, it's not TV.)
Sex was at the root of vampire mythology even before 19th-century novelist Bram Stokersent unwitting Jonathan Harker off to Eastern Europe to close a big real-estate deal with that mysterious Dracula fella, only to find the Count was after his woman.
But desire can be handled in different ways"
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Dc Comics has released images of their prototypes for True Blood busts they plan to manufacture in 2010!
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So far they've released ones of Sookie in her waitress uniform, Bill and Eric and a nice replica of the Merlotte bar sign!
Radar Online got a nice interview from Alexander Skarsgard at the GQ Men of the year party recently. They talked about nudity, sex on True Blood and the ladies he loves.
"I'm not dating anyone, those are just rumors," he laughed. When asked if there were any special women in his life, the hunky actor replied "my mom and my sister."
Skarsgard was one of the night's special guests; he was honored as one of the "Men Who Saved HBO".
For the record, Kate also attended Wednesday night's party but avoided the red carpet...
Skarsgard, 33, who plays brooding vampire Eric Northman on the HBO hit series True Blood, will begin shooting season three along with the rest of the cast later this month. The actor told RadarOnline.com that fans can expect a lot more from Eric this time around."
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Actor Stephen Moyer (Bill) Is featured in this month's Vman's magazine! He talks about his lovely fiance Anna Paquin and the show that made his name more known, True Blood. JustJared.com got the early peek at it:
True Blood star Stephen Moyer sizzles in Issue #16 of VMan magazine.
The 40-year-old British actor spoke about what he did on vacation, escapism, what he’d love to do next with fiancee and co-star Anna Paquin…
On his vacation: “I’ve been out at the beach surfing, skateboarding, running around with the dog. I got out of Bill’s vibe.”
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Sam Trammell who happens to play the rugged shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on True Blood told Digital Spy how he would like his character to be treated:
True Blood's Sam Trammell has made a plea to the show's writers for his character to suffer more abuse.
The 38-year-old actor, who plays shapeshifting bar owner Sam Merlotte on the HBO series, told Digital Spy that he enjoys the trouble his alter ego gets himself in.
"I had a really good one the first season with the connection to Maryanne and the money, and this past year with my parents - I enjoy being in trouble," he said. "I enjoy the conflict.
"In a way Sam's the sensible eye in the crazy storm of the show. Any kind of bad situation I could be in - I like the bad situations."
He added: "Sam in more trouble - more abuse for Sam, that's what I wish for!"
True Blood returns for its third season in 2010 on HBO in the US. The first season currently airs Wednesdays on Channel 4 in the UK.
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True Blood's Stephen Moyer spoke to the New Zealand Herald about how important it is that we take care of the planet and go green!
Has playing this part altered your views of climate change at all?
I’ve been aware of it for quite a long time. Once you’ve got children you start thinking about what they’re going to live with, and their children once you’ve gone, and so I suppose, if anything, it’s just cemented my views in looking after everything.
In what ways do you look after the earth then? Do you recycle?
Yeah, I’m pretty obsessive about it actually and I have been for quite a while in a very boring way. I think what we need to do is be more exciting about our recycling because I think everyone thinks of it as a chore instead of something that is possibly saving the world.
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