Friday, August 22, 2014

Fangovering the Final Season of True Blood Week 10

                 Started the week off early, again I made that last fango post ridiculously long.
The Swede's birthday is August 25, he's celebrating having a separate storyline most of the final season. Happy Birthday!
All the short character vids from HBO's IG on one page.

                          Anna Camp tweeted her and Alex's stunt double pics.
From the HBO Emmy party,Twatlips looks so beautiful.
Tweeted by Bajen Fans, captioned-Hope, despair, anxiety and joy.
 Denis O'Hare is in a new film,

If you thought exploring ancient pyramids might be fun, the first trailer for 20th Century Fox found footage horror movie “The Pyramid” will make you think again.
The Dec. 5 release follows a team of U.S. archaeologists entering a newly discovered pyramid in Egypt, and then getting stuck inside. Like familiar set ups, including “The Descent” and “Quarantine,” they're not alone. In fact, hieroglyphics warn the pyramid is actually “a labyrinth built with the purpose of keeping whatever is inside from escaping.” More at The Wrap.

Interview with Charlaine about the show at Vulture-
Was there ever a character depiction they surprised or delighted you with, by transforming what you did in the books?Oh, for sure, Lafayette! Nelsan [Ellis]: Why he hasn't gotten an Emmy, I don't know. He was robbed. He's brilliant, and he gave that character so much that was never in the books. People say, "Well, you killed him off in the books!" And I say, "Yeah, but he wasn't the same Lafayette!" He's much more fabulous in the TV show, and Nelsan gave him dimension and life and incredible lovable-ness that helped a lot of people relate to a character that they might not have related to in real life. There was just so much to him. He did deal drugs, but he was also a loving person. He was loyal to his family. He dabbled in magic. There's a big system of checks and balances with Lafayette to make him seem [like] a real person. How could he not be your favorite? He was written beautifully.

Kristin talks the finale at True to the End-
It's amazing to contrast this final scene with Pam's first appearance this season, where she's devastated and playing Russian roulette.
Pam had a great season. I got to play every color. I started as vulnerable and desperate as any person could ever be. Pam ends up better than she started. She's got money, she's got Eric, and justice is done.
One of my favorite things is to watch Westerns, especially John Wayne's films. I enjoy that Pam has a little bit of that "Old West" mentality. She doesn't call the police. She takes matters into her own hands.

                      More behind the scenes from Lauren Bowles twitter.
These 2 had fun with their last scenes, lucky them, from Will Yun Lee's twitter.
I'm not linking any of Buckner's interviews from his many excuses tour, though you should read them. They are so full of holes and if he says they didnt have time again we all need to shout that 7 years to plan an ending is plenty long.
Vanity Fair ranks the 10 best characters-
When True Blood premiered back in 2008 it captured the nation’s attention. By the end of the first season, Alan Ball’s unlikely follow-up to the moody Six Feet Under was a bona fide hit that delivered weekly doses of campy gore, sexual tension, and blatant political agenda. True Blood launched careers, sold books, and helped drive the vampire-obsessed pop culture we still see today. Just the ratings peaked back in Season 4 and the show has lost some of its bite, that doesn’t mean that its cultural relevance should be ignored.
Yes this final season has been bumpy, to say the least, and it lost sight of what made the show so fun to begin with. Chalk it up to hanging around too long (what show can stay fresh after seven seasons?), or chalk it up to the Ball’s departure after Season 5, but something’s missing. And as we prepare to say goodbye to Bon Temps in the show’s series finale tonight on HBO, it’s clear that the entire plot is boiling down to a long farewell between Sookie and Bill. But though they are the main characters, they were never really the heart of the show, were they? And the lack of proper love for side characters (Was Sam Merlotte really written off in a flashback? Do we care at all about the Big Bad this season?) may be what’s wrong with True Blood’s last gasp. So if you can’t bring yourself to say goodbye to the show in its current incarnation, then at least say goodbye to these 10 characters. They deserve your love and will be missed.More

 Adina Porter attends the HBO Luxury Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel  via Zimbio
Love Sam's new look
 Sam Trammell, Kristin Bauer van Straten and GBK CEO Gavin Keilly attend the GBK Productions Luxury Lounge honoring the best in TV held at LErmitage via Zimbio
                          Alex's GoodBye is up too, filmed a while back by his hair length
                                           They just added Joe's Goodbye to HBO's IG.
Stephen Moyer talked to The Hollywood Reporter about Beeeel-
The vampire's fate is one of the biggest questions heading into this weekend's series finale. The previous episode brought him to Sookie's (Anna Paquin) door to explain his decision not to cure his Hep-V—a choice that surprised Moyer to begin with, he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
"I had a slight issue with it, because I couldn't understand why he would go to the storeroom to Fangtasia and then say no," he says. "Ultimately, he goes because he wants to do right by Sookie. His decision to not turn around then and there is his going along with what Sookie has tried to make happen, and it's really only when he’s right there that he thinks, 'no.'"
Who is Bill this season?
This year, I think that the writers wanted to create an essence of that first season, that first couple of seasons where the show was smaller, wasn't as multi-story-layered, and one of the things they did with Bill to make that happen was a sort of an echoing of his past. When he loses the power, all his powers, and he can no longer daywalk and everything is gone, he gets reset in a way. There was a really nice scene in episode one of this season that we cut out — it was Andy [Chris Bauer] and Bill driving in the car, and Bill is talking about this fact that he feels different, that he can kind of sense that there is something different about him. He's thinking about the past, and one of the nice things it did was set up the idea that we were going to start seeing echoes of him.
Is there a common thread through his storyline?
I think the common thread that sort of runs through him is this desire to recapture his humanity, to find his what it was that made his heart beat. I think in that way he differs from most vampires, because vampires in their very essence are superior to humans, and this is why to other vampires he feels like an anomaly. I think that to other vampires the thought of wanting to go back to this weakness is insane, it doesn't make sense. It's frustrating that he feels like, "I am of this nature, I am of this frailty, and I want to rekindle that somehow." More

                                                 The cast thank yous on HBO's IG
Zap2It talked to Deborah Ann Woll about her reunion with Hoyt-
Zap2it: Were you surprised that it ended up being Jessica and Hoyt who were soulmates -- or as close to soulmates as can exist on "True Blood"?
Deborah Ann Woll: Yeah, I was surprised. I had sort of been going down another track in terms of my thoughts about the character and where we were headed, and so it took me a bit by surprise too. But I also had a little bit of earlier notice. The showrunner [Brian Buckner] had spoken to me about his thoughts about doing that, but I didn't know how it would happen. In true "True Blood" fashion, it happened very quickly. I was definitely surprised. I don't know if I would say "soulmates." I think Jessica's had a lot of contenders. That was what was fun about it, that kind of kept us guessing, is that there were a lot people she could have been with.
At what point in production did you know this was the direction Jessica was heading in?
I knew generally the direction they wanted to take before we started shooting -- generally that he was coming back and there was romance involved. What I didn't know was sort of what form that would take; whether it was going to be a love triangle or whether that was end game or what.
It was a bit of a red herring too that Jason and Jessica had another hookup before the end. Was that important fan service to get in there before she ended up with Hoyt?
I think it's important to show how much Jessica and Jason mean to one another. The scene in the car in episode 8 between Jessica and Jason is one of my favorites. I think that in another world, in another story, that could have worked. I think that they are really good for each other and I think that they love each other and I think they're good friends. Just because of the story and the way that things went down, she ended up with Hoyt, but I think that it was important to show we all have a huge capacity for love, and I don't think there's anything wrong with feeling love for many, many people. I think she loves Bill, I think she loves Andy and Adilyn, I think she loves Sookie, and I think she loves Jason, and I think she loves Hoyt. The way things happened and at this point in her life, Hoyt is the person that she wanted to be with. More

The Hollywood Reporter takes us shopping with Audrey Fisher- More at the link.

She is so talented, she will do well going forward after the show.
Back to his brown hair, he was blonde on Summerland too so this a big change Via Zimbio

one more SDCC video.

Doing La bare PR.

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