From Mirror UK
Stephen Moyer was the kind of face you recognised, but couldn’t put a name to. Born in Brentwood, Essex, he started acting in his teens, and for years was a jobbing thesp in the likes of Casualty and even acted in films with Kate Winslet (in Quills) and Al Pacino (in 88 Minutes) – steady work, but nothing to put him on our radar.
Then, in 2008, the 40-year-old was catapulted up the fame ladder into the A-list – and it all happened overnight.
‘One minute I was sitting in London reading a fantastic script for True Blood and two days later I was in Los Angeles and being told I’d got the part,’ he recalls. ‘It was incredible. And yes it has changed my life completely.’
True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris and was adapted for TV by Alan Ball, a heavyweight screenwriter well respected for his HBO hit, Six Feet Under.
Set in a world where vampires have ‘come out of the coffin’ and live freely with humans, True Blood is a mix of some of the hottest sex scenes on TV as well as a passionate love story to rival Kathy and Heathcliff. Or even Bella and Edward, if we’re talking vamp/human affairs…
Moyer plays 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton who falls for telepathic waitress Sookie, Anna Paquin. ‘I love playing him,’ says Moyer. ‘Bill is this tortured soul... He’s a pariah in terms of the humans because he’s a vampire. But in the eyes of vampires he’s “mainstreaming” – he’s mixing with humans – and they ostracise him too.’
Sookie, Anna Paquin (who won an Oscar at 11 for her role in The Piano), is a human with a gift. ‘She can read people’s thoughts,’ Stephen explains, ‘but with Bill, she can’t – and that intrigues her.’
Sunday, October 25, 2009
From People magazine
When it comes to finding love, True Blood's vampire hunk Alexander Skarsgard is looking for a woman with brains – not fangs! – who likes to laugh.
"A sense of humor is number one for sure," Skarsgard told PEOPLE at the Gucci Icon-Temporary Flash Sneaker store opening in New York City. "Being funny and smart is very important."
Known as the sexiest man alive in his native Sweden, the single actor, 33, is turning heads and causing blood pressures to rise with fans everywhere thanks to his brooding True Blood ego and charming good looks. "It's very flattering," he said of the swooning. "I turn a little pink!"
Though Skarsgard, who's been shooting the film Straw Dogs in Shreveport, La., for the past three months, has been linked romantically to costar Kate Bosworth, the sexy vampire has experienced fervent fan encounters that have ranged from sultry to slightly uncomfortable.
Join Dallas and @SookieBonTemps ( the twitter sookie) for our October talk show special!
Come talk with us tonight as we talk to Meredith Woerner (our friend from io9.com) , and now author of the new book , Vampire Taxonomy.
We will also talk to our callers about how folks are coping in the TB off -season and maybe hear about some True Blood /Vampire inspired Halloween parties.
Chat room opens at 7:45, show goes live at 8:00 pm cst.
Call in 646.929.0825
Chat room can be found here at 7:45
Thanks to Aimee ( If you see Aimee blog) for the great shots of the new windows at the HBO store in NYC
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If you missed the interview chat last Thursday 'Bitten' has posted the transcript here:
** love the questions about ebook readers!
Welcome to Bitten by Books, we are excited to have you here today!
I would like to thank you taking the time to join us for the question and answer session with our readers. It has been very interesting to get to know more about you and what makes you tick as a writer! Readers, if you haven’t done so already please stop by and get your copy of Charlaine’s newest book A Touch of Dead.
BBB: What are the most challenging and the most rewarding aspects of writing?
CH: Challenges? Every day is a challenge. I hate to use a sea metaphor, but being a writer is like being the entire crew of a large ship. To extend that, when you reach your destination in one piece . . . that’s a great reward.
BBB: Do you consider different books paranormal romance or urban fantasy? and do you think it is important to distinguish between the two?read on
True Blood 'Inspired by Lafayette' Set" Nothing good could come from something so pretty "
From our great friend Andy Swist from Camp Blood
Those of you who have suffered through both seasons of our spectacularly inane Blood Work! True Blood video recaps may remember that for Season 1 Andy whipped up a set of awesome True Blood Jack-o-lantern templates.
All you need is a punkin, a knife and one of these handy-dandy printouts and you can have yerself a fabulous Halloween decoration celebrating Lafayette, Bill, Sookie, Fangtasia, Merlotte’s, or the show’s Season 1 promo image. (I’m working on Andy to get an Eric template out of him before October 31st, but he’s a busy little beaver these days!)
You can check out the Bill Compton template after the jump and find the full set of templates over here. Enjoy!
Blog here http://campblood.org/Newblog/?p=1084
From LA Times
Make your own mask: the vampire
Deadly Dame Vampire
Step 1: "Take the blood out of the skin," says MAC senior makeup artist John Stapleton. To achieve a very pale canvas, he applies the lightest shade of MAC studio fix foundation powder to simultaneously give the skin coverage and a blood-sucked look. Highlight the high planes of the face with a shimmery white shadow to make the face look even more hollow.
Step 2: Get a quick and dramatic smoky eye by using a black gel eyeliner. Apply a thick line to the top and bottom of the eye. "It's OK to be messy because it will all get blended," Stapleton says. Blend the black color at the outer edges of the eye and at the inner corners for a strong, hollow look. Leave the center of the eyelid bare so the inner and outer corners look more dramatic and sinister.
From MissChievous : Gothica: Dark Gothic Makeup tutorial
From StrangeCulture blog
In my recent post on teen films I discussed how I think teens have a better chance of establishing strong careers by performing in teen oriented films over prestige films.
One of the actresses who I think has done an incredible job at sticking in the Hollywood game after a childhood success story is Anna Paquin.
Anna Paquin became the second youngest person to win an Oscar at the age of 11 for her role in the Piano.
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