Stephen Moyer stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this week to talk about his new movie, The Caller, but not before Jimmy squeezed in a few questions about True Blood. Moyer (in that charming British accent of his) talked about how that naked Rolling Stone covercame about last year and made a joke about the precarious placement of his wife, Anna Paquin, and Alexander Skarsgard. He also commented on what it's like to watch Eric and Sookie together on screen and said that there might be nothing left to do on True Blood for season five. Watch!
This is the first time since the True Blood series started 4 years ago that they haven't filmed any of of this season's episodes ( at least we've not see them so far) here in the South. (Texas, Louisiana or Mississippi )
I wonder why .. ?
I know you'll remember that in Season 3, they filmed the great Russell Edgington mansion scenes in Mississippi. In Season 2, they filmed the Maryann wrecked Bon Temps and the Bill kidnapping in Louisiana and the Godric burning scene here in Dallas. And of course in Season 1 there was tons of scenes filmed in and around Shreveport and in central Louisiana.
Sookie's house (external) and cemetery have always existed as facades in Malibu, Merlottes's bar sits on Warner Brother's back lot and Fangtasia is really a bar in Long Beach but the exteriors for downtown Bon Temps, Jason's and Bill's house all really exist and those scenes were all originally filmed in Louisiana.
I have been to these locations... check out posts below.
I love when they get off the LA movie studio back lots and near LA locations and really film in the south. I think spending the extra time and money to film here has added lots of authenticity to the series and I hope they get back to filming down here soon, ya'll.
I have lots of blog posts about behind the scenes filming and I have visited most of the filming locations.