Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Photo Flashback! The Stage Roots of True Blood's Truly Talented Cast

What a fun article from Broadway.com

It’s always fun to spot a favorite stage actor in the movies or on TV. And in the case of HBO’s hit vampire series True Blood, stage vets are everywhere! Given the fact that show creator Alan Ball began his career as a playwright, it’s not really surprising that so many theatrically trained performers have taken up residence in the Bon Temps bayou—and in this new feature, we’ve gathered production shots of 10 vamps and shape-shifters (and the people who love them) as we enjoy seeing them: live and on stage!

Anna Paquin
You know that True Blood’s fearless heroine Sookie Stackhouse was one of the youngest Oscar winners ever in real life (for 1993’s The Piano). But Anna Paquin is also a skilled stage actress, as she proved in a Drama Desk Award-nominated off-Broadway debut as a baby-faced serial killer in 2001’s The Glory of Living (pictured above, with Jeffrey Donovan). She went on to co-star in Neil LaBute’s The Distance from Here and was terrific opposite former flame Kieran Culkin in After Ashley.

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