Monday, July 25, 2011

The Shallow Gene Pool of Hot Shot

There's got to be were-panthers somewhere else that aren't so bloody pathetic. 

So the baby Sheriff is a vampire hoodlum? Wha? Got to be more to it for him to be in a position of power.
From EW's Inside TV

'True Blood': Aaron Perilo, one of the new sheriffs in town, talks character's 'Fight Club' connection

by Mandi Bierly
Image Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO
On this week’s True Blood, we met the other four vampire sheriffs of Louisiana when King Bill summoned them to discuss their witch problem. One of the vampires, Blackburn (pictured), is played by Aaron Perilo, who celebrated his debut by watching the show with friends — a circle of dedicated True Blood fans. (They hushed the fool who “Ooh!”ed when he made his first appearance, he reports. There is no talking during True Blood.) Though Perilo is under the usual cast orders to stay spoiler-free, here’s what we gleaned from our chat this morning:
• Blackburn has been an acquaintance of Bill and Eric’s for “a very long time,” and he’s friends with Eric (at least the one who’d remember him). He doesn’t have a job in the human world, and “he doesn’t really care too much about the human race,” Perilo says.
• At his wardrobe fittings, Perilo was told Blackburn’s style was being based on Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt’s character in Fight Club. “I was like, ‘Okay. I don’t think you can get much cooler than that. So I’m okay with that,’” he laughs. “That seems pretty badass.” For his part, he drew inspiration from a couple of hoodlums from his hometown, Omaha. “I feel like [Blackburn] is a little bit of a lower-denominator type,” he says. “He’s very animalistic.”
• Blackburn will get blood on his hands. Perilo won’t say when, but don’t look for it in the next episode — he’s not in it. (He’ll appear in four more episodes this season.) For those wondering, actors auditioning to play vampires on True Blood are not asked to simulate a bite during their reading. “That would be really funny. No, I think they just trust your biting skills,” he says. He will admit to biting into a lot of apples for practice, and to wearing his fangs pretty much his entire first day on set just to get used to speaking with them in, which he’d been warned would be difficult. “You do have a little bit of a lisp, and that’s the last thing you want. It’s a very unintimidating thing to have a vampire lisp,” he says.
One of his biggest surprises on set: “The blood doesn’t taste very good. You’ve got to do some serious acting for that. It’s not the O-negative I’m used to,” he jokes. “I don’t know what it’s made of, but it tastes like concentrated plum juice. 
Ryan Kwanten a.k.a Jason Stackhouse on HBO’s True Blood was on hand for other panels including that for his film Knights of Badassdom. During an often-hilarious press conference, Kwanten found time to discuss his TV day job a bit as a possible werepanther:
“I think Jason is having a relatively rough time dealing with the fact that he doesn’t have any superhero powers at all. I think it’s almost comical the fact that he doesn’t because I think of anyone on the show, he wants it more than anyone and the fact that he can’t is kind of funny.” The Examiner

Sam, the morph-master, words of wisdom, "Gators love marshmallows" Learn it, know it, live it.

"I wish I was the Moon" 
‘If you ever loved me, you won’t hurt him.’

It seems that Bill isn’t too worried what his former lover thinks and orders his staff to restrain Eric with silver chains.
He later recommends to Nan that ‘Sheriff Northman’ faces the true death, which we just know won’t go down well with Bon Temps’ favourite psychic.
“I don’t expect mercy,” Eric mutters when Bill is about to carry through on his execution.
“I Wish I Was the Moon” will air Sunday, July 31 at 9 P.M on HBO. Season four will air in the UK in 2012.

Brian and Andy's First Blog As Married Folk, Congratulations!

Kristin @Comic-Con for OTRC
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Joe Manganiello was on Access Hollywood today, the video is at the link

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
“True Blood’s” Sookie may have her hands full at the moment on the HBO drama, repairing her broken heart, while falling for amnesiac vampire Eric Northman – but a romance with hunky werewolf Alcide could be in the cards says Joe Manganiello.
“Well, they’re teasing it a bit,” Joe said on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live, with Billy Bush and guest host, “Private Practice” star Kate Walsh.
“Obviously my character’s very close and she (Sookie, played by Anna Paquin) has stuff going on with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) right now, but as you can see from the last episode, the ghost of her grandmother channeled through this medium and told her to not give her heart to the guy she may be falling in love with,” Joe continued. “So obviously, the door’s still open.”
In one of the fan-favorite moments of the season so far, which aired just two weeks ago, Alcide helped Sookie after Eric drank a fairy to death and the vampire went swimming in the lake — in direct sunlight. The episode had Joe stripping down to shift into his wolf form, prompting Billy to ask if werewolves wear skivvies.
“We had long talks about whether werewolves wear underwear or not,” Joe laughed. “[In] our character research, we decided that, no, they don’t.
“I was actually wearing what we refer to as ‘the sock’ there,” Joe added of his “True Blood” scene, which saw him removing his blue jeans as part of his character’s transformation into the beast.
“The Sock” – which men on “True Blood” and other programs wear to maintain some on-set modesty – has actually become quite an important garment, as Billy found out.
“Is it better wearing the sock or without?” Billy asked.
“Before I got on to the show, there were actually people on the show who didn’t wear the sock. But, I guess for health purposes we all have to wear the sock,” Joe said.
While the clothing item protects his modesty, it doesn’t exactly instill confidence when Joe has to work alongside a real wolf on set – a creature known to weigh as much as 175 lbs.
“Here’s the thing, when the wolf is present and they bring them out on big thick chains… My brother jokingly said he was gonna sneak into my trailer and switch out my sock for a sausage casing,” Joe laughed.
“But there’s literally a trainer standing in back of me, waving raw meat at this thing to get it to look at me… and I’m naked,” he added.

                                                                              Little Mikey, so cute, little Cap and all.

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