What’s with you and playing psychos?
I’m really not sure. Because I keep seeing these words behind my name — sinister, dark, villainous — and look, all work is good, but I have played a lot of other roles, they just don’t have quite the rabid fan base of True Blood. And even though Maryann may have had that reputation, actually acting in True Blood was like being in a playground every day.
There is that side of her that’s fun, and she’s a party girl that’s just dancing and wearing fabulous clothes — that was the part I loved to do. Everybody goes, “Ooh, that was really frightening and dark.” I didn’t get any of that until we finished filming it and I saw it.
You really didn’t think that cooking a meat pie out of guts and instigating domestic abuse would play out as a dark scene?
That scene seemed to freak everybody out! But playing it, I was really just cooking dinner for my children. A special treat [Creepy laughter]. Maryann just lives in a different place, that’s not dark for her, death isn’t dark for her: She’s immortal. I had the time of my life on True Blood, especially after Durham County and that grim, bleak world we live in.
So you, personally, aren’t a psycho, right?
I’m not like that at all! I was really quite perplexed why Alan [Ball] had this strange idea to cast me as Maryann, because in my eyes, I’m just clumsy and shy. To play this completely uninhibited, extroverted, graceful person — I was really quite perplexed. It was kind of nice to tap into that side. You know, that girly, fluid side.
Do you think True Blood has expanded your fan base?
I guess so. For whatever reason, every project I do becomes sort of a cult, or a cultish show, you know, like Battlestar, or even a film I did years ago, Kalifornia, people refer to it as a cult film.
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What’s with you and playing psychos?
According to True Blood creator Alan Ball, whether you’re a fan of Bill and Sookie or Sookie and Eric, season 3 of the HBO hit is sure to make you very unhappy. And, oddly, very happy, too. “Take a look at Joe [Manganiello],” he teases of the hunk he cast as the psychic’s new love interest, the werewolf Alcide. “Do you think [they] have reason to be worried?”
Rhetorical questions aside, the writer is confident that, just as his new hire won him over, he’ll win over viewers. “We were looking for a guy who was big, sexy, decent and heroic, with some darkness,” he says. “And [Manganiello] showed us all of that in the audition.”
In fact, the One Tree Hill alum so impressed the boss that he wasn’t asked to take a chemistry test with leading lady Anna Paquin. “We do that when we have four or five options,” Ball explains, “and in this instance, I felt like Joe was the only one who came close to what the character needed to be.”
Thanks --here are a few suggested by the readers !
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)J.R. Ward
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 1) by Jeaniene Frost
Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel (Paperback)by Chloe Neill
Ha ha Bless the AS fans of the world..
Maybe you should join:
The Church of Skarsgård
It may feature a vampire, but the BBC drama is much more than a British version of True Blood
Don't even think of dismissing it as a British True Blood knock off. Being Human, which follows the misadventures of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost in a Bristol flatshare, is far more than that – it's Britain's best homegrown cult drama, and BBC3's biggest-ever hit. And this Sunday it kicks off its second series. You can keep up the action via our in-depth episode blogs that will be posted after the shows – but to tempt those of you who missed the first series, here's five reasons why Being Human is unmissable television.
1. You already know it will be good
What do you mean, this recommendation alone is not enough? Being Human's very existence stems from a online petition, and when the controllers listened to their public, they found themselves with a BBC3 audience that regularly edged towards an unprecedented 1m viewers. Not convinced? There's a Facebook group where 38,000 people follow the finest details of its production. When the cast went to Comic-Con last year expecting a low-key launch for series one on BBC America they found a panel audience of 6,000 who already knew the show intimately (a US remake is in the pipeline). And it's still on BBC3, meaning that unlike Gavin and Stacey, and Torchwood, Being Human is not a dirty sellout.
There are lots of other great spoilers from you favorite TV shows in this article
Alan Ball says that the start of the third season is sticking unusually close to the Charlaine Harris books — and just like in the books, Eric has a huge arc in season three, and an even bigger one in season four. [Buzzy]
Also, Ball has some more info on Jesus, Lafayette's new boyfriend:
Lafayette, for all his fierceness, has built a big wall around his heart and is not particularly inclined to be emotionally vulnerable. Jesus is going to try his best to knock that wall down. But there is a bigger and more dangerous reason Jesus is drawn to Bon Temps, one that will be revealed over time.
( could he be Pussylover???)