Friday, June 11, 2010

True Blood’ Costumer Shares Items Characters Can’t Live Without

Sookie’s Daisy Duke shorts. Lafayette’s do-rags. Jason’s 501’s and Frye boots. Thanks to the subtle work of ‘True Blood‘ costumer Audrey Fisher (’That 70’s Show,’ ‘Milk‘), these pieces have become synonymous with the characters who don them, expressing a visual mood often more powerful than the words uttered by the stars themselves.
To conjure up the sexy stickiness of the show’s Louisiana bayou setting, Fisher says her style guideline is simple: “I try to show as much skin as possible.
“We try to create a sense of heat with the costumes by making them skimpier and keeping it very light-weight. That’s always a goal: to think hot, hot.”

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Alan Ball interview with Vampires and Slayers

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True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten on Playing Dumb-Yet-Lovable Jason Stackhouse

When we last saw him, Jason Stackhouse, as played by Australian actor Ryan Kwanten, was in a bit of a bind. He'd just killed Eggs, Tara's boyfriend-slash-possessed-by-the-devil buddy, and even though his pal Andy Bellefleur‎ stepped in to take the blame, Stackhouse was surely headed for some (more) trouble. Kwanten, who got his start on the Australian soap opera Home and Away, excels at playing the dumb-yet-lovable Stackhouse and was psyched about the story line. "That was quite an interesting place to start a season — with the fact that I’ve just killed a man and then trying to deal with that," he told us yesterday. We chatted with him about what's in store for Jason, playing those crazy sex scenes, and perfecting his Louisiana accent.
How much of the new season have you seen?
We had our premiere last night and they showed the first two episodes. I think it was probably the strongest start to a season that we’ve had, so it was really nice to see that. The first episode is pretty action heavy, and I thought the second one was slightly more emotional-driven. But I think just with the layers they’ve created in the first two seasons, they’ve wasted no time in getting back up to speed.

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HBO marketing department says "Gee , Iwe are sorry!"

True Bloods S3 Final Minisode: Jason

Do 'True Blood' werewolves get fleas?

True Blood’s Bloody iPhone Ad

In anticipation of the premiere of season 3 of HBO’s “True Blood” this Sunday, mobile marketing specialists Medialets and media network PHD have launched a very visual – and tactile – promotion for and Flixster’s iPhone apps. Tapping anywhere on the screen on which the “ad” appears will generate bloody fingerprints, as well as a stream of blood – followed by the series-appropriate invitation to “do bad things”. Viewers are then invited to view the trailer for the new season. A video of the ad in action is available on YouTube.
We found this to be a very cool, highly relevant ad that capitalizes on both the visual and tactile experience offered by the iPhone, the type of entertainment-specific content that users might seek on Variety and Flixster, as well as the series’ subject matter and tone. Plus, we’re excited for Sunday’s premiere.
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True Blood: Rutina Wesley tells us who Tara's Ideal Man would be

As Sookie Stackhouse’s best friend and confidant, Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), has seen more than her fair share of misfortune and heartbreak on True Blood. Bouncing from one dysfunctional relationship to the next, Tara is the hard-luck mortal in the seemingly sleepy town full of the supernatural.
Whether it’s her alcoholic mother or a maenad-possessed boyfriend with a name better suited for a breakfast menu, every time it looks like that Tara is about to catch a break, the break catches her.
Season 3 of HBO’s True Blood ended with the love of Tara’s life being gunned down by none other than the brother of her best friend, and Wesley admits that her character’s woes are far from over. “I think that she’s going to be struggling this season, grieving and trying to find her feet and her identity, and how she fits into this world.” Wesley tells PEOPLE. “It’s going to be interesting to see her journey … There are going to be a lot of ups and downs for Tara this season.”

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True Blood Recap Video with Lafayette


New York, N.Y., June 10, 2010 – HBO has launched a new True Blood Twitter Microsite that will provide an enhanced second-screen experience for fans of the show. The microsite uses Twitter to connect True Blood fans to live conversations, while watching new episodes of season 3 every Sunday. Whether an active contributor or casual observer, fans visiting will find a True Blood-centric destination where they can share favorite moments, view popular topics, win prizes and more. will feature weekly “hosts” that will live Tweet during each episode on Sunday nights, initiating conversations, interacting with fans and facilitating giveaways. During this Sunday’s premiere, the HBO official True Blood Twitter profile (@TrueBloodHBO) will be the site’s first host. In celebration of the first episode, fans will have the chance to win Ultimate Truebie prize packs and unlock virtual badges. Through a first-to-market partnership with social discovery engine, fans will also have the opportunity to earn “Truebie” and “Maker” badges by Tweeting while they watch and influencing their friends to do the same. Surprise hosts for future episodes will be announced over the next few weeks.
Other features of the microsite include a customized Trending Topics (“Blood Topics”) of the most popular keywords in True Blood Tweets; the ability to sort, search and categorize the True Blood conversation; full Twitter functionality including sign-in and URL shortener directly from the site; and a spoiler alert pop-up screen warning visitors that crucial elements of the show may be revealed. The microsite was built using Twitter’s @anywhere technology and will soon be available on additional platforms. The site was designed and developed by Red Interactive Agency,

28 Songs That Should Have Been On the Twilight: ( or Maybe a True Blood ?) Soundtrack

The Twilight Saga's soundtracks have been mostly impressive. You can say what you want about the movies sucking it hardcore (vampires playing baseball, really?), but the soundtracks feature some surprisingly good tracks from bands like Fanfarlo, Band of Horses, Justin Vernon, and Florence and the Machine.

Good indie bands right? Well, that's great, but we think they missed a few.

In fact, we think they missed about 28 songs that could have kicked werewolf ass on the best-selling-OMG!-inducing soundtrack ever.

Read the full 28-song heavy list after the jump...

1. TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
2. Les Savy Fav - "What Would Wolves Do?"
3. Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
4. Def Leppard - "Love Bites"
5. Concrete Blonde - "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)"
6. 30 Rock/Tracy Morgan - "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"
7. Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead"
8. The Misfits - "Vampira"
9. Roky Erickson - "Night of the Vampire"

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The fur flies and fangs come out as 'True Blood' returns

Great article from Chicago Tribune

Bonus: Your "True Blood" scorecard

Here is a cheat sheet that may help you keep track of some of the characters introduced in the new season (and don't read on unless you want to see a few mildly spoilery factoids about Season 3 characters):

  • Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare): He lives in Gothic luxury in Mississippi, which is only fitting, given that he's the vampire king of that state.
  • Alcide (Joe Maganiello): A werewolf with a protective side.
  • Talbot (Theo Alexander): Edgington's consort.
  • Ruby Jean Reynolds (Alfre Woodard): Lafayette's mother.
  • Coot (Grant Bowler): A tough werewolf.
  • Jesus Velasquez (Kevin Alejandro): Someone Lafayette gets to know.
  • Franklin Mott (James Frain): A mysterious vampire who arrives in Bon Temps.
  • Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman): Sam's long-lost brother (J. Smith Cameron and Cooper Huckabee play his parents).
  • Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan): Alcide's ex-girlfriend.
  • Holly (Lauren Bowles): A new Merlotte's waitress.
  • Crystal (Lindsay Pulsipher): A mysterious out-of-towner who connects with Jason.
Previously introduced "True Blood" characters include the people mentioned in the review above (Sookie, Bill, Tara, Jason, Eric, Sam, Lafayette, Arlene, Terry and Jessica), as well as:
  • Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer): A Bon Temps detective.
  • Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack): Jessica's would-be boyfriend.
  • Bud Dearborne (William Sanderson): The local sheriff.
  • Lorena Krasiki (Mariana Klaveno): Bill's maker.
  • Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten): Eric's right-hand woman.
  • Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood): The vampire queen of Louisiana.

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Bite me Fangs are out in Season 3 of True Blood

LOVE this photo !
Here's your first look, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, at sexy Sookie and her boys -- back for a new season of "True Blood."

The eagerly-anticipated third season of the HBO hit kicks off Sunday with waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, center) desperately seeking her missing fiance, the 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer, right, to whom Paquin is betrothed in real-life).

In the episode titled "Bad Blood," Sookie turns to bad boy Viking vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard, left) -- the sheriff of the local vampires -- for help in finding the wayward Bill.
True Blood L-R: Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer
Entertainment Weekly/Ben Watts
True Blood L-R: Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

Sam Trammell
Rutina Wesley
Joe Manganiello

Meanwhile, human detective Andy Bellefleur urges Sookie's brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) not to cut and run; Tara Thornton searches out a way to recover from her boyfriend's murder; and shapeshifter Sam Merlotte gets in touch with some old acquaintances.

Twelve new episodes are scheduled to air this summer.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Play

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