We knew a new character by the name of Mr. Gus was being introduced for True Blood’s seventh season, but we didn’t know much about him. Ausiello from TV Line has the scoop on the supposed new Big Bad.
Question: Do you know if we’re going to meet any of the beloved but sadly departed characters of the past on True Blood‘s final season? If not, do you have any other scoops? —Kenn
Ausiello: No word yet on any Nights of the Living Dead, but I can tell you that we’re getting what sounds like a new Big Bad in Mr. Gus. Though he’s a Japanese businessman, he’s apparently been so Americanized that he’d make J.R. Ewing seem Asian. (By which we mean he rocks a 10-gallon hat and speaks with a drawl.) Oh, and thanks to a business back-stab, he’s got a thirst for vengeance that’s described as “infinite.” So, while he’ll appear to be middle-aged, I have a hunch he’s immortal.
Steve and Anna were in the crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last night when Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision (118-110, 116-112, 116-112) to reclaim the welterweight title. Lucky for us, a fan was there and caught a photo with the Emerys! We’ll let shutupatl speak for himself:
We’re zipping along with our True Blood rewatch, and are nearing the end of season six! Reliving and discussing these episodes sure has made the hiatus seem a bit shorter. It’s still hard to believe that in about two months, we’ll be preparing for the season seven premiere! But, let’s get back to season six …
Join us at the Simply Moyer Forum, where we’re discussing episodes 607: In the Evening; 608: Dead Meat; and 609: Life Matters. You don’t want to miss out on the discussion, but you’ve got to join to participate!
Bertie Portal beat the Sahara, but he’s not ready to go home yet. It seems six days of running isn’t enough for our man Bert, he plans on running another 5 miles today in the charity stage of the marathon. Sometimes there are things just more important than a shower. You’re our man Bert!
Bertie’s life partner, Sam Scott Thomas, posted the following on Bertie Portal: Blazing a Trail FaceBook page.
“Bertie grimaced and smiled through the final official leg of the 29th Marathon de Sables and crossed the line tired, no, exhausted; but complete at what he had achieved in the Sahara. Today had cooler temperatures and a cloudy sky but the heat remained. Covering marathon distance,, runners had a split start, 07:30 and 08:30 with the top 200 staring in the later wave.
Bertie maintained a consistent pace, enjoyed the day and is satisfied with an incredible life changing week.
Big thanks to family, loved ones and sponsors.
.Just the charity stage tomorrow of approximately 5 miles and then a night in a hotel, shower and a bed…
He will be home soon.”
If you would like to recognize Bertie’s achievement, why not buy Bertie a virtual beer by donating to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
And the winner is …
We ran a little give-away for everyone that sent their best wishes and encouragement to Bertie during his running of the marathon and we’ve got a winner for the autographed photo of Stephen Moyer. Congratulations to Pat … the happiest girl ever!
From eonline.com comes some exciting news for Bill Compton fans. We already know we’re going back in time with Mr. Compton, but now we know we’re gonna meet the wonderful people who gave us our vampire hero.
Andrea: I’m going to not make a bad vampire pun in hopes of you answering me this: What the heck is going on with Bill Compton? Last season on True Blood he was so … yeah.
We’re going back in time to meet Bill’s parents, William Compton Sr. and Margaret Compton in 1855. We’lll also see Caroline Compton (Shannon Lucio) give birth to one of Bill’s kids in the 1850s. And in the present, get ready to meet Brigette, a smokin’ hot…microbiologist.
So Stevedom fans, watcha think is up with Brigette? Is she helping Bill cure Hep V or is she gonna compete for Bill’s affection? Or does Brigette fit into a plot line we can’t even envision?
According to goldderby.com, NBC is submitting Stephen Moyer for an Emmy nomination for the 66th Primetime Emmy’s to take place on August 25th. If accepted, Steve will be competing in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for his role as Captain von Trapp in last years holiday presentation of The Sound of Music.
Carrie Underwood will be submitted for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries and Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti will be eligible for Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Movie or Miniseries. And to top it off, The Sound of Music will be listed as a Special Class Program and will hopefully walk away with an award.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the Television Academy recognizes talent when they see it and Steve makes the nominations list. Not only would it be a coupe for Steve’s career, the Emmy would look great next to Anna’s Oscar and Golden Globe.
Extreme heat! Sand dunes! Rock filled terrain! This is Bertie Portal’s play ground at the moment. As you know, we’re big fans of Stephen Moyer’s best mate, Bertie Portal. We’ve followed his career, his row across the Atlantic and now his run across the Sahara. It’s day 4 of the Marathon des Sables and Bertie’s doing an amazing job.
The temperatures have been averaging in the 40′s and have reached up to 50 degrees celsius, which makes it approximately 120 fahrenheit on an average day. The run is broken up into seven stages and so far Bertie has battled through the following distances:
Stage 1 – 34 km
Stage 2 – 41 km
Stage 3 – 37.5 km
Bertie is prolly running stage 4 as you read this, which should be the half-way point with 3 stages left to complete.
We have no doubt that Bertie will finish his run through the Sahara, but all y’all can make it easier for him to keep grinding away hour after hour. All you have to do is send Bert an email to keep his spirits up! He’s let us know in the past, that it was messages sent to him by people like you, that perked him up when he was the most discouraged on his row across the Atlantic. So, don’t be shy and let Bertie know you’re thinking of him.
Make sure you click on “Numéro de dossard” and scroll down to “775 Portal, Bertie” when the drop box appears. It’s the only way to make sure Bert gets the email. For the people that do send Bertie an email of encouragement, we’ll be entering you into a drawing to win an autographed photo of Steve. We’re running on the honour system, so just contact us at email@example.com and let us know you sent Bertie an appreciative email.
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We’ll let you know when Bert finishes his trek but, don’t wait for us to update you on a regular basis. You can easily keep track of Bertie during the Marathon des Sable on his FaceBook page – Bertie Portal: Blazing a Trail.
While Bertie suffers through the heat and possible dehydration common to these events, you can do your part by donating to the charity he’s running for: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. No matter the amount, it’s never too little.
It’s just a short paparazzi video of Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin taken on February 2nd, while on the red carpet at Elton John’s Oscar Party. It’s worth the watch though, as Steve’s reaction at the end of the video is priceless.
The good news: HBO aired a Spring Preview Promo clip which included some new footage of True Blood prior to the season four premiere of Game of Thrones. The bad news: very little footage of Bill. But it’s early, and we’ll take what we can get. Check out the Spring Preview clip below for new shots of Bill, Sookie, and several other of Bon Temps’ finest citizens. Although waiting sucks, we’re now on the official countdown to season seven!
It looks like Steve spent the day at Disneyland and a lucky fan was there to capture the occasion. And from her instagram caption, she seemed to be pretty damned excited by the occasion. But then again, who wouldn’t be?
Steve wasn’t there alone, as the same fan caught a picture of herself with Chris Bauer. And they said that Steve took the picture. How cool is that? Hope they’ve all had a fun day!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve made it to season six in our True Blood episode rewatch! Actually, we’ve already covered the first three episodes, and will surpass the halfway point this week. Before you know it, it’ll be time for the season seven premiere!
Join us at the Simply Moyer Forum, where we’re discussing episodes 604: At Last; 605: Fuck the Pain Away; and 606: Don’t You Feel Me?. You don’t want to miss out on the discussion, but you’ve got to join to participate!
While we can’t wait for True Blood to come back on our television screens, the news that the seventh season will premiere on June 22nd is a bit bittersweet, because the countdown to the final episode will have officially begun. Kind of tough to process, eh? But we’re super excited because episode 701 will be directed by none other than Stephen Moyer. And that’s always reason enough to celebrate! Daddy HBO is also offering up a bit of a teaser that will air before the Game of Thrones premiere this Sunday night. But why wait for Sunday, when the peek is already up on good ole YouTube?
Casting call spoiler ahead! Looks like they are doing some additional scenes for the season seven premiere of True Blood, as fallen_star1 posted this photo with Steve on Instagram.
Apparently, they were filming a scene with the new character, “The Figure”, described by TVLine as scary, hulking, ugly, mean and crafty… like Leatherface or Jason Voorhees, but this guy talks.
During the Free Ride press junket at The Hamptons International Film Festival, Steve mentioned an upcoming CASM project with Denis O’Hare. We now have a bit more information about the film, and it sounds pretty damned interesting! Denis O’Hare gave a rather extensive (and quite fascinating) interview with The Lumière Reader where he discussed his upcoming writing project, to be directed by Steve!
AB: I’m interested in your own projects as a writer. You mentioned you approached Hoffman about one?
DO: It’s a movie I’m making with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who have a production company. I met them on True Blood. I wrote a movie about my sister’s suicide. It’s a weird road movie where my family and I had to go and figure out why she killed herself. We had to collect her life, pack up her life from this rental apartment she had in Missouri.
Anna and Stephen loved the script and so we’re working out a deal right now where Stephen would direct. I would be in it. I wanted Philip for one of the parts. I think I’ll try to go to Paul Giamatti who’s a friend of mine and who I love and think is a great actor. We hope to make it next year. We’re just trying to figure out financing; who’s going to make it and all that.
It’s a double whammy. I get to make a film I want to make, and I get to work with my friends who I love, Stephen and Anna.
Sounds pretty awesome to us! Let’s hope they are able to pull the appropriate funding together! Be sure to check out the rest of the interview at the source. Denis discusses his recovery, his criticism of The Dallas Buyer’s Club, and his extensive career on stage and film.
The news that season seven will be True Blood’s swan song has slowly been sinking in. It is truly hard to believe there are only ten episodes left of our beloved True Blood. Only ten episodes to come to a (hopefully) satisfying conclusion for the vampire who has captured our hearts and taken us for a wild ride. Bill Compton is certainly not a character created for the fair weather fan! With everything he (and his steadfast fans!) have been through, we’re hopeful that Brian Buckner and company have good things in mind for Bill when the final credits roll.
But do we all have the same hopes for Bill? This is where you, the fan, comes in! We’ve asked a few of our forum members to share their hopes for Bill for the final season of True Blood. Think of it as a kind of Bill Compton Wish List. But along with the good, might also come the not so good. So, we’ve asked people about not only what they hope to see happen, but also what they think is likely to happen. We’re trying to cover all the bases, not that anyone can necessarily predict the craziness of True Blood.
Our seventh entry comes by way of Jo. Jo is an active member of our forum, and like the other talented contributors to this series, Jo also has great insight into Bill Compton’s character. After reading her piece, you’ll also see that she is most definitely a Bill and Sookie shipper! If you’d love to share your hopes for Bill Compton in the coming season, we’d love to hear from you. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be an ongoing series that we’ll be running as we all prepare to bid our final adieu to our favorite vampire, Bill Compton. But first, here is Jo’s take on what she’d like to see for Bill …
My wish for Bill Compton in Season 7 is quite simple. I want Bill to reunite with his soul mate, his miracle, his Sookie.
After everything that Bill has seen and gone thru since we first laid eyes on him in Season 1, I believe that getting back with Sookie is all that Bill could want, all that he desires. To live a normal life with Sookie, if we could call any relationship between a vampire and a fairy normal, that is. Who knows, maybe Sookie can become a real estate agent and Bill can be a teacher. Living a simple life together in Bon Temps, that is all both Bill and Sookie have wanted. They both have been through hell and back in 6 seasons, it’s only right and just that they have the opportunity to be happy in the time they have left together.
Bill Compton is my absolute favorite character on True Blood. Bill’s journey has been the most fascinating of all of the characters on the show, in my opinion. He has run the gamut from the highest highs, when Sookie declared her love for him; to the lowest lows, his killing sprees during his time with Lorena, and his cruel behavior to Sookie in S6. We’ve seen Bill run the gamut of so many emotions: sad, defeated, amazed, cruel, loving, and so many others, it’s hard to keep count.
During these past 6 seasons, Bill’s journeys have allowed us to see all of these facets of his character, and when Bill is on screen, I find it hard to see anyone else; he just grabs all of my attention. Kudos to Stephen Moyer for bringing this fascinating character to life. There are times he doesn’t need to say a word, every emotion is there in his facial expressions.
And we have seen so many powerful females see something very special in Bill, whether it’s his gorgeous blue eyes or his inner strength, his courage or his hot body, his empathy with his food source, his inner humanity, and especially his considerably smart mind. There is nothing sexier then a handsome man who is also the smartest man in the room. And these women all had one thing in common: they seriously underestimated William Thomas Compton. From Lorena to Nan to QSA to Salome, they all thought they had Bill under their thumb, but Bill is still here while those women met the true death trying to control Bill Compton.
In Season 7, Bill will have another hard struggle in dealing with both trying to win Sookie back and dealing with the infected vampires. Add to that the fear and hatred from humans who now are under attack by these sick vampires. If any vampire can accomplish the impossible, it will be Bill Compton.
It will be very sad to see the end of True Blood, to see the end of Bill’s story. But as long as he and Sookie can be together at the end of all things, I will be a very happy lady when the final scene fades out on True Blood.