Photo’s of the True Blood set 24 January 2009
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Photo’s of the True Blood set 24 January 2009
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And some more of Stephen in this video, he is at .47 seconds.
STEPHEN MOYER says: “I said is it a bowtie thing and they said no man take this and I got my person who was dressing me said this is the one
Anna Paquin gave a shout out to her trainer at the Golden Globes. The True Blood star has no trouble holding her award up high with her toned biceps,
“This is heavy. My trainer should be proud!” Paquin picked up the award for Best Actress in a TV Series—Drama.
Her trainer Clay Burwell, owner of High Performance Gym in NYC and recently seen as the workout maestro on the recent Bravo show Make Me A Supermodel, has Paquin looking great!
Another casting call for episode 2.03 “Scratch My Back” was just announced:
A female LITTLE PERSON, she is a no-nonsense, take-charge medical healer who tends to a severely wounded Sookie (Anna Paquin). Clearly disdainful of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Dr. Ludwig is “no fan of the fang,” but tolerates vampires as their blood is of great value to her profession.sptv050769
4 speeches & 9 lines, 3 scenes (8)
Sounds to me like Sookie is having her back scratched in a not so pleasant way…
The earlier casting call for this episode was for the character:
[MISSY] Missy is a “recovering fangbanger” in her 20s, with roots growing out of her once Goth dye-job. Her neck is covered with vampire bite scars. 1 speech, 1 scene
[LINDSEY] 20s. Seen topless, she is a fun-loving drunken sorority girl who puts the moves on Eggs. 1 speech & 1 line, 2 scenes
Stephen Moyer’s fashionable look at the Golden Globes did not go by unnoticed, Stylelist.out.com:
Actor Stephen Moyer from HBO’s True Blood was one of our favorites of the night. We love how he’s working subtlety in his favor: the thin, almost shawl, high notched lapel, the appropriately spread collar, the slim tie — it’s a perfectly contemporary tuxedo. And you know we at Stylelist just love our scruff.
The Screen Actors Guild has decided not to even give members a chance to authorize an actors strike.
In suspending its plans for a vote, which had already been postponed after originally being scheduled for Jan. 2, a SAG rep said that the vote was unlikely to result in 75 percent of voting members being in favor of authorization, the number needed to even consider staging a walkout.
The members of Hollywood’s most powerful actors union have been working without a contract since June 30, when their previous three-year deal with the studio-representing Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expired.
The ongoing debate over whether to authorize a strike or follow in the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists’ footsteps and just finalize a deal already had opened a schism among some of the Biz’s biggest names, including George Clooney and Tom Hanks—who have been for thespian fellowship and harmony—and Mel Gibson and Holly Hunter, who were on the side of the strike-considering SAG leadership.
Now, on the eve of the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, SAG is reportedly planning to let the union’s 120,000 members vote directly on whether to accept the final contract terms put forth last year by the studios.
Article on Starpulse, August 11, 2008
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the new HBO series True Blood kicks off its 12-episode season Sunday, Sept. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Starring Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, the series is createdand executive produced by Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”), who also wrote the first three episodes and directs two episodes of the show, which is based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse novels of Charlaine Harris.
Q: How did you get involved with ‘True Blood?’ Had you been considering getting into television?
Anna Paquin: I had been thinking that it would be really awesome to be a part of one of those really good HBO shows, and then this showed up. I thought, “There’s no way in hell I’m gonna get this, but I’ll give it my best.” There’s nothing more exciting as an actor than getting to do something that you’re not entirely sure that anyone would let you do, and getting to take a big jump in a completely different direction. The brightness of my character’s personality is so refreshing; it doesn’t mean she doesn’t deal with heavy issues, or doesn’t have hardship. It just means that she’s not dealing with it by introverting and becoming this dark, tortured person, which I’ve done a lot of.
Q: Were you already a fan of Alan Ball’s work?
AP: His imagination is just astounding. If you look at “Six Feet Under,” it’s unlike anything anyone else has ever done. His stuff is so unique, and walks that fine line of dark and twisted, but really funny, smart and offbeat – but not so much that you can’t buy into the real emotional stories that are happening with the characters. There’s just no one else who does that. I have a very offbeat sense of humor and it’s so up my alley. Once I got the job I did a “Six Feet Under” marathon week because I had the flu, and it was the best excuse ever just to lie in bed. I watched every single episode of the entire series and then started watching them with the commentary tracks, and I thought, “I cannot believe I get to work with this guy.” I was so in awe of how great it was and how well sustained it was and it just made me so excited to really sink my teeth into – no pun intended – True Blood.
When he cast me, I was a pasty brunette from New Zealand and now I’m a southern blonde. You have to respect and love a director who will cast someone who isn’t necessarily the most obvious choice, and who can see the potential in their actors to actually create something.
Q: How do you view your character, Sookie Stackhouse?
AP: This is a dream role for me. It’s so beautifully conceived by Alan Ball and the other writers. She’s fragile but very intuitive; she’s had a really hard life, but she’s still innocent. She believes in love, and believes that it’s actually possible, even in circumstances that seem completely impossible. She’s brave, she doesn’t mind being the odd one out and she does what she wants and has her own opinions. She doesn’t really listen to anyone else who tries to tell her what she’s supposed to think. Life’s kicked her pretty hard, but she hasn’t become bitter and she hasn’t become a totally damaged person. I think it’s an amazing quality to be able to roll with the punches and not be totally ruined as a person because life’s been rough for you. That’s a really admirable way to go through your life.
Q: But Sookie’s not your ordinary girl next door. She’s telepathic. How does her power influence her as a person?
AP: She is telepathic, which is not actually a good thing – it’s been very isolating because unfortunately, she can hear absolutely everything that people are saying around her. She’s very careful about when and how she uses her power, because it’s also been a thing that makes her feel like she doesn’t fit in. But when she gets tired, or there’s just a lot going on, she can’t block it out as much.
Q: Sookie encounters Bill Compton, her first vampire, in the first episode, and later begins a romance with him. How does this come about?
AP: Despite being a vampire, Bill has retained some amount of compassion for people. He hasn’t become an evil, monstrous figure, and we learn bits and pieces as to how and why that is. We don’t fully know that when we first meet him. It’s like any two people – they meet, they connect and despite the obstacles, they try to make it work. Sookie is the only one in town who isn’t terrified of vampires when they emerge, and when she meets Bill, she’s just intrigued by him. She falls for him and it’s the first relationship she’s ever been in – and for the first time ever she can just relax. But it’s dangerous because he’s a vampire and there’s a lot of controversy surrounding that particular issue in their society. She instantly connects with him in a way that she’s never been able to with anyone else, and I think that’s what everyone’s looking for, to meet that person who makes you feel like you can just be yourself.
AskMen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women is an annual list compiled by AM readers and staff, ranking the famous females deemed to be the year’s most alluring.
Readers are asked to look beyond sex appeal and beauty to pick women who have the characteristics they value in a potential companion, like intelligence, humor, charisma, and ambition.
The result is a list that acts as the definitive gauge for identifying what modern men desire most in their female companions. After a month-long voting period that saw more than 10 million votes cast, the ballots have closed, the tallying is complete, and the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2009 are ready to be revealed.
And on # 71 of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2009 we find: Anna Paquin with an overal score of 78.