The wunderkind on bloodsucking and going blonde.
Plus: The youngest Oscar winners ever.
by KRISTA SMITHMay 2009
Name: Anna Paquin. Age: 26. Provenance: Winnipeg, Canada, via Wellington, New Zealand. Red-carpet baby: As one of the youngest people ever to win an Oscar, wunderkind Paquin (best supporting actress, 1994, The Piano) joined Hollywood's most exclusive club as a mere tween. "I remember looking up that night and thinking, There's a thousand people sitting on the bleachers and, for some reason, they all know my name!" Her bloodsucking return to the Zeitgeist .occurred last fall with the debut of Alan Ball's cultish HBO drama True Blood, which returns this summer and has already earned Paquin a Golden Globe. "The pilot script showed up, and I stalked [Ball] until he said yes," she admits. But there was one problem-her character, Sookie Stackhouse, was meant to be a blonde. "The morning I showed up for work after going blonde, everyone was very relieved."
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The Season One True Blood dvds will also include lots fo extras !
April 7, 2009 - On May 19, 2009, HBO Video will release – The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-ray. The series chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps ... where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte's. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: She has the ability to hear the thoughts of others. With the arrival of the vamps, things start becoming even more awkward in Sookie's life. It will contain bonus features and extra materials, and the DVD will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) of $59.99, while the Blu-ray will be available for the MSRP of $79.98.
Here's the bonus materials:
- "In Focus: Vampires in America", a documentary that chronicles the integration of vampires into the human world
- "Tru Blood" beverage ads marketing the synthetic blood product to "out of the coffin" vampires
- Public Service Announcements created by groups on opposite sides of the "Vampire Rights Amendment" debate
- Vampire-targeted product ads for dating, motel and lawyer services
- Helpful hints and FYI's that pop up to unravel the mysteries surrounding the entire series (Blu-ray Exclusive)
- Animated maps to help viewers explore colorful locations in Bon Temps (Blu-ray Exclusive)
- ways to learn more about how your favorite vampires were "made." (Blu-ray Exclusive)
This looks great and we know how wonderful Nelsan is ...very best of luck to him.
* Yes and Stephen ( Vampire Eddie) Root, a double TB goes to the movie thanks Sweetwater!
The Soloist is a forthcoming American drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Susannah Grant. The film is based on a true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless. Jamie Foxx portrays Nathaniel Ayers, who is considered a cello prodigy, and Robert Downey Jr. portrays Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist who discovers Ayers and writes about him in the newspaper. Production of the film began in January 2008 and will be filmed mostly in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to be released on April 24, 2009.
Robert Downey Jr. ... Steve Lopez
Jamie Foxx ... Nathaniel Ayers
Stephen Root ... Curt
Tom Hollander ... Graham Claydon
Rachael Harris ... Leslie
Nelsan Ellis ... David
Here is a better clip of RDjr and Nelsan HERE
Nelsan being interviewed:
Last night's Blogtalk Radio show: Season Two Spoilers
When we talk Spoiler, we MEAN SPOILERS!!!
We had an amazing surprise visit from an actress who has been working on the set of True Blood for the last two weeks. The wonderful " Marie" called in and told us a little bit about what's it like working on the shoot and was very complimentary of the working environment on set, her fellow cast members, the principal actors and the FOOD!!!
We then took a look at episodes 5 and 6 and what we know about them from casting calls, leaked titles etc.
I am joined by some of the lovely ladies from the True Blood IMDb thread.
Very special thanks to: Selena, Hera, VikingVamp and LindsayJo
We also had a little visit from Fanfic author, Terri Botta (Isilwath) who told us about a very worthy project they have been supporting. It's not too late for you to help! See links below.
If you missed the show you can listen by podcast below or on iTunes.
Past Loving True Blood in Dallas Season 2 Spoiler shows
Season Two Episode: One and Two
Season Two Episode: Three and Four
Here are links to Support Stacie and the Fan Fic auction:
from Sanna, my friend in Sweden ( I've already done an interview with her for the next Sookie International fan show!!)
Thank you for the conversation last Saturday, great fun! I listened to your show last week and it was really interesting to hear your interviews.
I thought I should give you a short update of the Swedish book translation. The first book is indeed translated to Swedish
(October-08) and has the title D“öd tills mörkret faller”. I haven’t read it myself, and unfortunately, after reading some of the fan written reviews, I am not planning to either. Basically they say that the translation sucks compared to the original. :D
I am attaching a picture of the front cover and two photos I took in a regular bookstore and a photo of the English books you can see a little note saying: “Sara rekommenderar” meaning “Sara recommends”. :)
Ps. I couldn’t find anything to change on your blog. It is great as it is. :)
First in the Chicagoland Vampires series, Neill’s debut novel cashes in on the latest young adult vampire trend with this tale of love, hate and secret vendettas. University of Chicago grad student Merit barely survived one vampire attack only to be turned into a vampire by another. Merit finds herself struggling to come to terms with the many changes wrought in her once well-ordered life while learning about the vampire hierarchy of organized Houses and her place within it. Merit discovers her beloved grandfather, a retired Chicago beat cop is considerably more then she realized which is a good thing as she begins receiving threats and more young women are discovered torn apart in vampire attacks.
Despite her attraction to Ethan, the droolingly delicious master of Cadogan House and the vampire responsible for turning her, Merit spurns his offer of Consort thus setting them at odds. Named a Sentinel during her initiation rites, Merit begins learning martial arts so she can at least bluff her way through most confrontations, a ploy that backfires during an intense meeting between Houses. Still smarting from Ethan’s cold shoulder treatment, Merit proves her loyalty even as a kernel of hate begins taking root and only time will tell what direction that hatred will take.
Buy it here :
Read more: Book Review: Some Girls Bite - Monsters and Critics - http://www.monstersandcritics.com/books/science_fiction_fantasy/reviews/article_1469142.php/Book_Review_Some_Girls_Bite#ixzz0C0DmiPbn
As part of its efforts to pump fresh blood to its programming, newly reformatted cable TV channel MAX is set to premiere the award-winning drama series True Blood this Thursday at 9 p.m.
True Blood is based on the popular novels of Charlaine Harris about Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a perky waitress with telepathic gifts — and an irresistible attraction to a handsome, 173-year old vampire named Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
Ms. Paquin was named Best Actress in a Drama Series in this year’s Golden Globes for her role in the critically acclaimed series, which was created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under)for MAX’s affiliate cable channel, Home Box Office (HBO).
Robert Lyons, HBO senior vice-president for programming, told reporters last month that True Blood signals the start of more original HBO series crossing over to MAX to compliment its movie line-up.
Prior to the re-branding that commenced on March 29, Cinemax was created to be solely an all-movie channel.
"We thought that True Blood is a perfect fit to the new image we are trying to project for MAX, which is more hip, more young, and more geared for men," Mr. Lyons said.
Blood and sex
True Blood details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small town in northern Louisiana. Thanks to a Japanese scientist’s invention of synthetic mass-produced blood, vampires no longer need humans for their fix. Vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens — though they can still come out only at night.
While there are those who welcome this development, many remain apprehensive about vampires. Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen sides, but in Bon Temps, the jury is still out.Read on