Will they or won’t they? Or perhaps more importantly, when will they? That’s the question that fans of HBO’s True Blood often wonder about the complicated relationship between Alexander Skarsgard’s Eric Northman and series heroine Sookie Stackhouse. But a caveat for fans of Charlaine Harris’ novels: Skarsgard says just because you’ve read the infamous Book 4 doesn’t mean you know how Season 4 of HBO’s smash hit series will play out. The Swedish heartthrob sat down with TVLine’s Michael Ausiello at our Comic-Con interview suite to discuss the Eric-Sookie dynamic, the experience of interacting with rabid fans, and the importance of maintaining his character’s integrity in Season 4 — despite a pesky spell that’s wreaked havoc on his personality.TVline also has a video Ball interview, here's the tease which you can watch it at the link-
Is True Blood about to turn the Bill-Sookie-Eric triangle into a threesome?
That’s the first thought that crossed my mind when I eyed this provocative teaser for the HBO drama’s Aug. 21 episode: “Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where there’s room for both Bill and Eric.”
Does that mean what I think it means? You better believe I dropped that exact question on exec producer Alan Ball’s lap when he visited TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite Friday afternoon. And while I was at it, I also pumped Bon Temps’ puppet master for scoop on the burgeoning romance between Jessica and Jason and just how high this season’s body count would climb.
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Skarsgardfans has caps already!
I hope this is some spirit relation to Lafayette who can help our Lala with these crazy witches.
Reminds me too much of Lorena, this Marnie crew has to go, who wants weakened vamps on True Blood?
If Antonia is so powerful you'd think she'd have avoided that pyre. There must be a reason, right?
Look at wacko all floaty, maybe she'll fall and squish Holly.
Comic-Con 2011: 'True Blood' cast on wild fans, wild season, geeky interestsSo far, the cast of True Blood has been having a bloody good time at Comic-Con. So when they stopped by EW’s VIP lounge, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Alexander Skarsgard, Alan Ball, Kevin Alejandro, and Nelsan Ellis talked about the weirdest things they’ve done for fans, and what geeky interests they have bitten into at the convention. (One cast member is obsessed with The Vampire Diaries. You may be surprised to learn which one!) And those True Blood fans might want to bite into the second part of EW’s two-part interview, during which the second half of the cast — Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Deborah Ann Woll, Anna Paquin, and Rutina Wesley — discuss whether Bill and Sookie will ever happen, cage-fighting, and male nudity.
The Vault's Youtube channel has the EW interview-
Jethro Nededog of THR has 15 of the juiciest spoilers and greatest moments of the TB panel.
1. The two sides of Sookie? Paquin says that Eric (Skarsgard) was right when he said there’s two versions of her. “Yeah, there’s definitely a very sweet little girl,” she says. “And then there’s the part of her that has really dirty vampire sex at night.”
2. Bill should have known better. In the last episode, it was revealed that Bill had sex with his great-great-great-great granddaughter. To which Moyer says, “Bill should have really done more research.”
3. Jessica and Jason going to get busy? After Jessica gave Jason (Kwanten) her blood to heal him from the wounds received at Hot Shot, there’s going to be some attraction between the two. “We all know what happens when someone drinks a vampire’s blood,” Woll says. “But I’m more interested in seeing what happens when it wears off.”
4. Is Arlene’s baby evil!? Ball asked the audience if they really thought Arlene’s cute baby is evil. To which, one audience member screamed out to a shocked Ball, “Kill that baby!” Ball says the evil lies within the doll. “We will find out what it is about that doll that makes it creepy," he says. "And it's something very creepy when you find out what it is.” Well, we guess it’s going to be creepy.
5. The famous Eric-Sookie shower scene. Confirmed. Kind of. We don’t read the books, but we also don’t live under a rock. In the Charlaine Harris books, there’s some kind of shower scene that all the readers are waiting eagerly for. Ball says, “There will be a moment in the show when Sookie and Eric will be in a shower. It may not be exactly what happened in the books. It may be weirder and dirtier.”
6. One person’s disturbing is another person’s favorite. When asked what their favorite moments of this season so far are, Ball answered the multiple rapings of Jason by the werepanther women. And while you may have been disturbed by that moment, Kwanten agreed. “It’s nice to get that human contact now and again,” he jokes (we hope). “It’s a bizarre sense of therapy for me.”
7. The “sausage party” by the lake. Paquin refers to the scene in the last episode, which she shares with a naked, swimming Skarsgard and a naked growling Joe Manganiello as the “sausage party.” “I’m 5-4 and ¾ and Joe Manganiello is a foot taller than me. So, let’s just say that proportion wise, when I turn around and look at him… from the professional side it’s very awkward.”
8. A Pam and Tara hookup? Of course, this story line has only been made possible by the fact that Tara (Wesley) has gone lesbian this season. So, is it possible that Tara and omnisexual Pam are going to get it on? Bauer says, “I can’t wait to hear this.” But, it seems that the pairing isn’t currently on Ball’s radar.
9. The making of Pam. Ball says that we won’t see how Eric became Pam’s maker. Well, not until Season 5.
10. Who would Lafayette choose between Bill, Eric, and Alcide? Ellis says he’s happy with Lafayette’s current love, Jesus (Alejandro). Yet, just as the audience is in mid-aw, Ellis says, “Shoot, I'd date all four of them.” To which Ball responds, “That's season 6.”
11. Sookie’s Fairy Godmother is dead. Now what? This was very interesting. We saw Eric drain Claudette dry two episodes ago, but does that mean she’s gone? According to Ball, “If you’ve read the books, you know fairies are born in litters and they’re identical.”
12. Book timeline vs. Series timeline. An audience member comments that the series seems to be burning right through the timeline of the books and wonders how they’ll sustain the series once they've surpassed the books. Ball says that the series will become less and less like the books as the seasons progress.
13. Hooligans? Again, we haven’t read the books, but apparently there’s an establishment called Hooligans. Ball on whether it will appear in the series: “It may not have the same name, but there will be a business venture that involves people of both sexes taking their clothes off for some kind of supernatural purpose in Season 5.”
14. And we’re not done with the supernatural population boom. “Well, I do believe that we will see spirits without bodies,” Ball describes. “Whether you want to call them ghosts or not. We are seeing glimpses of a particular kind of brujo-based freakish creature-slash-demon-slash-something that we’ll see a lot more of this year. And we’re starting storylines for Season 5 and we’re researching new kinds of supernatural creatures you may not have seen before.”
15. Flying and flashbacks, these are a couple of Skarsgard’s favorite things. The actor says he just enjoyed doing the flying scenes and says of the flashbacks that "you get to learn a lot more about Eric and Bill, where they come from and why they’re like what they are today.”
I love when they realize they can see the cast during the signing.