Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Talking Shop: Stephen Moyer and the BIG 4-0

From BBC News

Stephen Moyer is the latest British actor to take US television by storm as vampire good guy Bill Compton in the hit show True Blood, which starts on Channel 4 later.
Stephen Moyer
Moyer has played a vampire once before for a BBC show

With his flawless southern-US drawl and chiselled Hollywood good looks, it is a surprise that the 39-year-old hails from Essex, far from the fictional swampy Louisiana town of Bon Temps.

In the show, vampires have been drawn into the open after the invention of a new synthetic human blood substitute called True Blood.

Moyer's character - an American civil war soldier who turned vamp in 1868 - begins a love affair with telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin.

He is now engaged to his co-star who, in 1994 at the age of 11, became one of the youngest Oscar winners in history for her performance in The Piano.

The show has been a huge hit in the US already. Are your American fans still surprised when they meet you and hear your English accent?

However much press that Hugh Laurie does and however many interviews they see him sounding English, when they meet him in the street, they still can't believe it and that's the reaction I get.

It's lovely for me, you know, I have dark hair in the show and I'm pale and I have the dark sideburns so it's like a whole costume by itself. It's very enjoyable.

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Layne said...

Gosh Anna Paquin is only 27 and he is 40.

Rita said...

What difference does that make?My
mom was 17yrs.younger than my dad and
it was a great marriage,when you are
adults age doesn't matter.

Layne said...

Nothing at all.
I just thought she might get along well with a man who is more like 33 years old, 6'4", blond and Swedish. ;-)

Rita said...

Sorry! I like the 33yrs. old,6'4",
blond and Swedish to.But this is
real life and not acting and to each
his own,have a nice evening.

Unknown said...

Layne, Sam Merlotte played by Sam Trammell and Jason are all in the 30's. Sam has romantic interest in Sookie but none is trying to relate his fictional character to his real life because of his age. Many men from the age of 39 or others under or above that age do date or are in relationship with women 10 years younger than them. A Skarsgård is also rumored to be dated his costar Rachel Wood who play the queen Sophie Ann and she is 22 years old of age in real life.