Saturday, July 25, 2009

True Blood at Comic-Con: A Twilight Diss, Fang Malfunctions & More

From Eonline

If you think True Blood is crazysexycool now, wait until you see what 's coming up next.

We caught a glimpse of clips for upcoming episodes at today's Comic-Con panel and we can tell you this: We finally get to see Michelle Forbes' character (Maryanne) revealing her true self, which is the horned maenad creature that attacked Sookie (Anna Paquin) a few eps back, and, we must say, Michelle looks killer in the get-up! She is stirring up even more trouble than before and it goes way beyond just getting people high, horny and black-eyed at her parties.

We also got our first good look at Evan Rachel Wood's vampire queen in a trailer-ending scene where she is feasting on someone and comes up for air with a face full of blood to say, "Wanna join me?" I can safely say that everyone in the audience did want to join her. She looks simply delicious as the queen.

And, the battle between the Fellowship of the Sun goody two-shoes and the vampires turns into a "national vampire disaster." But, it looks like Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) might be having second thoughts about where his loyalties lie. (Finally!)

As if that weren't enough to excite fans, show creator Alan Ball had this special announcement…
Comic-Con 2009 Franchise Brick

True Blood: The Drink: They teased us before about it, but this time it's for real: a True Blood drink will be on the market on Sept. 10. Alan joked that it's a mix of a cabernet wine with blood, "vodka, Vicodin, Viagra and ecstasy" and that's it's "completely illegal." Imagine that? Kidding aside, he said it's "a very tasty blood orange soda" that has "all natural ingredients." And, it's bottled in the same bottle you see on the show. How cool is that? Oh, and you can pre-order it at

The Love Triangle: Will the love triangle between Bill (Stephen Moyer), Sookie, and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) get played out on screen as it does in the books? "Yes," said Alan. And, that is all he said on the topic. Stephen, though, said, "I'm not sure that Bill is just going to roll over and let it happen. I think he's going to fight his hardest and maybe not be quite as polite as he has been." When asked why Eric is so smitten with Sookie, Alexander joked, "Just look at her. I'm sorry, Stephen." An audience member then asked Alan if that was blond hair we saw on the person in bed with Sookie in the new clips and Alan said, "I have no idea what

you're talking about." We'll soon see…

Lafayette's Hustle: "I think Lafayette's hustle is supreme and he's figured out that it's not going to work for him to get him out of the situation," said Nelsan Ellis. "So now I think he's rethinking his hustle and maybe he's going to stop doing it." When the crowd gave a collective sigh of disapproval, Nelsan, added, "But, we'll see."

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Eric and Sookie in bed ! Dallas's famous slide show of Comicon Spoiler video

Here is one of my famous slide shows - yes. I think that is Eric and Sookie in bed.

I can't tell if that's Eric on the alter ...

I left in the dark and even the blurry ones so you could blow then up, slow them down and save them to your own computer if you want ...enjoy

HBO True Blood Season 2 Exclusive Comic Con Preview SPOILER!!

Comic Con Live Blog and intereview with Alexander ( Eric ) and Deborah ( Jessica)( Eric)

5:22: The cast has arrived and is walking out to thunderous applause.

5:25: E.P. Alan Ball has a special announcement: "True Blood: The Drink" is now a reality. It will be available September 10th, just in time for all of our season finale viewing parties.

5:27: An audience member just screamed out "Happy Birthday, Anna!" I guess it's her birthday.

5:30: Clip reel for the second half of the season... Looks like Jason's going to turn his back on the fellowship of the sun cult, Tara is slapping Eggs, Bill is punching Eric and the entire town is going black-eyed crazy, courtesy of Marianne.

5:31: The moderator is introducing each cast member by name. Deafening noise is made for Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette) and Alexander Skarsgard (Eric).

5:32: Moderator asks Stephen Moyer (Bill) how Bill might react if something does in fact happen between Sookie and Eric. Stephen says Bill may not be as polite as we're used to in the future.

5:34: Moderator asks Michelle Forbes (Marianne) about why this fantasy/sci fi genre lends itself so well to strong women characters. Forbes saying she's spoken at length about this with "Battlestar"'s Mary McDonnell. Re: Mary McDonnell: "She's a Goddess, by the way." Applause so loud, I can't hear the rest of her answer!

5:37: Nelsan Ellis is asked how Lafayette's recent troubles -- in the basement, specifically -- might change him. Nelsan says he may have to "re-think his hustle" because it's been getting him into too much trouble. The crowd is not pleased by this. He says, "...but maybe not."

5:39: Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) says she tends to be a nervous person. She's picturing all of us in our underwear right now.

5:40: Moderator asks Alexander why he's so drawn to Sookie. Alexander says, "Well just look at her"... And follows that up with, "Sorry, Stephen." He says Eric has been around a long time and is just over humanity, but Sookie interests him and he of course wants to explore that."

5:42: Charlaine Harris, who created the "True Blood" book series, just announced that she's signed a contract to write three more "TB" books... and the crowd goes wild!

5:44: Someone screams "I love you, Eric!" Alexander says, "I love him too... I mean that."

5:46: An audience member asks what Alan Ball is looking forward to doing in season 3. He says, werewolves, the character of Debbie Pelt. Someone screams out a character from the book, Godrick! But Alan says he doesn't know how to include Godrick without it being cheesy. The audience boos. Alexander says, "The people have spoken."

5:47: Audience question about Eric and pink spandex. Alexander gets up, lifts his pant leg. He's wearing pink socks. Alan says he wasn't planning on putting Alex in spandex, but he's now possibly changed his mind.

5:48: Audience member with better eyes than mine asks, "Was Sookie in bed with someone with blonde hair in that clip reel? Was that Eric?" Alan says, after a long pause, I have no idea what you're talking about. Everyone cheers.

5:50: More questions for Alexander! How's it different working here than in Sweden? He says, "If this were Sweden, we'd all be in a barn and every other person's name would be "Skarsgard."

5:52: An audience member tells Stephen he'll always be "Prince Valiant" to her. Anna likes this, big smile.

5:55: Audience member asks if the love triangle between Bill, Sookie and Eric will play out as it does in the books. The question is dodged.

5:56: Audience member asks how much more trouble Jessica is going to be for Bill. Deborah says, "As much as they'll let me." Again, the crowd goes wild.

5:57: Audience member thanks Alan for creating gay characters with dimension.

5:58: Audience member wants to know about the relationship between Lafayette and Eric, as well as Eric and Godrick. Alan Ball says, Lafayette is rightfully frightened by Eric, Eric is intrigued by Lafayette and may have more plans for him in the future that we'll eventually find out about. He says the relationship between Eric and Godrick is complicated, father-and-son type deal. There is no one more important in Eric's life than Godrick.

6:00 Audience member asks "the vampires on the panel" if they've ever had any fang mishaps. Stephen says something about one type of "fangs" being very sharp and Anna interrupts, "Yes they are." Crowd goes insane.

6:02: Audience member asks if there is going to be a half vampire/half human baby. The crowd gets angry. Alan Ball says, "Um, no." The crowd is filled with glee once again. Alan explains, "You're either all vampire or all human, you can't be both."

6:04: Charlaine Harris: "Alan and I have a working relationship. I don't tell him how to do the show. He doesn't tell me how to write the books."

6:06: Audience member asks about funny moments on set. Moderator asks if that is directed at someone in particular. Audience screams, Nelsan! He obliges: "There was this nekkid dude on set in this episode coming up. One take, he fell. That was hilarious."

6:08: Michelle is asked why she took the role of Marianne: "When someone offers you an entrance where you're standing in the middle of the road, naked, holding a pig, you don't say no."

6:10: For Alan or Charlaine, "What is the difference between V and just feasting on someone. Charlaine answers that V is old blood. Getting blood directly from source is fresh and obviously a much better experience.

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True Blood Cast and Charlaine photos, events and more

These are from Four Seasons Hotel on July 22, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.
look like everyone is done with shooting for TB ( haircuts!)

We will see photos and video tonight of the True Blood panel at Comicon - they are also showing a sneak from a later episode and we'll hear about that and I'll get it posted when we do.

I have a sneaking suspicion we are going to hear soon about the show being renewed for a 3rd year ...
Amanda send us this ..her nice boyfriend won a ticket to get a Charlaine book autographed.

More photos here

Bloody good show article

Tv Spoiler has some great scanned photos from this article

True Blood Music Video of the Day: I Can't Decide by The Scissor Sisters

I Can't Decide by The Scissor Sisters LYRICS

Thanks, chipmunkface90