From EW: Alcide is about to put a major kink in True Blood 's polarizing Eric/Sookie/Bill triangle. At least that's the word from the werewolf's portrayer, Joe Manganiello, who makes a strong case for an Alcide/Sookie pairing in Part 2 of our exclusive Q&A. ( You can read Part 1 here ) The 33-year-old actor also weighs in on the length of his commitment to the show and why he isn't afraid of those crazy Team Bill and Team Eric fans. Will your Alcide be different from the Alcide in the books? JOE MANGANIELLO: Alan Ball and I had a conversation about that at one of my auditions. I think it's up in the air. I know that, at least initially, fans of the book will be pleased with my character. What's your take on Alcide? MANGANIELLO: He's really big. He's giant. When Sookie first meets him, she opens the door and looks up, and then has to look up some more. So there's this giant presence standing in the doorway with dark hair and dark features. He's strong and protective. He comes from a construction background; his father is in the construction business. He's heroic and romantic. I don't think it's a secret that he has a broken heart when he shows up. He had a really rough go of this relationship with Debbie Pelt, so there's a lot of friction there. Debbie's doing a lot of things to get back at Alcide. How long are you committed to the show for? MANGANIELLO: Right now we've just talked about this season. What can Alcide offer Sookie that Bill and Eric can't? MANGANIELLO: Warm flesh and blood. That's the neat thing about my character: Although he's not entirely human, he is flesh and blood. He has a lifespan. In the books he hugs Sookie and she feels his skin and it's just radiating heat. So I think the fact that he has some kind of sunburnt heat-radiating skin is just completely different. It's [similar to when] she met Bill and what a relief it was for her to not be able to hear his thoughts. Are you ready to be thrust into the Eric/Sookie/Bill fan frenzy? MANGANIELLO: For me it's fun. I could see how if I was a 100-pound Hollywood actress it would probably be pretty scary, but 'm a big guy, so people don't necessarily scare me in that way. With that said, I've had to go to the police a couple of times for stalkers. Really? MANGANIELLO: They were really big - I don't know how I want to describe it but they were guys. I've had two guy stalkers that I've had to go to the cops about. But other than that I think it's a blast. It's so fun to get caught up in that. It's so fun to have fans care that much. It's that whole Comic-Con, fanboy crowd. I love that. I started my career in Spider-Man, so I'm completely familiar with them and I love that kind of stuff. And you hear about love triangles all of the time, it's going to be interesting to see how the love square works out. Source
It's about time Lafayette settled down. The sassy short-order cook on True Blood, who has exchanged sexual favors for V in the past, will find a man that appreciates him for his personality (and smokin body, of course) on season three of the HBO hit. Michael Ausiello reports that the character is getting a boyfriend! True Blood creator Alan Ball - who said this summer viewers would see a more vulnerable Lafayette - is searching for a sexy Latino actor in his 30s to fill the role. Source here
The second season of True Blood has repeatedly toyed with the idea of a Sookie-Eric hook-up, whether it's just in Sookie's dreams or in palpable hints insinuated by Eric himself. This very premise has seemingly divided fans of the HBO vampire series--- with some rooting for Bill and Sookie, while others are hoping for a Sookie-Eric pairing. To shed light on the subject, Alexander Skarsgard, who plays vampire Eric, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and revealed what's bound to happen on True Blood. 'Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! To Read More Click Here .
The latest face to join "True Blood" in the third season is Lindsay Pulsipher, a former actress of "The Beast" before the show got canceled by A&E. She will play Crystal Norris who in the casting call is described as "a mysterious and hauntingly beautiful young woman in sundress" walking barefooted. Pulsipher will share a few scenes with Ryan Kwanten for her character is said having "an electric connection" with Kwanten's Jason before disappearing into the forest. The casting did not note the role as heavily recurring, thus it is possible that Crystal will only appear in one episode or two. Furthermore, the call was made for the second episode where Sam's family will also make their first appearance. In the book written by Charlaine Harris, Crystal is a werephanther who would later date Jason. [Spoiler Alert] Crystal will be pregnant with Jason's baby and he marries her. However, she cheats on him with another human and suffers miscarriage. Crystal meets a dead end when she is killed. Despite casting frenzy in the past two weeks, the show is still looking for a lot more actors to play characters such as bikers Louie, Gus and Jimmy, a hot gay Latino named Jesus Velasquez, Alcide's girlfriend Debbie Pelt, NYU grads for Jason's threesome partners, elderly woman named Olivia and African American couple Betty and Marvin. The third season of "True Blood" will be premiered in June 2010 but production had been kicked off this month with the filming to start in January. Source Here
Guest stars galore and a slew of new recurring characters are coming to season three of True Blood. Most recently, the show announced that Joe Manganiello was joining the series in the key role of Alcide, a werewolf that gets involve with Sookie. But what about storyline developments and character entanglements? A pair of True Blood cast members spoke to TV Guide Magazine this week about what's ahead on the HBO smash. There's more of people with different agendas, Alexander Skarsgard (Eric) said. Sam's got his stuff to deal with, his background and who he is, trying to figure that out. There might be some more tension between the vampire kingdoms and queendoms and they might introduce other creatures than just vampires. To Read More Click Here .
It seems that the third season of True Blood is about to get complicated with all the pairing mix-ups. As some of you know, almost every character on this HBO vampire series is getting a potential love interest in the new season--- which you can read about in our spoiler section. But while a lot of new players have already been added to spice up the crazy little town of Bon Temps, it looks like there's more to come. Case in point: Eric's new love toy! Warning: Spoilers ahead! To Read More Click Here .
More and more actors are joining " True Blood " as the fresh faces who will appear in the third season. Beside finding an actor to play the heavily recurring character Alcide Herveaux, the show also cast three additional actors for Yvetta, Reverend Daniels and Joe Lee Mickens. Showrunner Alan Ball chose to pick lesser known actor to play the werewolf Alcide. Joe Manganiello, best known as Owen on " One Tree Hill " gets his major break as Sookie's aid in finding Bill who was kidnapped at the end of season 2. In the book by Charlaine Harris, Alcide is summoned by Eric and will have a fling with Sookie. However, Alcide is emotionally attached to his on and off girlfriend Debbie Pelt. An actress is yet to be found to play Debbie. Ball said previously that Alcide would probably appear in the third episode. "This good-looking, rough-looking, but articulate and basically decent man is not what he seems. He is a heroic type and he and Sookie get along really well, and it's possible there's even an attraction between the two," Ball elaborated. Eric himself will get a love interest. The casting call for Fangtasia's new dancer has been filled by Natasha Alam, EW reported. Named Yvetta, the dancer is bound to have a sexual relationship with Eric which is not what suppose to happen between the boss and the employee. Alam is best known as Ava on " The Bold and the Beautiful ". Meanwhile, Tara's mom Lettie-Mae continues to explore her religion and she will find comfort in Reverend Daniels. Cast as the spiritual character is Gregg Daniel who made a recurring role on "City of Angels". The latest actor hopping onto the vampire series' wagon is Cooper Huckabee. Dread Central reported that the '80s actor joins as filthy-looking Joe Lee aka the husband of Sam's mother Melinda. The show is still looking for a hauntingly beautiful woman named Crystal, bikers Louie, Gus and Jimmy, a hot gay Latino named Jesus Velasquez, Alcide's girlfriend Debbie Pelt, NYU grads for Jason's threesome partners, elderly woman named Olivia and African American couple Betty and Marvin. Source Here
Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this morning. Did your faves get recognized? Check out the complete list and see: Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical): 30 Rock Entourage Glee Modern Family The Office Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Steve Carell, The Office David Duchovny, Californication Thomas Jane, Hung Matthew Morrison, Glee Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Toni Collette, The United States of Tara Courteney Cox, Cougar Town Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Lea Michele, Glee Best Television Series (Drama): Big Love Dexter House Mad Men True Blood Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama): Glenn Close, Damages January Jones, Mad Men Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Anna Paquin, True Blood Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama): Simon Baker, The Mentalist Michael C. Hall, Dexter Jon Hamm, Mad Men Hugh Laurie, House Bill Paxton, Big Love Best Director for a Motion Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker" James Cameron, "Avatar" Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air" Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, "District 9" Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker" Nancy Meyers, "It's Complicated" Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air" Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): "(500) Days of Summer" "The Hangover" "It's Complicated" "Julie & Julia" "Nine" Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal" Marion Cotillard, "Nine" Julia Roberts, "Duplicity" Meryl Streep, "It's Complicated" Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia" Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Matt Damon, "The Informant!" Daniel Day-Lewis, "Nine" Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes" Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days of Summer" Michael Stuhlberg, "A Serious Man" Best Motion Picture (Drama): "Avatar" "The Hurt Locker" "Inglourious Basterds" "Precious" "Up in the Air" Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" George Clooney, "Up in the Air" Colin Firth, "A Single Man" Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" Tobey Maguire, "Brothers" Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria" Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" Helen Mirren, "The Last Station" Carey Mulligan, "An Education" Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious" Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture': Matt Damon, "Invictus" Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger" Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station" Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones" Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Penelope Cruz, "Nine" Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air" Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Monique, "Precious" Julianne Moore, "A Single Man" Best Animated Movie: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" "Coraline" "Fantastic Mr. Fox" "The Princess and the Frog" "Up" Best Miniseries or Made-for-Television Movie: "Georgia O'Keeffe" "Grey Gardens" "Into the Storm" "Little Dorritt" "Taking Chance" Best Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance" Kenneth Branagh, "Wallander: One Step Behind" Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Endgame" Brendan Gleeson, "Into the Storm" Jeremy Irons, "Georgia O'Keeffe" Best Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie: Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keeffe" Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens" Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens" Anna Paquin, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby" Best Supporting Actor (Television): Michael Emerson, Lost Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother William Hurt, Damages John Lithgow, Dexter Jeremy Piven, Entourage Best Supporting Actress (Television): Jane Adams, Hung Rose Byrne, Damages Jane Lynch, Glee Chloe Sevigny, Big Love Janet McTeer, "Into the Storm" Best Foreign-Language Film: "Baaria" "Broken Embraces" "The Maid" "A Prophet" "The White Ribbon" Source
The third season of "True Blood" starts to take shape with the announcement of several actors to fill in the new roles. First of all, Lafayette gets a mom in Emmy-winning actress Alfre Woodward, meaning his cousin Tara will get a visit from her aunt. Her character and how she would incorporate to the story are not disclosed. Creator Alan Ball is not following the book by Charlaine Harris as Lafayette is supposed to have died in book 1. Not only Lafayette, Sam will have his family exposed. After it was announced that Marshall Allman would tackle the role as his younger brother named Tommy Mickens, it is revealed that Tony-nominated actress J. Smith-Cameron will play the recurring role as Melinda Mickens. Described as "dirt-poor, hung-over and trashy-looking", Melinda is slated to appear in the second episode. Another new blood added to the cast is James Frain. Known for his role on "The Tudors", Frain is to portray vampire Franklin Mott. The casting call said that Mott is sexy in his own way and has "an immediate and torrid connection" to Tara after meeting her at a local bar. Like Melinda, Mott will appear in the second episode as heavily recurring character. So far the show has had several actors attached to play new characters. Denis O'Hare would be King of Mississippi, Grant Bowler to be Cooter, Theo Alexander as vampire Talbot, and Shannon Lucio as Bill's first wife. The show is still looking for Melinda's husband Joe, a hauntingly beautiful woman named Crystal, bikers Louie, Gus and Jimmy, a hot gay Latino named Jesus Velasquez, a werewolf named Aclid, new dancer at Fangtasia, Reverend Daniels, NYU grads for Jason's threesome partners, elderly woman named Olivia and African American couple Betty and Marvin. "True Blood" season 3 begins in June 2010. Source Here
The Merlotte family just gained a new member. True Blood has cast Tony-nominated actress J. Smith-Cameron in the recurring role of Sam's estranged mother, Melinda. Entertainment Weekly first reported the hiring. In addition to numerous roles on Broadway, the actress has appeared on Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, among other shows. Previous casting notices have described Melinda as "dirt-poor, hungover, and trashy-looking." Smith-Cameron joins Marshall Allman (as Sam's younger brother) in the Merlotte family, which will receive significant air time on season three. The show is yet to is Melinda's husband, Joe Lee. Source Here