Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Today we discovered a great video on the Amazon page for the final Vampire Academy installment Last Sacrifice. Looks as though our friends at Amazon got two of our favorite authors — Richelle Mead and Charlaine Harris — together to talk new books.
Sam Trammell is well known for his role in HBO’s “True Blood” as Sam Merlotte. The blue-collared bar owner who also happens to be a shape shifter. Sam is gearing up for Season Four of “True Blood”, which should start filming early next year. Movie Mikes caught up with Sam to discuss his role in “True Blood” and what he has planned for the future.
Mike Gencarelli: Tell us about how you originally got the role of Sam Merlotte?
Sam Trammell: I got the script from my agent. It was going around town and it was Alan Ball’s new show on HBO. It was a hot commodity, everyone wanted to do it. I just went it and met with the casting director. They taped me and showed it to Alan. They picked me for the final audition to go in front of HBO. There were about three other guys there for my part. I read in front of the president of HBO and all these executives. I found out four hours later I got the part, it was fairly quick turnaround.
MG: What is the best part of playing the character, it seems like it is made just for you?
ST: Thanks man, well I am from Louisiana originally. It is great to be able to play a character who you kind of represent and a guy from where I am from. I love that he is kind of a blue collar dude and that he owns a bar. I never worked in a bar but I always thought it would be fun to work as a bartender. The other part of it is that he is a supernatural creature which is a really cool thing to have under your belt and as a secret. Since I still get to be like a regular guy.
Sounds fun, huh ?
Just in time for Halloween, chef Ruth Levine of Bistro 185 is planning an homage to the HBO cable series "True Blood." On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Levine's "True Blood Dinner" debuts with an entirely red menu -- dishes like Shrimp Fritters With Red Devil Aioli, a Roasted Red Beet and Pomegranate Salad, and Roasted Beef Tenderloin Medallions With Red Wine Sauce. Dessert? Red Velvet Cake With Raspberry Coulis. The menu is inspired by the cuisine of Louisiana, the setting for "True Blood."
If you happen to make reservations for the dinner, consider donating blood to the American Red Cross. Guests who do so between now and the event will receive a $25 gift certificate good for a future visit to Bistro 185.
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