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Interview in Sydney with Ryan Kwanten

Posted by Lynnpd On July - 21 - 2010

Once True Blood Season 3 wrapped filming, the cast and crew spread all over the world and Ryan Kwanten was among them. Returning home to his native Australia Ryan was busy giving interviews. In the interview below that took place in Sydney, he discusses his role on True Blood of Jason and how his life has changed since its success.

Welcome home! Things have changed so much for you since Home And Away. How have you adjusted to getting noticed so much now, particularly in the US?

It’s been a real steady incline over the last two and a half years – I guess from the beginning of season two ‘til now. Now I’m actually sort of happy not just to be here at home, but [also] to [get] away from [the States] because the paparazzi side of things [was] just getting to the point where it was making me slightly uncomfortable. I was hanging out at places I thought were paparazzi-free – but weren’t! It’s nice to be back among people from home. It’s so much friendlier here.

What’s the best thing about the fame?
I look at events like this – like Telstra, this huge company has asked me to come and promote the T-Box which to me is amazing that I have that kind of clout, I guess. The ability to now fly my parents out to see me and to make a living from this profession is the greatest thing. I love doing it so much – the fact that I get paid for it is a bonus. But the fame side of things doesn’t inspire me.

Are you single?
Yeah, I’ve been single for a long time. There have been kind-of relationships, but they’ve been secret… But no – no-one’s going to be holding that back if they’re in a proper relationship.

Is it difficult maintaining a relationship in the public eye?
Oh, even beyond that! Not even necessarily because I’m in the public eye, but with any prospective girlfriend I have to say, “My work and my family come first at this point in my life, so if you’re willing to play third or fourth fiddle…” It sound so callous to say that, but it’s the way it has to be for me right now. Inevitably, it works fine for a month or two, but eventually the girl wants to work their way up the priority list…

Do you have any celeb crushes?
Jennifer Connolly. She’s a very well-studied girl. She’s got a couple of degrees and does amazing work. She’s also very beautiful.

What would your ideal date be?
I’m a real simple man with simple needs. I think cooking a nice little meal and taking the meal down to the beach and having a cheap bottle of wine and watching the sunset – that sounds good to me – with some nice conversation. You can jazz it up, but the more you jazz it up, it looks like you’re trying too hard. You can do that later. It’s always nice just to keep it real and find out about someone when they aren’t on their guard.

You’ve done some pretty racy scenes in True Blood – is it difficult getting your kit off in front of the cast and crew?
It’s not easy! But I always feel worse for the lady I’m doing it with, purely for the fact that 80 per cent of the crew are male and the girl is just as close to naked as I am. And I know that they’re going to be nervous. There have been a few times that I could literally feel them shaking in my arms. I make sure that we go nowhere near the set until they are totally and utterly comfortable.

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Alexander Skarsgård in Sweden to film Melancholia

Posted by Shadaliza On July - 21 - 2010

Alexander Skarsgård has arrived in Sweden to film the Lars von Trier’s star filled movie Melancholia. High security has been put in place for the actors and we advise that fans don’t try to get close to the set and respect the privacy of the actors.

For more information please read the article about this issue on

Joe Manganiello in August Muscle & Body Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On July - 20 - 2010

Wow, Joe Manganiello certainly wasn’t wasting his time going to the gym six days a week and eating lots of protein while getting ready for his portrayal of Alcide on True Blood.

You will see Joe in the next issue of Muscle & Body Magazine! The issue won’t be out until the first week of August, but “toofab” got a sneak peek now — and the shots by photographer Cory Sorensen are definitely something to howl over.


Celebrity Traveler Joe Manganiello

Posted by Shadaliza On July - 20 - 2010

With True Blood there are lots of hot men, but this year it seems to be all about the new werewolf in town: Alcide Herveaux, played by Joe Manganiello. Joe was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune where he talks about his vacation plans in Europe and that he’s a fan of Australia.

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, the 33-year-old actor who once earned a living as a roadie for the rock band Goldfinger now calls Los Angeles home. As for his next destination, Europe, which he has never visited, is calling him.

Q What is your favorite vacation destination?

A I love Australia. (There are) big metropolitan cities pressed up against beautiful beaches, a relaxed European style, music, cuisine, there’s no language barrier, and no one honks their car horns. It’s the best of all worlds.

Q Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A I’ve been getting away to Las Vegas quite a bit recently for the HBO boxing events, which are a blast! It has also given me the chance to see the Cirque du Soleil shows, which completely blow my mind, by the way, and eat at some amazing restaurants. San Diego is a town I really love. If I didn’t need to live in LA right now for work, I could definitely see myself living there. Julian (Calif.) is a charming and historically preserved gold-mining town up in the mountains about an hour outside of San Diego that I love. There is a line of pie shops there that all serve fresh-baked hot apple pie. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon. Make sure you stop to check out the views.

Q What are your favorite hotels and restaurants?

A The London NYC hotel ( in New York really impressed me when I stayed there last year. I also really loved staying at the Four Seasons ( in Las Vegas on one of my most recent trips. You really can’t beat their amenities. The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas ( was also extremely impressive, especially their restaurant Twist. Dinner was like being a judge on “Iron Chef.” It was amazing! Also I wholeheartedly recommend La Concha Resort ( in Puerto Rico. Gorgeous! My favorite restaurants are generally old-school steakhouses like The Palm Restaurant (, Mastro’s ( and Delmonico’s ( — places with career waiters and menus you just can’t go wrong with.

To read the rest of this interview go to the Chicago Tribune

Kristin Bauer’s portrait of Alexander Skarsgård

Posted by Lynnpd On July - 20 - 2010

Kristin Bauer, Pam from True Blood is also a very talented artist.  She has done a pencil portrait, seen below, of Alexander Skarsgård and, not only has it been signed by Alex, but Kristin plans it to be auctioned off to the highest bidder with the proceeds going to the the Amanda Foundation.

The Amanda Foundation is a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and cats who, through no fault of their own, are spending their last days at City and County Shelters.

More will be posted, once information about the auction becomes available.  Click the photo to see a larger view.

Here’s the drawing compared to the original photo

Thanks to Kristin for sending the photo of her art work.

Will True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård win a NOW Award for Best Performance of a Non-Human Character? Find out this Friday when the winners are announced at San Diego Comic Con!

It’s still possible for Alexander Skarsgård to win the “official” category where he was nominated for Best Performance of a Non-Human Character. Although voting is now closed for the ten Official Categories, they’ll be announcing the winners at their live event on July 23 in San Diego, and posting the results online in real time.

Go to to learn more.

Joe Manganiello interview on KROQ radio

Posted by Shadaliza On July - 19 - 2010

Joe Manganiello was interviewed last weekend by KROQ radio.  

You can listen to the interview at their site by clicking on the link below:


When you get to the site, start around the 48:15 mark for Joe’s interview which continues until around 55:58.


Norwegian Interview with Allan Hyde

Posted by Shadaliza On July - 19 - 2010 has translated a Norwegian interview with True Blood’s Alan Hyde and part of that interview that pertains to True Blood is below:

Fortunately, the “True Blood” star Allan Hyde (20) won’t be using the fangs in his new Norwegian film.

(Dagbladet): Vampires are everywhere. The “Twilight” movies are taking over movie theaters and the steamy southern vampire series “True Blood” does the same on television.

Something that fits Allan Hyde perfectly.

With a central role in the second season of what has become the major new television hit, the Danish 20-year-old got his big international breakthrough.

But the acting life as an immortal bloodsucker is not easy.

For example, he says fangs have unforeseen challenges.

They take a lot of space in your mouth and makes it difficult to speak. You feel very raw and badass when you put them in, but then you begin to lisp and lose intensity completely. It requires some training,” Hyde told Dagbladet.

Making a Comeback

In “True Blood”, Hyde plays the role of Godric, the nation’s most powerful vampire. The character died at the end of the second season, but still shows up in the third season, which is now broadcast in the United States.

It is exciting to work in these kinds of huge productions. As an actor you can find out quickly that it requires something else from you when it’s all about effects rather than dialogue. It is difficult to discuss character development – you should only do what you’re told because they know what they are doing and will make sense in the finished product.

In the series, Godric is a repentant vampire, seeking reconciliation with people. Hyde sees much of himself in the character.

He has realized that his deeds as a vampire have not been good. The murders and rapes he committed cannot be excused. He has had a revelation. I have also been involved with bullying in my youth. Of course it was not as serious as that, but the feeling is the same.

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Stephen Moyer donates his t-shirt for charity fundraiser

Posted by Shadaliza On July - 18 - 2010

The “Stephen Moyer Kids Theatre Fundraiser” kicked off on June 12 and we are proud to announce that we have reached a total of more than $2000.

The theatre’s patron Stephen Moyer signed 19 items to give away as prizes in our fundraiser. Wait….. 19?

No, Stephen Moyer signed 20 items……..our #1 prize is Stephen’s own t-shirt ! We have given names to most of his t-shirts that he wears often and we are calling this one the Porky shirt. When he came over to Lynnpd’s place to sign all the merchandise he said that this used to be one of his favorite t-shirts but that it’s a bit too small now. He looks like a snausage in it (his own words). Yep, that’s what happens when you buff up because you have to look good on True Blood…..

The Porky shirt is the #1 prize in our fundraiser and will be awarded to the person who writes the absolute most eye catching, moving, funny or inspiring message for their brick.

In support of the 2010 Christmas show “The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner”, the “Stephen Moyer Kids Theatre Fundraiser” offers fans the opportunity to buy a virtual brick with a personalized inscription, the bricks will be displayed on the “Stephen Moyer Fan Wall” on Everyone who donates has the chance to win merchandise signed by Stephen Moyer.

All donations made to Brentwood Theatre by fans of Stephen will be used toward the children’s Christmas show; to provide complimentary tickets and low-cost transportation for the children of surrounding schools that would otherwise be unable to attend and experience the thrill of live theatre.

Do you want your name and message on the fan wall? It’s easy….. buy your brick on the special fundraiser page and automatically participate in the contest. The message you write for your brick could win you one of the prizes signed by Stephen Moyer.

Go to the Fans of Stephen Moyer Wall or go to the special page for the Stephen Moyer Kids Theatre Fundraiser and participate.

Stephen Moyer thanks the fans with a personal message:

Lindsay Pulsipher is cast as Crystal Norris this season on “True Blood,” and we’re not sure what mystery surrounds her character.  So far, we’ve seen that Jason looked besotted by her, but that’s about all. In the interview below Lindsay tells us some things about Crystal and about working with Ryan Kwanten.

Crystal has led a sheltered life as part of a cult, but they’re not growing their own food or preparing themselves for Armageddon (or at least we don’t know if they are, yet), they’re cooking meth.

That’s pretty much all she has ever known,” Pulsipher tells Zap2it. “She was home-schooled and she has never really left the compound. I was actually misquoted as saying it was a Christian compound, which it is not. It’s not a religious kind of thing. It just some red necks who live out in the woods cooking meth.

Raised in Salt Lake City, Pulsipher’s mother, a theater actress, encouraged her to follow her love of acting. After moving to Los Angeles, she landed several guest roles on television before landing A&E’s “The Beast” with the late, great Patrick Swayze. That role gave her the first glimpse of the fandom she’ll experience as part of “True Blood’s” cast.

I have to say that that was really eye-opening for me,” she says. “When we had to go out for cast dinners or a party or when you are out shooting, there was so much attention around [Swayze]. People were so enamored. How can you not? He was such a lovable person and he had a huge fan base. So, I definitely witnessed that firsthand being around him and seeing the love and dedication that his fans have. I had never really seen anything like that before.

On “True Blood,” we expect her to find some of the same fanaticism, especially since she’ll be involved in a turbulent romance with one of its most popular cast members, Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason Stackhouse.

Read more at Zap2it

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