Friday, September 25, 2009

'True Blood' season two finale: Fans and Charlaine Harris talk about it

From Lehigh Valley Entertainment By Melanie Henry

Tonight is the night I and millions of fans have been waiting for -- the season two finale of "True Blood."

I thought season one was innovative and brilliant. As for season two -- beyond my expectations, with the small exception of Maryann. She really has been a focal point of this season, but I'm hoping tonight she will get her comeuppance, and the writers will get rid of her once and for all.

I had a chance to speak with Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (the books upon which the HBO series "True Blood" is based), and the fans of "True Blood," and they had much to say about the hit show.

For the complete interview with Charlaine Harris continue reading below:

Q. How did you come up with the idea for the Sookie Stackhouse novels?
A. My other books had done well, but I wanted to broaden my readership base, I wanted to appeal to a broader audience. I decided to write about a young woman who was dating a vampire, rather than just writing about vampires. Obviously I am using vampires as a metaphor for other things, that's what makes the books more interesting for me. It give the books more depth, though writing about vampires is fun!

Q. What do you think about the HBO series "True Blood"?
A. I love the series! I am very fond of Alan (Ball), he is a genius at casting. I've really enjoyed watching the series.

Q. What was it like meeting the cast members of the show, that play the characters you have created?
A. I had met them all (the cast) previously. Filming the finale was kind of like a reunion. When I first met them I was very nervous because I didn't know too many actors. We got along great ... we are all people that have the same goals.

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Unknown said...

I don't understand what she means by the physicality being different?? Can anyone explain please?

Rita said...

Well Leticia i looked up the word
physical and it has 4 meanings and
the 4th. is of or relating to the
words Anna's body did not look like
Sookies,as Anna's breast are not as
large and she is probley smaller
to some extent just the way i see it.
But after a while Ms,CH got use to
Anna and now would not see her any
other way.Hope this helps.

Rita said...

I just don't think Ms.CH will tell
which character she likes best i
couldn't because they are all so great she is the writer.

" Dallas " said...

I think when we saw her in Houston she said that Anna wasn't busty- and Sookie is

Sylvia said...

Leticia, like Dallas said I think she was referring to the fact that Sookie's body type is different than Anna's.
In the books Sookie is something like a size 10.