Thursday, June 10, 2010
Charlaine Harris our June Featured Artist!
What do you think about the changes Alan Ball has made to the TV version of your Sookie Stackhouse series (HBO’s “True Blood,”) especially expansion of characters like Tara and Jason, who have relatively smaller roles that don’t impact the story quite so much in the books?
*I think it’s great. He has to fill the screen, and it can’t always be with Anna. I tell my stories from the first person point of view, which doesn’t allow for the same latitude.
How did you develop your vampire mythology? So many vampire stories differ in their mythologies – how vampires are sired, the hierarchy in their culture, who originated their “race,” etc. What lead you to the mythology you created?
*I used what seemed logical to me in the context of the story I wanted to tell.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's real-life romance makes taping their sex scenes on True Blood a lot easier.
"I think that one great bonus is that we don't need a fluffer," Moyer, 40 (who plays Bill, vampire Sookie's lover on the HBO show, returning June 13), brags in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly about his fiancee.
PHOTOS: Undercover lovers!
Paquin, 27, doesn't mind stripping down for her racy bedroom scenes.
"It doesn't really bother me," she says. "I'm really close with all of our cast, and we've all seen each other in various compromising and odd situations."
New castmate Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide, says he got used to taking it all off as soon as he stepped on set.
"Having been a fan of the show, you know you're going to be naked at some point," he jokes. "I will say that I was welcomed into the brotherhood of the sock. When you're naked on the show, you have to wear a sock, and it's not on your foot."
Posted by " Dallas " at 8:49 PM
Eight months is a long time to wait for a fix of Southern Gothic exsanguinations. Especially after a sputtering end to a deliciously campy, promiscuously metamorphical season. Even longer when the bloodletter in question is a 1,000-year-old Nordic ice king with a deadpan delivery as cadaverous as his heart. With the third season of True Blood starting Sunday, our minds have fixed on what we'd like to see more (Eric) and less (Bill) of from Alan Ball’s backwater bayou theater. By the looks of the previews — werewolves, death wishes, and revenge sex, oh yes! — things are headed in the right direction. But it's about time the show lives up to its William Eggleston–meets–Trent Reznor opening credits.
check it out here
Posted by " Dallas " at 8:45 PM
Iowa City, IA - JACE EVERETT will perform at the Englert Theatre Thursday, June 17th at 7 PM. The concert kicks off a three-part evening that also features a reception with author Charlaine Harris and the screening of the third season premier episode of HBO's hit series, TRUE BLOOD®.
Concert tickets are only $15, and available at the Englert Box Office, Mon-Fri 1:00-6:00 PM, 221 E Washington Street, or online via www.englert.org
Just "Google" Jace Everett's name and you'll find yourself knee-deep in the ooh's and ahh's of daily papers from Boston to Chicago and Seattle that can't discuss HBO's rocketing Golden Globe-honored drama TRUE BLOOD® without mentioning the brilliant opening title montage, devised around the swampy rockabilly come-on of Everett's "Bad Things."
RED REVELATIONS, the new album by the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, is a work of rare accomplishment and abandon, brimming with barely-contained emotions and urges. They are pervasive in the music, the voice and the songwriting. The primal, penetrating power of Everett's roots-music fusion, revving up from insinuation to howling gale-force rock in a second.
"We are really looking forward to having Jace on the Englert stage," says Englert Development Director Nancy Mayfield. "Here is an opportunity to see a star on the rise, to say 'I was there' when Jace Everett becomes a household name
STEPHEN MOYER, ANNA PAQUIN, AND ALEXANDER SKARSGARD OF TRUE BLOOD DISCUSS SEX, DANGER, AND VIOLENCE IN SEASON 3
Question: I am desperate for some True Blood! Can you help a girl out? —Kelley
Ausiello: While on the set last week for the Ultimate Fan Experience, I spied a very creepy scene being shot between Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and his new beau, Jesus (played by Kevin Alejandro) that sheds new light on something Ellis told my colleague Tim Stack in this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story. “There is absolutely more to him than meets the eye,” he teased. “There is something supernatural about Jesus, and how dark it is has yet to be seen.”
Question: Any chance True Blood will bring Maryann back from the dead? —Will
Ausiello: No chance. But exec producer Alan Ball hints that, “We will be seeing some people that we thought were gone this year.” He also reveals that this season’s Big Bad will prove far more difficult to get rid of than Michele Forbes’ bat-s— crazy maenad. “We’ve had two seasons where the arch villain sort of met his or her demise,” he says. “I’m looking at a different way to dispatch our arch villain this year so that he might be able to come back in the future.” I can’t be sure but I think he’s talking about this guy.
Let’s start with a confession: Certain TONY staffers—and we’ll avoid using names here—are total fang bangers.
Oh, you know, people who want to make vampire babies.
That’s always good to know when you’re doing an interview.
Sadly, we haven’t happened across many fangs to bang.
You haven’t run into any vampires lately?
Do you think being a fang banger is edgier than being a Twihard?
Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/hot-seat/86238/alexander-skarsgard-hot-seat#ixzz0qSera3j6
The Little Vampire is an adorable film. It might be for kids, but I’m an adult an I still love this movie. It’s brilliant, and it’s one of the few kid-friendly vampires. It even has vampire cows! Some of the movie is a little ridiculous, like the explanation of how the vampires can magically become human again. Most of it is pretty spectacular, albeit a little fantastical. But hey, we’re talking about mythical creatures here.
I didn’t know this when I first watched the movie, but it is based on a book called Der kleine Vampir. It was written by German author Angela Sommer-Bodenburg in 1979. There’s a whole children’s series of The Little Vampire and his adventures.
True Blood's Stephen Moyer to be filming in July and August in Baton Rouge ! Can you say hot and steamy ?
Moyer will play Jarrod Barkley alongside Lange's matriarch Victoria Barkley in the silver-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series about a wealthy ranching family and its conflicts.
Production starts on July 26th on location in Baton Rouge.