Monday, September 10, 2012

Kickstarting the Bloody Hiatus

Did you all laugh at Bill puffing out his chest in this scene? I know you did.
Yesterday I'mhereforSookie's Ann Marie and myself were saying we thought Anna  had the babes already from a pic dumbass Mario Lavandiera posted saying she was hiding her baby bump. She did, so Congrats to Stephen and Anna!
Access Hollywood said this- Anna Paquin and her “True Blood” husband and co-star, Stephen Moyer, are celebrating the arrival of their twins.
“We can confirm that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently welcomed their twins into the world,” reps for the couple told People. “The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed.”
At the premiere of "What Maisie Knew" the NY Times asked for questions for Alexander Skarsgard's Red Carpet interview. Here's the answers-
Q.I was really struck by the different physical characterizations of Lincoln and Eric after attending [Friday's] premiere of “What Maisie Knew,” and having just finished watching the season finale of “True Blood.” What discussions or collaborations are involved in determining the physical presence and representation of a character? — Ellen C, Toronto
A.To me, it’s all about inspiration. What gets me creatively excited is a challenge. There’s gotta be a discovery. When I read a script and have my first interaction with this character, do I feel like there’s something I’m gonna learn here? If I feel like it’s something I’ve done before, then what’s the incentive for me to do it? That’s why, after playing Eric Northman for seven months shooting a season, I don’t want to play Eric Northman in a movie, but just without fangs. I want to try new things.
Q.Wondering if you are in interested in doing a comedy? — Gina Bianchin, Chicago
A. Yeah, absolutely. I’ve done that in Sweden before. My first film out here was actually a comedy, “Zoolander,” many years ago. I had a small part in that. But I’d love that. It’s different, and something I haven’t done in a while. 
Photos via ZIMBIO Todd Oren/Getty Images North America, HBO, Skarsgardfans
Q.Concerning your career: Who would you love to work with? Do you think you will ever direct a movie? — Elaine, Nashville
A.Isabelle Huppert, the French actress. She’s amazing. And I’ve directed a bit in Sweden. I wrote and directed a short film a couple of years ago. It’s called “To Kill a Child.” Very uplifting (laughs). It’s based on a short story about a car accident and a man kills a child. My kid brother who is now 17, but he was 8 when we shot it, plays the little kid in the movie. I want to do more. It’s just about finding the right project and, obviously, timing.
Q.If you had the opportunity to play any of the characters that your father has played in any of his films, what would it be and why? — Mar, Mexico City
A.Maybe “The Simple-Minded Murderer,” a Swedish film he did years ago. That’s a really, really good role. Also “Breaking the Waves” is definitely up there.
Q.What are your favorite things about Sweden that you can’t get in the States?— Jasmine, Omaha
A.The most obvious answer is: the reason I go home is family. But also, I’ve been in L.A. for 8 years, so all my memories there are from being an adult; oh, I went to that restaurant with that friend. In Stockholm, it goes deeper because when I walk down the streets, every single street corner will mean something. There will be a history there. There’s a connection to my childhood there. It means so much to me to go home and relive all those memories.
Q.Do you feel the public perception of you as a sex symbol impacts your real life relationships in either a positive or negative way? — Jacqueline Haun, Lawrenceville, N.J.
A.No, I never Google myself or read blogs about me. I’m scared, I wouldn’t want to do that and don’t think that would be good for me. In terms of jobs, I’m an actor. There’s gotta be depth there. I’d never say yes to something just to play the hot guy. That’s not what I’m interested in. Creatively that’s not fun for me.
Q.You’ve played many roles in adaptations of novels. Do you have any favorite books that you would love to act in the adaptation of?— Fiona, Sydney, Australia
A.There’s that I really like and it might happen, but I don’t know yet. So it’s difficult to talk about that one. But “Lolita” is one of my favorite novels. But there’s already two special film versions of that, so…
Q.Would like to know which of the characters that Mr. Skarsgard has played has been the most challenging and why?— Katerina, Ont., Canada
A.Brad Colbert in “Generation Kill.” It was my first big role in the States. It was a very intense experience. We shot it for seven months in the Kalahari desert. It’s about the war in Iraq, not the politics of it, but about the men and women there on the ground. So I just think I felt the weight of that and the importance of getting it right.
Q.How difficult is it to develop the accent and body language of another culture? As an American, I am especially interested in the ease, or difficulty, of ‘becoming American’. — Pat, Eugene, Ore.
A.I come up with thousands of ideas, from how he speaks, what his posture is, how he walks. And then 99% will be crap. But then you filter it and you find the little things that you actually like, once you’ve thought about it for a while. And that’s how you start finding the character.
TIFF PARTY: Artists for Peace and Justice Luncheon, Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd and his brother, Bill, who is also an actor. (Image: Erin Simkin) more at link.
Campblood is back! Read more at the site.
Blood Work! “True Blood” Recap 5.12: A Merkin Horror Story
Some say the world will end in fire, others in ice. If this season’s Blood Work! finale is any indication, both might be a little bit right – because the signature cocktail of The Rapture is officially CAJUN MARGARITAS.
In Danish but you can make out a lot of this.

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