Vault Exclusive: Book Signing with True Blood cast in West Hollywood
Last night I attended a book signing for the book TRUE BLOOD: STEVE NEWLIN’S FIELD GUIDE TO VAMPIRES. The signing was held at a small book store called, Book Soup in West Hollywood. It's a friendly, little bookstore right on Sunset Boulevard that is home to over 60,000 titles, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial non-fiction, and literary fiction, as well as international magazines at our outdoor newsstand, NewsMews. Attending the event were the authors, Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin on True Blood and Gianna Sobel, Associater Producer. But that's not all, two additional cast members attended the signing, Deborah Ann ...
Vault Exclusive: Amanda Foundation Halloween Event – The Big “Bark” Theory
On Sunday night, October 27, 2013 I attended The Amanda Foundation's annual Bow Wow Beverly Hills Halloween event. This year the title of the event was The Big "BARK" Theory because the event host was Kaley Cuoco who plays Penny on the show, "The Big Bang Theory." It was held at the same prime location as in the past at 2 Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Teri Austin and Tracy Jones put on a great event for all the many animal lovers who attended. Pets, of course, were welcome and some were even dressed up for the annual Halloween costume party. It ...
Vampire Ball 4: Michael McMillian & Jim Parrack Talk True Blood
Sean Harry’s Starfury events has been running conventions for 16 years now, and his Vampire show convention was back for it’s 4th annual event. True Blood guests this year were Michael McMillian who plays the Reverend Steve Newlin and newly turned Vampire. Denis O’Hare was originally billed to be appearing too, but had to cancel due to acting commitments on American Horror Story. He was replaced with a few days to go by Jim Parrack who plays Hoyt Foddenbury. I had met Jim before at another convention and he was a great guest so was happy with him to be replacing Denis. ...
Two Trubie Sisters Hit the Free Ride World Premiere at HIFF
Two Trubie Sisters Hit the Free Ride World Premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, October 11th 2013. Act I Heading to the Hamptons Each year in mid-October, film buffs from near and far descend upon the famed East End of Long Island for the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), and this year was the first that we were amongst them. Ask most people what comes to mind when one mentions the Hamptons, they’ll likely say, “Sand! Surf! Sun drenched summer beaches! Celebrities! Swanky parties! Alliteration! (OK, that one was me)”. It’s that for us, too―but it’s also something a bit different. You see, ...
The Vault’s Exclusive Interview with Willa – Amelia Rose Blaire
Last week, I met in Los Angeles with the woman who plays, Willa Burrell, Amelia Rose Blaire. I wanted to interview her to not only find out more about her but what it must have been like to play the character she plays on True Blood, the governor's daughter. We sat down at The Grove on the terrace of Barnes & Noble for our chat. BACKGROUND First, here's a little bit about Amelia: Amelia's young, but energetic and seems to be navigating her way in the difficult world of being an actor in Hollywood. I predict that if her character doesn't last out the season, ...
The Vault Exclusive: Jamie Gray Hyder the True Blood she-wolf with a bite
The premiere episode of this True Blood season featured the very first real threesome: Wolves like to do it in the woods. Jamie Gray Hyder is one of the "bitches" of Alcide's pack and she answered exclusively for The Vault some questions about her character and that night in the woods. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JGHyder. What was your audition for the part like and did you only audition once? -My audition only consisted of one line and I knew I had to nail it! I went in, did my audition for a room of people that included True Blood creator, Alan Ball. ...
The Vault’s Exclusive Interview Section Gets a ‘New Look’
Since the Vault opened it’s doors in 2008, we have prided ourselves in having original content for our visitors. We are also proud of the close bond we have made with the True Blood family and our list of exclusive interviews demonstrates it. While we've always provided a link to the Vault's exclusive interview section in the top navigation bar, the previous link didn't give an easy way to see not only who we had interviewed, but where to find them. Therefore, we have updated the look of our interview section making it easier for all of our visitors to not ...
True Blood’s Eric, Alexander Skarsgård is expected to attend the premiere of his upcoming film “The East” this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX.
Just in time for that premiere, the film’s website and poster (seen below) have been released.
True Blood gets sponsorship from BMW who has signed a deal with the Multi Channel Network (MCN) in Australia to become the exclusive automobile sponsor of Foxtel movies, the Showcase channel and top HBO programs.
The deal will see BMW sponsor top HBO shows Game of Thrones, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire as well as Showcase’s Breaking Badand Sons of Anarchy.
BMW will use the sponsorship to be promote the 3 Series, M Sport, X1 and X5 with the luxury car brand’s branding to be seen on TV and pre-rolls on Foxtel’s Go ipad service.
BMW will also be sponsoring the new seasons of HBO’s Girls, Enlightened, Witness, Weep, Newsroom, Eastbound and Down and Treme.
To learn more about this sponsorship go to: bandt.com.au
True Blood’s Ginger, Tara Buck is in a new film that’s about to be released this spring. The film is “Tomorrow You’re Gone” and it will be opening in select theaters across the country April 5th.
It was an absolute pleasure working with this talented group and I hope you’ll all go check it out if you get the chance.
The storyline is: Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William “The Buddha” Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening towards an unlikely redemption and uncertain resolution.
Tara plays the part of the blonde mistress and the other cast members are Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan and Willem Defoe.
Here’s the poster from the film.
Our affiliate site, Skarsgardnews.com has a three day auction going on right now of a True Blood Episode 5.04 “We’ll Meet Again” script owned & autographed by Alexander Skarsgård!
If you’re a huge fan of Eric & Pam, you’ll love this script as this is the episode where Eric releases Pam!
All proceeds be split between Bajen Aid and Kristin Bauer Van Straten’s Out for Africa project. Here’s a photo of Alexander from the episode:
Go to Ebay and place your bid on this one of a kind True Blood item. Hurry, there’s only one day left before it goes.
Earlier today we posted some set photos for the filming of True Blood’s Season 6 with Anna Paquin and Robert Kazinsky. We also posted even earler today, the first glimpse of Rutger Hauer in his role of Macklyn with Ryan Kwanten, but now there are even more Ryan Kwanten photos to share with you. So, we’ve put all the set photos from today in a photo gallery where you can see them all in one place. If you go to the gallery you will see many more photos of Ryan Kwanten as Jason.
To see more of these set photos, go to the photo gallery.
True Blood’s Anna Paquin is seen yesterday, in the photos below, at work shooting Season 6 on location in Los Angeles. Anna is seen with British actor Robert Kazinsky, 29, who will be playing Sookie’s new love interest. Kazinsky will play Ben, a fellow faerie to Sookie, who helps her and brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) unravel the mystery surrounding their parents’ murders.
See more photos in the gallery below:
The True Blood fans all owe a huge debt to Charlaine Harris for creating the world that our favorite show is based upon. Her long-running book series chronicling the adventures of a mind-reading barmaid and her (many) supernatural lovers is finally coming to an end this May with Dead Ever After. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Harris about her future plans and saying goodbye to Sookie.
Ms. Harris has also narrated the trailer for her final book, hear her give clues as to what’s going to happen in the final pages of this much loved series by watching the trailer.
EW: How does it feel to be done with the Sookie Stackhouse novels?
CHARLAINE HARRIS: Mostly I’m just excited about doing something different. This is the longest I’ve ever written a series and I’m really ready to do something else. I’ve sure enjoyed living in Bon Temps and seeing Sookie so much, but I just came to realize that I’d come to the end of what I’d wanted to say about her.
Are you satisfied with the ending?
It’s the ending I had planned all along, maybe from like the second book on. There will be people who are super happy and there will be people who will not be happy, but you have to stay true to your own vision.
So you never felt the urge to change anything in the series based on the readers’ feedback?
No. I’m sorry, this is the universe I’m the queen of. The readers can get pretty angry and tell me I’m writing the characters wrong. I hardly see how that could be possible. They’re my characters! [Laughs]
I feel like Eric is especially a source of controversy. I have a friend who told me to ask you, and I quote: “Why did you decide to create a character that everyone fell in love with and then rip him from are our nimble little page-turning fingers?”
When I created Eric, I felt I’d created a complete person, with both a very attractive side and an unattractive one. Of course, no one’s perfect, human or vampire or Were! There’s no perfect “happily ever after.” But I get a lot of indignant feedback from a small but vocal group of readers whenever the narrative requires that one of Eric’s less lovely characteristics play into the story.
But it must be flattering to a degree. People care about these characters so much that they feel like they know them better than you do. That’s how real they are.
Well, it is! Of course it’s tremendously flattering. I appreciate the fact that people get so invested in the characters. That’s what every writer wants: She wants to pull them into her world. Amazingly, I seem to have done that with Sookie. It’s just thrilling.
Have you been watching the TV show? Personally I like that it’s so different from the books.
Well, I like it too. There’s the Game of Thrones approach in which they stay very faithful to the books. Of course they have to compress and delete some things because the books are so long. I really like that because I get to see what I’ve read and enjoyed. But at the same time,True Blood gives you the same characters in a completely new environment.
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A first look at Dutch actor Rutger Hauer on the set of True Blood. Judging by the wild hairdo his character Niall is one to be looking forward to in the new season.
Below is a video of True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten appearance on stage at the Emerald City Comic Con at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington which took place from March 1 – 3, 2013.
Kristin talks very candidly about her character of Pam and the fun she has on the show. She tells the audience about being grateful for the great one liners she gets to say and the outfits she gets to wear. She also talks about her audition for the show.