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Here’s another interview with Nelsan Ellis from when he attended the MCM Expo convention in Londen recently.

Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

Are you hoping Lafayette has a bigger role in season three? He seemed to be a bit on the backburner in season two…?

“Yeah, I was! In the book, you had this whole world of Vampire Russell, the King of Mississippi, and I’m hoping I could be in that world. You know, Vampire Russell is gay too, so… hopefully they’ll put me in there. But yeah, I was a little bit slighted being on the backburner this season.”

Is there any chance of a love interest for Lafayette?

“Yes, there’s talk. I don’t want a love interest though, because I think Lafayette doesn’t have time! He has his businesses to deal with. Plus, it would take a special creature to pin him down.”

What about Eric? He’s been having sexual dreams about him and that would be a hot story!

“Hahahah! I would love for Eric and Lafayette to get their thing on!”

How do you feel about filming sex scenes?

“I haven’t had to film a sex scene yet. It would make me terribly uncomfortable. I’d have to do it, though, because I’m bound by contract.”

Is there any chance of Eric or another vampire turning Lafayette?

“Yeah, anything can happen on True Blood. I mean, Lafayette could become a werewolf. Him being a vampire might be a bit on the nose, so I’m thinking they might turn him into something else.”

Have you thought how you might play Lafayette as a vampire or werewolf?

“No. It’s not appealing to me to be a vampire. I haven’t put too much thought on being a werewolf either. Because Lafayette is so eccentric as he is, how far can he go really? Also having all that hair on his face would mess up his makeup.”

Will Lafayette continue working for Eric?

“Yeah, I think so. I think Eric has locked him in and they’ll forever have [a link]. Now he’s taken so much of Eric’s blood, Eric knows exactly where he is all of the time. He will probably be Eric’s little henchman for a long time.”

What do you think Eric wants from him?

“He wants sex from him! No, I’m joking. He wants to take advantage of Lafayette’s skills, because Lafayette can manoeuvre in the environment and take care of himself pretty well. I think Eric knows that and so he will use him, because that skill is pretty rare in Bon Temps.”

At the end of season two we saw Bill being snatched.  Have you any ideas on who took him?

“In the book he was snatched by Russell, the King of Mississippi. Alan’s pretty good at mixing it up and changing the show so the readers of the books are always on their toes, so I don’t know if he’ll have Russell take him. I think it may be the Queen who takes him. Because if you remember, Bill’s found out that Eric’s been selling vampire blood. But Eric’s been selling vampire blood because he’s been ordered by the Queen to do it, and she didn’t like the fact that Bill knows. This is all just speculation on my part though!”

When do you start filming season three?

“We start filming in December and we get scripts a week before we shoot, so we don’t find out storylines until the week before. We have a code of silence, which if you break, you can get fired. Alan Ball ain’t playing! It’s serious. He doesn’t want us spilling the beans on anything.”

Have you ever read anything in a script and thought ‘that’s a bit too crazy’?

“Yeah, the pig and the witch. I was like ‘okay, really?’ I still don’t understand the whole pig situation. It wasn’t quite made clear why the pig is just chilling with her.”

Snoop Dogg recently said he’d be interested in a role on the show. Do you think there’s a place for him?

“Hahaha! No he didn’t – did he? Absolutely there’s a part for him, he could be a vampire or a werewolf. I’d love for him to be in it. That’s surreal. I’m gonna tell Alan now!”

Finally, the viewing figures went crazy during season two. Why do you think that was?

“The second season was a bona fide hit. Not only that, we were beating out Entourage, The Sopranos… we had numbers they haven’t seen in a long time. It’s good because it says we’ll be around for a while. But I don’t know what happened second season to make the numbers triple. Maybe it was the pig and the witch!”

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Tribes of October is now The Last City

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As our readers know, Stephen Moyer is been slated to do the new film, “Tribes of October” which was to start shooting during his current hiatus from True Blood.  However, production got postponed due to an illness of the director and therefore it didn’t begin on schedule. The IMDB has reported additional new information about this film as noted below.

The film name has changed from Tribes of October to “The Last City“.

*The release is set for 2011 instead of 2010.
*Principal photography is slated to being in early 2010.
*Stephen Moyer is still listed as participating.

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Ryan Kwanten is Griff The Invisible

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First photo of Ryan Kwanten as Griff The Invisible. Ryan is currently filming this romantic comedy directed by Leon Ford in Sydney. Griff is, an office worker by day, superhero by night, whose world is turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Ryan Kwanten as Griff

Ryan Kwanten as Griff

“It is a superhero movie and it is a comedy,” director Leon Ford said.

“But at its core it’s a simple love story about two very unique individuals finding each other and giving the other the strength to be what they want to be.”

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Stephen Moyer to star in ‘The Caller’

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Stephen Moyer signed up for the movie ‘The Caller’ directed by Matthew Parkhill. The thriller tells the story of a troubled divorcee, Mary Kee, who begins to receive mysterious phone calls from an unknown caller and she quickly begins to feel haunted in her own home. When she discovers that the person is calling from the past, Mary realises that she will have to kill her in order to survive but how do you kill someone living in the past and what will happen if she fails.

It is unknown at the moment which part Stephen will play or who the leading lady will be. Shooting will take place in Puerto Rico, Stephen is expected on set at the end of November.

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A quick word … with Stephen Moyer

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Stephen MoyerStephen Moyer was recently in New Zealand filming his new role in the movie ICE.  While there, he was interviewed by www.nzherald.co.nz and asked about how he enjoyed his trip, his role in Ice and some additional interesting new questions.

True Blood’s vampire Bill and New Zealand actress Anna Paquin’s fiance Stephen Moyer has been in Auckland filming adventure film, Ice. And no, Anna wasn’t here with him. He heads back to the States this week to start filming the third series of True Blood. TimeOut caught up with him briefly as he traipsed around the bowels of Auckland museum, which forms part of the Ice set.

How do you like New Zealand?

It’s absolutely beautiful, I love it, and hopefully at some point I’ll be able to come back and spend more time here when I’m not working, and have a better look around.

Would you ever consider moving here with Anna?

The truth is that it would be very difficult to do that given that six months of the year we are in America and my kids are in London. I think there’s a possibility that at some point we might have a holiday home here but I can’t imagine us ever really being able to live in New Zealand.

Did you get any down-time to explore Auckland outside its isthmus?

I’ve been over to Piha, and loved it, loved it. I walked up that central rock and dug some sand and took some photos. I had a wicked sandwich over there which I was very impressed by because I didn’t think I was going to find anything.It’s so beautiful – I just want to go everywhere and look at stuff.

You said you took photos at Piha, are you a bit of a photographer?

Yes, I’ve taken photos for years and years and I’ve always made a little photo diary of everywhere I’ve been.

How many diaries do you have now?

Oh my God, I started when I was 15. And I have travelled a bit – Thailand, all over Malaysia, India, Australia – so I have quite a few. They’re not going to be of any interest to anyone else because I’m sure it’s all dull navel-gazing but I love doing it.

How does New Zealand compare to those places you’ve been to?

It’s quite interesting because it reminds me of home a lot. I’m from North of London, from Brentwood in Essex. A very green, villagey kind of place and New Zealand feels very much like that. Where I’m from I would have to drive a bit further to get to water, and if I wanted to get to mountains I would have to get to Scotland but I do find New Zealand is very similar in colour at least and weather. It’s fab, I love it.

Who’s this character you’ve been playing in Ice?

I play the Minister of Environment Simon Peterson, who’s also the chair of a polar sub-committee that is monitoring the effects of global warming on the Arctic Circle. The show’s set in 2020, we imagine a world where global warming has accelerated faster than we imagined.

Now that you’ve had a taste, can you tell us what’s it like in 2020?

2020 seems quite like it is now – obviously we survived the movie 2012 – I think everyone’s going to be very warm, and we’ll have nice radioactive tans if we make it that long.

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.

How old are your kids now?

My daughter Lilac is 7 and son Billy 9.

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.

And how does your character in Ice compare to surly Bill from True Blood?

Well, he is English, and he is alive which is a major difference. He is very concerned about doing the right thing but he realises he has to do them within the structures of the law.

Do you have any other acting plans on the horizon?

I’m about to do a film called Master Class [about the life of opera singer Maria Callas produced by actress Faye Dunaway], then a thriller set in Puerto Rico called The Caller.

I suppose you’ll have to do another photo diary in Puerto Rico.

I will be taking my camera and I will be doing all of that stuff, and if I get a day off in Detroit I will be taking photos of defunct car museums that used to be factories. Detroit is dying. If there’s anything that’s an advert for what’s happening in the world, Detroit is it.

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Stephen Moyer interviewed for New Zealand TV

Posted by Lynnpd On November - 10 - 200936 COMMENTS

Here’s a link to an almost 8 minute video of Stephen Moyer being interviewed about True Blood by Primetime Limited TV in New Zealand.

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Congratulations to everyone at True Blood and to Anna Paquin for being nominated for the People’s Choice Awards!

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Vampires ruled the roost on the small screen, with HBO’s camp treasure “True Blood” taking noms for TV obsession and TV sci-fi/fantasy. Anna Paquin was also was nominated for TV drama actress. The 2010 People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live Jan. 6 on CBS.

Here’s the Nominations for True Blood

  • TV drama actress: Anna Paquin, Blake Lively, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Katherine Heigl, Mariska Hargitay.
  • TV obsession: “Dexter,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Hills,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “True Blood.”
  • TV sci-fi/fantasy: “Heroes,” “Lost,” “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “True Blood.”

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Kevin McHale who played Neal Jones, Mike Spencer’s fangbanger nephew in True Blood, and died in the fire at the end of Episode 6, has found new life in his acting career.

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Kevin McHale has a brief but prestigious television resume – the former boy band singer switched gears to acting just a few years ago, but has already appeared in high profile shows like ‘The Office,’ ‘Zoey 101′ and ‘True Blood.’ Now Kevin is starring in FOX’s runaway musical hit ‘Glee’ as wheelchair-bound misfit Artie Abrams, and the actor tells PopEater in an exclusive interview that fans continue to be shocked by his real-life ability to walk. Their confusion is understandable, says Kevin: “I’m really good at not moving my legs.”

Watch the video for Kevin’s thoughts on choosing an able-bodied actor to portray his character, trying to think outside the box in high school, and snagging the role of Artie “Wheels” Abrams.

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Marcia DeRousse (Dr. Ludwig) does TV commercial

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Marcia DeRousse who played Dr. Ludwig on True Blood has just done a commercial for Verizon for the holidays. She’s just as good in this as she was in True Blood.

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Sam Trammell speculates about season 3

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Dan French of Digital Spy interviewed Sam Trammell.

Warning: This entry contains spoilers about season three of True Blood which some fans may wish to avoid!

Where does Sam’s story take him in season three?
“I imagine – and I’m pretty sure – he’s going to try to find his real biological parents. He’s probably had a desire to see them, unconsciously, for a while, then there was that whole episode where he was with the kids and he realised that one of the kids – Cody – had never actually seen his father. That was the catalyst so that’s what Sam’s going to do, he’s going to go try to find his actual biological parents who he’s never met and that is going to be trouble. Alan Ball is going to torture me again!”

Any chance of him finding love after Daphne?
“That would be so tough. I think he’ll always carry a torch for Sookie even though at this point he’s kind of given up on her. He would still protect her and be concerned about her but he’s given up on her although I’m sure that will resurface at some point depending on how many years we do the show! The Daphne thing where he finally met someone he didn’t have to hide who he was from and could really be who he was with – that was very special and for her to just betray him the way she did? That was the biggest kind of betrayal, where you’re just trying to lure someone into killing them. It’s going to take a bit for him to recover.”

Alan Ball said werewolves are going to be introduced this season. How will that affect Bon Temps?
“I’m not sure – I did read the books but I’m not exactly sure how the werewolves are going to be put into the show. I do know the werewolves are disgusting creatures. They’re dirty, they’re not shapeshifters – they’re disgusting, low-level, smelly creatures. Perfect for Sam!”

I’ve heard there’s going to be a big death in the third season. Any ideas who that might be?
“I’ve heard that too and I don’t really know what that’s about at all actually.”

Who would you like it to be?
“Oh boy – there’s no political answer there, is there? I just don’t want it to be me! Anybody but me, I’ll say that.”

Have you got any theories on who took Bill?
“I think I might know who took Bill so I can’t answer that – I don’t want to spoil it.”

There’s also a heck of a lot of nakedness what with all the shapeshifting. How do you feel about filming that kind of stuff?
“It’s not too bad. I have a little bit of experience with it – I did a bit of nudity on the stage in New York. The only thing is it gets more difficult as you get older because it’s just harder to keep your body in shape. If you’re naked inside in a bedroom it’s really cool but when you do it outside and it’s not a sex scene, you just take off your clothes – it’s hard to close the set so everybody can see you and the crew is just not impressed at that point!”

Will Evan Rachel Wood’s character ever get her comeuppance for selling all the V?
“I’m sure there’s going to be some sort of disaster with her – most things end in disaster on our show so there’ll probably be some kind of comeuppance with that!”

How do you see the Bill-Sookie-Eric love triangle continuing?
“Gosh – that’s so interesting! I have no idea how they’ll go with that because they’re kind of doing things a little differently than the books. Obviously we jump off from the books and go our own directions. Eric’s just such a strong presence but she’s so connected to Bill – like even more connected to him than in the books – that I don’t see Bill going anywhere. But Eric’s going to have a little more power with her and I bet you their romance is going to grow, probably this next season. I think their romance is going to grow and yet she’s going to have that ring on her finger. I don’t know – it’s pretty screwed up!”

Do you think a wedding between Bill and Sookie this series is plausible?
“Oh jeez – I’d say there was a chance – sure! That kind of thing would probably be drug out so I don’t know if I would see that this season but some sort of wedding? Sure – I could see that.”

Where would you like to see Sam end up at the end of season three?
“I would say I’ve always got some good cliffhangers. 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. 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.”

You want to see Sam in more trouble?
“Yes – Sam in more trouble – more abuse for Sam, that’s what I wish for!”

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