The True Blood cast looked happy and absolutely fabulous tonight on the PaleyFest 2011 red carpet Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. It was a crowded panel with 17 members attending. Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Carrie Preston, Chris Bauer, Deborah Ann Woll, Jim Parrack, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer, Marschall Allman, Nelsan Ellis, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell and Todd Lowe.
First look at our True Blood cast and the best maker evah Alan Ball.
More photos in the Photo Gallery.
However, you can also purchase it at Barnes & Noble and, if you go to the Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market 189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270 in Los Angeles on February 26, 2011 at 1:00pm, you will also have an opportunity to get your copy signed by True Blood’s Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, & Deborah Ann Woll.
Wristbands will be given out on Saturday, February 26, starting at 9:00 am with a purchase of the True Blood, Volume 1 (Limited to three items per person). Wristbands WILL NOT be replaced if lost or stolen.A limited number of wristbands will be reserved for Barnes & Noble members and will designate priority placement in line. Lettered, colored wristbands will be for the signing line.
*Other memorabilia will not be allowed.
*Personalization will not be available.
*Posed photography will not be allowed. Photographs may only be taken from the signing line. All cameras and cell phones must be put away before reaching the signing table.
What a treat to not only have all the comic books in one hard cover edition, but to also get an opportunity to meet the True Blood stars and get their autographs.
Lafayette Reynolds, played brilliantly by Nelsan Ellis on ‘True Blood’ makes #7 in the list of the 15 Most Groundbreaking Gay Roles on Television.
Thanks to creator Alan Ball’s brilliant thinking, Bon Temps’ most flashy short-order cook/V dealer is alive and well instead of dead in the back of Andy Bellefleur’s car (his character’s fate in Book Two of the Sookie Stackhouse novels). Although Lafayette embodies certain gay stereotypes (eyeliner, lipstick, jewelry, he prefers the ladies’ room – “I is gorgeous”), he is easily one of the most trustworthy characters in a world filled with devious vampires, werewolves, maenads, shape-shifters and, most recently, a witch – the latter of whom just happens to be Lafayette’s new boyfriend. Hookah, please!
True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis gives us a little hint about what happens to his character, Lafayette in the upcoming season as he was spotted leaving the one of the many Golden Globe events in Los Angeles, California.
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Nelsan Ellis attended the GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge at The London Hotel on January 14, 2011 in West Hollywood and Brit Morgan attended the Access Hollywood “Stuff You Must…” Lounge produced by On 3 Productions at the Sofitel Hotel on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles.
More photos in the Photo Gallery.
The NAACP announced the nominees today for its 42nd Image Awards and True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis and Alfre Woodard have been nominated. Nelsan Ellis was nominted for his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood and Alfre Woodard is nominated for her portrayal of Lt. Tanya Rice in Memphis Beat.
The NAACP Image Awards honor accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Writing in a Dramatic Series
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The awards will be handed out Friday, March 4, at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills and will be broadcast live on Fox.
We wish both Nelsan and Alfre the best of luck and congratulate them on their nomincations!
In the small town of Bon Temps, he truly does stand out – especially for his love for makeup, bright clothes, and an amazing array of hats.
In the video below, we learn more about the choices that are made for Lafayette’s costumes by Audrey Fisher from Nelsan Ellis:
The inspirational story about one of the most remarkable feats in sports history, SECRETARIAT, depicts the powerful and thrilling journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner and its owner Penny Chenery, played by Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Diane Lane, brings hope, heart and courage to audiences of all ages making SECRETARIAT a perfect film to add to the home library.
In the video below, Nelsan Ellis talks about getting the role in True Blood and working with his fellow cast members, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten and Alexander Skarsgård. He also talks about his acting technique and the freedom he is given in True Blood.
Click on the image below to go watch the video: