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True Blood Season 4 Premiere – The Buzz

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 25 - 2011

Watch The Buzz red carpet premiere of True Blood Season 4 below from HBO.

See the cast, once again on the red carpet and even some “after party action”.  There’s also a split second shown with the fans. Look for me talking to Stephen Moyer.

 

source: HBO YouTube

 

I moved to California last year at this time and because I was such a newbie to LA, and didn’t have a clue of even where to go, I wasn’t able to attend the Season 3 Premiere of True Blood. I was very disappointed that I couldn’t go, so I made up my mind, then and there, that I wasn’t going to miss it this year! Therefore, on Tuesday, June 21, I went to the Arclight Theater in Hollywood to participate in the “fan experience” at the True Blood Season 4 Premiere.

I had arranged to go with some friends and we were originally planning to arrive at the Arclight Theater around 2pm, but when I woke up on Tuesday morning, there was a text telling me to get there double quick because the line of fans had already started. I quickly got all my supplies together, Sharpies – check, 3 magazines to have Alex, Ryan and Stephen sign for charity – check, cameras (video and still) – check, as well as, all the other stuff I would need. Once I had all I needed packed up, I headed to the theater in downtown Hollywood.  I was there to meet up with the cast of True Blood and get Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten and Stephen Moyer to sign magazines for our 2011 Fundraiser.

When I arrived at the theater, I was OK because there weren’t a lot of people there yet and we were first in line.  Also, neither the red carpet nor the barricades had yet been set up. My friends were all anxious for that to happen because they wanted to insure a prime spot and they couldn’t do that until things got set up. They had arrived well before me (they were kind enough to save me a spot), and weren’t going to give up first in line to anyone. I was glad to be with them; they are pros at attending these sort of events.

At about noon, the trucks arrived with all of the equipment, and the first thing they did was set up the fan section. It was very close to the red carpet this year and therefore, much easier for the cast members to see the fans and come over to sign autographs and say. “hello.” Yea, a real piece of good luck!

Trucks getting ready to set up the red carpet area

 

All the gear being unloaded to set up the red carpet area.
This is the view we had of the Red Carpet.

 

It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone was excited that things were finally beginning to happen. It wasn’t very hot, probably about 80 degrees (26c), but when you are standing in the sun with no shade for 10 hours, and smashed up against a lot of hot fans, it really was stifling, in our spot behind the barricades. This was where the fans were to be contained, as I later started referring to as, “the cage“.  It was about four people wide and produced a long line that extended around the corner. We got right up front in the most “prime” spot which enabled us to see all the action and to attract the most attention. While we were waiting I must have consumed two bottles of water, but yet was still thirsty. As the day wore on, the technology really started to appear with lots of lighting and camera equipment needed for the event.  Also, more and more fans began to show up.

Equipment being set up for the Red Carpet

 

The fans in “The Cage”

 

It seemed like the sun would never stop shining on us, and we wilted more and more, but when the press arrived, even-though we knew they would block our view of the Red Carpet, our spirits perked up. At least now that the press were in attendance, we knew that the True Blood Cast couldn’t be far behind. And about 6pm or so, the cast did begin to arrive. The first one on the red carpet was Tara Buck, who plays Ginger in the show. I know Tara and she is the sweetest and nicest, not to mention a really talented person. When she came up to me, she gave me a big hug and said she loved the Vault. Jim Parrack, also came directly to me first and gave a big hug and a hello.

 

The crowds on the Red Carpet

 

Tara Buck the first to arrive signing autographs

 

That was the way for me, most of the time, many cast members thanking me for the work that Shadaliza and I do on The Vault. I’d like to send a special “thank you for stopping by and saying, Hi to the Vault” to Alexander Skarsgård, Jim Parrack, Kristin Bauer, Chris Bauer, Deborah Ann Woll, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Tara Buck, Ryan Kwanten, Lauren Bowles, Nelsan Ellis, and Sam Trammell. There were lots of new cast members that I met at the event, and it was nice to see them, too. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about all the cast and crew of True Blood; they are the nicest bunch of people you could ever meet.

Then things started to really pick up and lots of cast members began arriving quickly. We could see them from our location, but there were so many cameras and press people in front of us, it was difficult to get any really good photos while they were on the red carpet.

Below are some photos from fan side of the event.  More photos can be found in the Photo Gallery.

Below are several videos of the cast documenting the experience of them among the fans to sign autographs.

 

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten and Nelsan

 

 

Alexander Skarsgård

 

 

True Blood Cast sign autographs at True Blood S4 Premiere #1 - Kristin Bauer, Marshall Allman, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, Brit Morgan, Fiona Dourif and new cast members.

 

 

True Blood Cast sign autographs at True Blood S4 Premiere #2 - Tara Buck, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Chris Bauer Sam Trammell, Todd Lowe and new cast members.

 

 

True Blood Cast sign autographs at True Blood S4 Premiere #3 - Lauren Bowles and True Blood newbies, Fiona Shaw, Annie Fitzgerald, Stephanie Erb, Courtney Ford, and Dean Chekvala

 

 

Once the cast went into the theater, the fan experience was over for me. However, some of the fans decided to stay until the screening of Episode 1 ended in hopes of seeing the cast’s departure to the after party. I wasn’t up for that, so I went home. If you want to see some “departure and arrival videos”, we have them on the Vault that you can see by clicking here.

Thanks to all the cast for being so generous to their loyal and devoted fans!

 

My final thoughts about the event:

While it was an utter joy to see Steve, I have to say, that I’m not sure I will be doing this sort of event again. For me, it was an exhausting and somewhat humiliating experience. Since I know most of the cast, to be corraled behind a barricade and squashed like a sardine while waiting in the hot sun for over 8 hours, was embarrassing when they stopped by to say hello to me.

And, one final comment. While the True Blood people, (cast, crew, etc.) and most of the security people were very nice to the fans, there were two security men who were just the worst. They referred to us as “animals” and they told us that we were lucky that they even let us be there on the street. This is to a group of fans who were doing everything they were told and were behaving themselves. One thing I have never been made to feel by HBO or anyone associated with True Blood is that I was unimportant, but these two men managed to insult me and the whole throng of fans that were doing their best to show their devotion to their favorite show.

 

Thanks to Shadaliza for her help in producing the videos. And Thanks to Filmchick for the bulk of the photos.

 

Lynnpd
Lynnpd has an avid interest in the entertainment industry from classic movies to all things True Blood. With a background in art, she enjoys creating in Photoshop, running web sites and finds the internet an exciting place to be. Lynn lives in the LA area and attends as many Hollywood related events as she can. She has covered events for the both websites in the LA area; read all about it at http://lynnpdexclusives.com.
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More True Blood Season 4 Red Carpet videos

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 22 - 2011

The True Blood cast gave many interviews yesterday at the Premiere event at the Arclight Theater for Season 4. Below are videos from Alan Ball, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Jim Parrack, Fiona Shaw, Kristin Bauer, and Alexander Skarsgård.

 

 

 

 

Alan Ball

 

Nelsan Ellis

 

Deborah Ann Woll/Jim Parrack

 

Fiona Shaw

Kristin Bauer

 

Alexander Skarsgård

Arrivals and Departures – True Blood Season 4 Premiere

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 22 - 2011

Video of the cast arrivals and departures at the True Blood Season 4 Premiere held at the Arclight Theater on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arrivals:

 

 

 
Departures
 

 

 

 

 

In these videos we see the cast signing autographs for the fans (more is coming from us on this people, an exclusive video of me (Lynnpd) at the premiere that includes lots of fans getting signatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Paquin And Steven Moyer, Sam Trammell, Carrie Preston, Ryan Kwanten, Joe Manganiello and others are seen after the screening at The Dome at Arclight Theater in Hollywood last night in the video below. As you can see, when they come outside, some fans get photos.

 

 

 

 

 
source: x17video.com
 
This video includes Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alan Ball, Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, and Ryan Kwanten.

Anna Paquin told “Extra” correspondent Renee Bargh her character is in for it this season. “Yeah, Sookie’s life is really rough. I mean, on one hand, people are trying to kill her all the time,” then laughed, “On the other hand, she has a lot of attractive male suitors.”

Paquin’s co-star and real-life husband Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton, said he doesn’t mind all these men chasing his wife. “Well, I wanted to mix up the relationship a bit. It was getting very dull,” the actor winked. “I thought I would add a few dudes into the mix.”
 

 
source: extratv.warnerbros.com
 
The next video includes interviews with Sam Trammell, Joe Manganiello, and Ryan Kwanten on the red carpet
 

source: 5min.com

The True Blood After Party was THE Place to Be

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 22 - 2011

After the Season 4 Premiere the True Blood cast, crew and guest headed over to Fangtasia to party the night away.

More photos in the Photo Gallery.

The following are three videos from the Season 4 Premiere of True Blood that took place last night at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood. They are of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer and also include a few scenes from Season 4 of Sookie in fairyland and of Bill and Jessica at the Compton home.

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin hit the red carpet for the premiere of “True Blood” Season 4 in Hollywood where they chat with Access about what’s happening with their character this season. Also, is it difficult playing out fight scenes with each other?

 

 

On and off screen couple, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, attend the fourth season premiere of ‘True Blood,’ where they revealed their working antics as a married couple. (June 22)

 

 

Married co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer say it’s fantastic to work on set as husband and wife – when they get to see each other.

 

 

sources: accesshollywood.com and YouTube.com

Meet the new True Blood Cast Members at the Season 4 Premiere

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 21 - 2011

Meet the new cast members as they walked the red carpet of the True Blood Season 4 Premiere tonight, June 21 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome.

Janina Gavankar, Dean Chekvala, Alexandra Breckenridge, Fiona Dourif, Stephanie Erb, Courtney Ford, Fiona Shaw, Aaron Perilo, Vedette Lim, Annie Fitzgerald, Paola Turbay.

More photos in the Photo Gallery.

More True Blood cast on the Season 4 Premiere Red Hot Carpet

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 21 - 2011

The True Blood Cast as they walked the red carpet of the True Blood Season 4 Premiere tonight, June 21 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome.

Lindsay Pulsipher, Jessica Tuck, Brit Morgan, Adina Porter, Marshall Allmann, Lauren Bowles, Evan Rachel Wood, Tara Buck, Lara Pulver.

More photos in the Photo Gallery.

 

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