With filming of the final season of True Blood now in full swing, I’ve decided to give a little update on what the good people from Bon Temps have been up to this week. This may become a regular thing that I do but that will depend on how much news continues to float around. I appreciate these kinds of posts aren’t for everyone but for those of us who are still loathed to let go, it could be good therapy for us to share the build up to the grand finale as closely with the cast and crew as we can!
One of my favourite True Blood actresses Carrie Preston has been speaking to the media this week, and naturally the topic of the final season came up. Carrie revealed that episodes 1 and 2 are currently being shot simultaneously.
“I have a real good idea of it,” she tells Zap2it at the premiere of HBO’s “Looking.” “They’ve shown us a handful of the scripts already, and we’re shooting the first two. We’re on the train and it’s going to be a thrilling ride. … In true ‘True Blood’ fashion, we pick up right where we left off and we keep going at a million miles an hour.”
Just because Preston has been playing Arlene since “True Blood” premiered in 2008 doesn’t mean that she’s going to try to give her say in how the waitress-turned-restaurant owner’s story comes to an end.
“I always trust the writers,” Preston tells us. “Obviously the show has done really well because they’ve created this universe and these characters and they’ve married them with the actors, and so it’s been such a great experience and I would never second guess them at this point. I’m like, ‘Alright, bring us on home.’”
The full video interview is here at Zap2it
Kristin Bauer van Straten and Sam Trammell attended the opening night of “An Iliad” in Santa Monica, to support Denis O’Hare’s one-man show.
And several cast members were out and about on Golden Globe Night at the HBO After Party.
According to IMDb Massi Furlan has been cast as Nizor in episode 1 “Jesus gonna be here”. This is the guy who is going to be playing Vampire Russian Roulette.
For those of you concerned that Alexander Skarsgard in not back full-time on the True Blood set just yet, hopefully you will breath a little easier at the news that Joe Manganiello has been at Sundance and Ryan Kwanten was in New Orleans earlier this week.
Finally it seems that naked Alexander Skarsgard just won’t go away, probably because no one wants him to. And I feel it is my sworn duty as an intellectual and articulated blogger to continue to share him with you.
His latest appearance is in the digital issue of US Weekly. (Pic by alexskarsgard.net)