Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Big Casting News Tuesday!

Ausiello is making up for leaving me flat earlier this year.
Thoughts? Happy Lowe is getting what appears to be a major storyline — not to mention a new big-name co-star?
True Blood‘s fourth season hasn’t even gotten underway yet and already Alan Ball is making plans for a likely fifth — big plans.
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that tube MVP Scott Foley is joining the cast in a major recurring role that will kick off in the Season 4 finale and, assuming the show gets renewed (duh, it will), continue into Season 5.
The Felicity and Unit alum — who spent a good part of last season playing husband to Kim Raver’s Teddy on Grey’s Anatomy — will tackle the role of Patrick, a tough and ruggedly attractive old army buddy of Terry’s (Todd Lowe) who pays him a visit.The gig is not expected to derail Foley’s expected return to Grey’s this fall since his TB debut is slated to shoot later this month and the ABC hit doesn’t resume production until July.

 The Nesters found more casting info on Antonia, I thought she was Marnie's possessor and it looks like I might be right on one thing. Ironically it's about an Antonia! Original article is from Wetpaint, where there's more on her casting process. I wonder if she was burned as a witch, she says she'll set the show on fire?
Does waiting suck so much that you just can’t take it anymore? We get it. Luck for you, Wetpaint has exclusive scoop on True Blood newest super natural Antonia — straight from the luscious lips of the actress who plays her! Check out what Paola Turbay has to say about her character and learn a few secrets about the season of the witch!
Wetpaint: We know True Blood keeps its spoilers under lock and key, but tell us a little bit about Antonia’s character and what’s coming up for her in season 4.

Paola Turbay: You know what, I can’t say anything! The only thing I can say is that she’s a witch from the 17th century, so she’s around creating terrible situations. Her presence is really going to put the show on fire.

From Xfinitytv, Happy Birthday to Carrie!
Carrie Preston Promises Funny, Evil (?) Baby Moments
By Carrie Borzillo!
Among the big questions for Season 4 of “True Blood,” which premieres Sunday, June 26 on HBO (immediately after you can watch the second episode on xfinityTV.com and on your iPad or iPhone with the Xfinity TV app one week before it airs on TV), are: Who is Sookie Stackhouse hooking up with? What are the witches up to? Is the fairy world all that it’s cracked up to be? And, of course, is Arlene’s baby evil?We can take a bite out of the last question as Carrie Preston, who plays the show’s comic-relief character in fiery redhead Arlene, chatted with xfinityTV recently to talk about the baby, Arlene and Terry’s surprise, and just why she hasn’t done a steamy sex scene yet.
Does the mystery of the whether or not the baby (whose biological father is serial killer Rene) is evil get answered sooner than later?
Preston: Well, you know, Arlene is still struggling with the same fears she had about the baby last season, only they’ve gotten even bigger.
She seems downright petrified and paranoid. Is that still the case?
Preston: Yeah, she comes from a pretty black and white way of thinking and in her mind, if the father of the child is an evil serial killer it doesn’t bode well for the child – the sins of the father. It was the last thing she expected … just when she thought life was looking good with Terry, who’s totally devoted to her, after Rene, and there it is. Now she has what she thinks is an insurmountable challenge. So we do pick up where we left off with that same trepidation.
Does this go on all season or do we get some answers quickly?
Preston: You’ll be satisfied early on and then new questions will arise. So many questions are answered in the first episode, so I can’t wait for fans to see it. It’s hard not to be able to talk about it.
What else is happening with Arlene and Terry?
Preston: It’s really exciting because Arlene and Terry are coming face to face with something we’ve never even seen on the show. There’s something new that comes in.
Something, supernatural?
Preston: I can’t say anything. But we haven’t seen it before.
Is it good or bad?
Preston: I can’t say!
With Arlene’s trepidation over the baby, is it hard for her to be a good mother?
Preston: She’s a very protective mother. She might be a little more narrow-minded, but she has never indicated that she doesn’t care about her kids. She puts them first, and I don’t think that fundamental instinct is ever going to go away with her.
I anticipate some funny moments with the baby.
Preston: It is a fun storyline. There will be a lot of funny moments and those will come pretty quickly. Arlene is responsible for serving up the comedy on the show and that doesn’t go away. But what has been exciting for me is the writers continue to give her more dramatic and deeper things to deal with as the series has gone on and that is true for Season 4 as well. I love doing comedy, but it’s nice to balance it out with something a little more real.
We haven’t seen Arlene in any steamy sex scenes yet. Do you want to do that?
Preston: No. No. It’s not like that. Honestly, I think they just don’t give the sex scenes to the funny people.
Do you want them to write one for you?
Preston: You know, it’s okay for me. I’m not uncomfortable with that. I’m sure I would be fine with it. But I’m okay with the way they portray my relationship with Terry. There’s an innocence about it.
Looks like Arlene and Terry are still going strong.
Preston: It’s so nice the way they had Terry respond when Arlene told him she’s pregnant. He was immediately, ‘I will raise that child as my own.’ That is something that neither one of them wants to jeopardize. So that was a very good sign that things are going to continue to be strong between the two of them.
After having gone to a witch to try to abort her baby last season, does Arlene have more involvement with the witches?
Preston: This is definitely the season of the witches. They are around and powerful.

Some slight spoilery things from a good interview with Stephen from Hero Complex blog at the LATimes, read the whole thing at the link.

True Blood’s’ Stephen Moyer: Sookie and Eric romance will be ‘great for the show

If you’re talking about “True Blood,” it’s the inevitable question that arises — Team Bill or Team Eric? The vampires duel for the affections of telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) on the HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris‘ bestselling novels, and each has his loyal core of supporters. But Stephen Moyer, who plays Southern gentleman vampire Bill Compton and is married to Paquin, insists that, off screen, there’s no animosity between Alexander Skarsgard, the towering Swedish actor who portrays VikingEric Northman, and himself. In fact, he believes that the romance that might be brewing between the two blonds could inject new life into the already vibrant show, which returns for its fourth season June 26. Moyer recently spoke to Hero Complex contributor Gina McIntyreabout the appeal of the Alan Ball-created series and the enduring appeal of all things vampire — even “Twilight” — hinting, too, about what audiences might expect from Bill in the coming weeks.
GM: What’s your take on the potential Sookie-Eric romance that seems to be brewing this year? Do you and Alexander Skarsgard have a friendly set rivalry?
SM: I’m sure you’d love me to tell you that we loathe each other and we fight every day, but if you came to the set, you’d just see us having lunch, laughing, the three of us. There’s not really a story there. But we are interested in how the show works, and we are very much into helping the show move along. I went up to him at the beginning of the season, and I just went, look, I want you to do your job to the absolute best of your ability, and I will not be around when you have to do that stuff. I don’t want you to feel like you’re looking over your shoulder and there’s me at the monitor going, get your hands off her! It’s absolutely not how we roll. Me and him are mates. I think it’s great for the show, I think the fans who have been waiting for that stuff to happen will be very pleased with the way it plays out. But as I said earlier, it doesn’t always go necessarily the way you want it to. That’s what’s great about the show.
Well Hello Sailor, I mean Viking-

Slightly different, Tara has a wand, how Harry Potter of her.

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