Sunday
May132012

Explosive Season 5 Trailer

Got 'True Blood?' Stick your fangs into a sizzling trailer for Season 5.

Thursday
May102012

Stephen Moyer Behind the Camera

By Gianna Sobol

You may have already heard that Stephen Moyer is trying his hand at directing this season, taking the reins of episode 8 (written by Mark Hudis). I asked Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin, what it’s like to work with Moyer in such a different capacity and he had quite a bit to say:

"It's clear Stephen has a deep appreciation for these characters and a need to dig into things a little deeper than usual to find the truth in each scene. He has a natural talent for directing. He's really in his element behind the camera and brings a playful and wicked sense of humor with him. It was fun working with him. I felt like the parents had left town and our cool big brother was in charge of all us kids. He took his role seriously, but still managed to throw us a party."

Tuesday
May082012

A Few Words with Brit Morgan (a.k.a. Debbie Pelt)

By Gianna Sobol

A world without Debbie Pelt is perhaps a happier one for Sookie Stackhouse. But a show without Brit Morgan is, well, a little sad for the cast and crew. Fortunately the feeling is mutual.

Gianna: Do you miss us?! We miss you! What do you miss the most about working on True Blood?

Brit: I miss you SO much!!! I really miss everything but what I miss most is the people. Being surrounded by such wonderful, talented people and feeling like a part of the family. And of course, I miss playing Debbie and looking forward to what new, exciting things I was going to get to do each episode!

Gianna: She was such a wild character. What went into creating her?

Brit: To prepare myself for Debbie, I researched a lot about addiction because it's such a huge part of her life. I attended NA meetings every month and talked to different people about recovery and battling addiction. Through both seasons I kept a journal for her that I would write in to get into character and I made many CD's of music that I thought she would like or that made me feel close to her. I rehearsed for every episode with my acting coach and watched some great documentaries on wolves! 

Gianna: You had some pretty intense moments on the show – including your final one. What was the most trying scene you had to shoot?

Brit: I would say in the 4th season, there's a scene were Alcide and Debbie are having sex and midway through she confronts him about his feelings for Sookie. It was challenging because it was a short scene with so much going on emotionally and at the same time I'd never done a sex scene before, so there were many things to juggle. It ended up going smoothly but I remember being nervous for about two weeks before I shot it. 

Gianna: Who made you laugh the most on set?

Brit: There's a lot of funny people, but I'm gonna go with Anna. 

Gianna: Characters die on True Blood, but that doesn't mean we never see them again. Any chance Debbie might rear her angry head?    

Brit: I hope so!! Debbie might come back with vengeance, and if she does it won't be pretty.

Gianna: And finally, the most important question: Team Eric or Team Bill?  

Brit: Team Bill. 

Saturday
May052012

New Season 5 Preview: Inside The Authority

 

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Saturday
May052012

Season 5 Photos

Get a glimpse of the new blood from Season 5. See 20 more photos on HBO.com.