Alexander Skarsgård ruined my life and nothing hurts.
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Moyer — who stars alongside Carrie Underwood in this Thursday’s three-hour event The Sound of Music Live (8/7c, NBC) — admits he remains mostly in the dark about what showrunner Brian Buckner has in store for the vampire hit’s final stretch. But in the following mini-Q&A, he shares what little he does know about the 10-episode farewell. He also opens up about the “sad” goodbye that awaits him and the one ill-fated True Blood pairing he’s still mourning.
TVLINE | When I spoke to Brian at the end of Season 6, he mentioned that this final season would be a reset of sorts for Bill. He specifically said that he doesn’t want to see Bill be an a–hole anymore. Reaction?
I think that it’s really hard. The characters can’t [always] be who the audience — or the actor — wants them to be at all times. That would be dull. A bunch of people loved Bill and Sookie together, but a whole bunch of people didn’t. So you can’t just please this bunch or that bunch. As [series creator] Alan Ball once said, “I’m not interested in people being happy.” And I’ve always said, as soon as you see one of our couples get together, you know [they’re] f—ed. As soon as Hoyt and Jessica got together I was like “No! They’re going to f—ing kill this, I know they are!” Because [that relationship] was so beautiful… I loved playing [Bill]. I love him. Whether they’re were things that I feel were done well or badly or right or brilliantly, I love him.
TVLINE | Brian also said the final season will focus more on Bill-Sookie, specifically the Bill-Sookie-Alcide triangle.
I know nothing. I’m directing the first episode, as you probably know, and I haven’t seen [the script]. We shoot [The Sound of Music Live] on the fifth of December and I start prep on True Blood on the ninth.
TVLINE | Wow, no break for you.
TVLINE | Personally, do you think Bill and Sookie are the endgame?
I don’t know whether they can be, given everything that’s happened between them. What Bill did was open up something inside her that she had never had before. He was the key to a new world for her. And maybe that’s all he was supposed to be — a window into that world. I don’t think that there is a right or wrong answer. I think a bunch of people would be happy if that was the story and a bunch of people would be pissed off if that was the story. I don’t read that s–t, so I don’t care, ultimately. All I want to do is do the show and have fun doing it.
TVLINE | What does Anna think?
She would have a completely different answer. She would probably say, “Sookie should go off and become a barwoman in New York.”
TVLINE | How are you feeling emotionally about this chapter of your life coming to an end?
Sad… You know what a crazy group of people it is. Around Episode 4 or 5 [of every season] we always start getting panicked about that season ending, because it’s a f—ing family. That word is bandied about a little bit too much, but it really does feel like [a family]. I’m going to be very excited about what’s to come [career-wise], but slightly bereft that it’s all going to be done.
The sun is about to set on Bon Temps, and Stephen Moyer isn’t ready to say goodbye.
The actor, famous for playing good-gone-bad-gone-good-again Bill Compton, sat down with The Huffington Post to talk about his role on NBC’s “The Sound of Music,”but also opened up about the final season of “True Blood.” He’s directing the first episode, but insists he has no idea what’s in store. And though he’s been rooting for a Bill-Eric sex scene, here’s why we probably won’t get to see that anytime soon.
How do you feel going into the final season?
I don’t know anything and I’m directing the first episode. I haven’t gotten a script yet and we start shooting in January. I’m really excited, really sad. It’s just a group of people that I absolutely love and it’s certainly the happiest and warmest set I’ve ever been on, so that’s going to be hard to walk away from.
Did you always know that Bill was going to be a good guy in the end?
No, but I thought it was great for the show. I’m a really strong believer in doing what’s best for the show and if that means being a sh-t then that’s fine.
What do you think about the possibility of a Sookie-Bill reconciliation?
I don’t know whether it’s possible given everything that’s happened. The first mistakes he made at the beginning of the relationship were definitely mistakes that were trying to protect her. It’s not anything he was doing that was necessarily bad. He was sent there, but he kept that from her purely because he didn’t want to hurt her and he didn’t know he was going to fall in love with this girl. I think that he will always be and always was a key for Sookie to unlocking her womanhood and who she became and who she is and who she was. She won’t forget that part of him. Whether there’s any possibility of anything else, I don’t know.
What about Eric? Do you think we’ll see him in the next season?
I don’t know. If I told you that I don’t know you probably wouldn’t believe me, but I don’t.
Do you have your own twisted fantasy about what you hope to happen?
Alex (Skarsgard) and I have been pushing for an Eric-Bill love scene for a long time, but they always said no. But our dream would be for my football team, West Ham United, to play his Swedish team, and would end up in some match-up that Bill and Eric happen to be able to get to.
That would be pretty great, but I don’t think Sookie would be to happy about that.
I’m sure Sookie would find a way to be part of the action. She usually does.
So let me explain something..which is my viewpoint on this:
1) There is a lot of talking about how Bill’s plan is smarter than Eric and let me tell you how arguable this is, mostly because creating a new drink (using and then hurting 4 kids) that will allow vampires daywalk will not stop the war, will not help at all (if not that vampires he saw dying). Humans are scared of vampires, the day is the only moment when they feel safe and why they are more inclined to accept vampires. Letting these creatures take their ‘safe place’ and basically make them almost invincible will not only not stop the war but increase the hate, the fear, and add more fuel to Burrell’s cause. Vampires should not daywalk, even if that’s cool and all, because the world needs a balance. There must be a light (the day) and there must be the dark (the night) and impose their presences during the day will absolutely scare the shit out of humans who will react in the most horrible way.
2) Willa isn’t a teenager, she’s 21 and she goes to college. While is arguable that what Eric did was rapey (which is not how i see it) it’s also true that he’s not very good in glamouring or Willa would never have snapped out of the glamour to ask him to not kill her and promising him to reveal all her father’s secrets. (or maybe that was done on purpose…who the hell knows) Also, this is a War and like Woo said if Eric (not Bill) doesn’t do something desperate they are all screwed. Willa was excited and scared to become a vampire but she absolutely wanted it and had a chance to stop Eric and also had a chance to run away to her father when Tara left her. Maybe it’s her crush on Eric, maybe she really is disgusted by what her father is doing that her judgment isn’t very clear, the point is that while Bill is absolutely doing NOTHING to stop the war and sleep in the safe of his home, Eric is in the battlefield trying to save all vampires, risking his own life and doing nasty stuff that only a War requires.
FYI, Not even Stephen Moyer will attend Comic Con (even if they announced his presence) because he’s busy with an upcoming project.
Since Season 1, Sookie (Anna Paquin) has bounced between romances with Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard). Some have wondered when she would become more active in the decisions she made about those relationships. But, Sookie is asserting herself more this season than she has ever had before.
"You can’t watch the same person make the same relationship mistakes over and over again without at some point expecting that they’re going to learn from what’s happened and eventually have to close some doors," Paquin told TheWrap.
"In the case of both Bill and Eric, they’re people that she legitimately has incredibly strong feelings for, and it’s really quite painful to realize that you actually need to walk away," she continued. "There can also be something very empowering about that."
TheWrap: We’ve come to see Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) as orphans. But, now their faerie grandfather has entered the picture. What are the dynamics of that for the characters?
Anna Paquin: “There are definitely some dynamics that will play out - which I’m going to try to talk around so I don’t get myself in trouble. One of the main reasons that our grandfather has showed up again is because I’m in imminent danger from Warlow, whom we still don’t know that much about, or where he is, or how imminently that threat is going to present itself. That is a big part of why he is there. There is something kind of comforting for Sookie and Jason, even though he’s kind of strange, about some family member showing back up again, even if it’s from a different century.”
We were just introduced to this new faerie character and possible love interest, Ben (Robert Kazinsky). What does he bring out of Sookie that we haven’t seen in other seasons?
“Well, she’s never been with another faerie. She’s always been with other supernatural creatures that ultimately they’re different species end up being problematic in various ways. This is the first one of her own kind that she’s ever been with or met. The first time she ever hears or sees him she’s kind of like, “Oh, God, no! Got to keep walking, got to go to work. Not again.” But there is something actually alluring about feeling like maybe this person might actually understand you. There’s definitely potential there.”
When are Sookie and Bill getting back together?
Moyer:” I don’t know if Bill and Sookie are ever getting back together -I dont know whether that’s even possible at this stage.
As you watch the season you’ll see that there are so many stories…I dont know if it’s possible, I don’t even know if it is what the fans want. I think she has so many suitors all around her, it could go all sorts of ways.”
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True Blood (returns Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on HBO)
True Blood is getting some new blood in Season 6. Creator Alan Ball has stepped away to work on other projects, and part fairy Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) has seen her ex Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) transformed into…something after drinking a vial of gore that once flowed through ancient vampire god Lilith’s veins.
Does that make him a god now? “We prefer prophet. Bill’s more than just vampire and has powers we’ve never seen a vampire have,” says new executive producer Brian Buckner. “Bill and Sookie are not going to get on so hot. But their not getting on is kind of awesome.”
What’s not so awesome? Humans declare war on vampires, and Sookie has to contend with the mysterious Warlow, who killed her parents. “Warlow is the oldest vampire we’ve met,” Buckner says. “Killing the Stackhouses — that was nothin’!”
While battles have brought together Sookie and hunky vamp Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) before, this season “she’s looking to date somebody with whom she has more in common,” Buckner teases.
Filming on location, Stephen Moyer who plays Bill Compton, seen getting shot on the set of ‘True Blood’ by members of a Louisiana police swat team. Los Angeles, California. April 15, 2013.
This is a rehearsal. Steve is dressed like himself, cause i really doubt Bill/Billith is going around in a blue t-shirt and dark jeans lol and messy hair (not ready for the set ykwim?). Steve is also doing a sort of “Billith scream” in one of the pictures. They can add nighttime in post production, it wouldn’t be the first time, Alex said it many times they film in daylight and edit the scene in post-production. I just felt the need to comment because all i’ve been reading today in the web was "OMG Bill is finally back and he can even walk in the sun"…which is actually hilarious. lol.
suppose that’s a bit harsh, but honestly chicklet…we..just..don’t..get it.
….magical growth spurt on promo photo.
…it’s quite the bag of tricks they use to boost Bill up so he can glare into Eric’s eyes. Let’s see, if they’re in the same frame, one of them will be seated, or Bill will be on a riser, or Eric will be on his knees (I hate that), or Eric will incline his head like a giant Swedish drinking bird. If they’re both seated, then Eric slouches like he has no spine or Bill sits up on his folded leg like a twelve year old girl at a pajama party. And side by side, I’ve seen Bill’s knees almost even with Eric’s crotch more than once. (feet out of frame of course) Or…they simply rotate the photo so Bill looks taller, and the walls get crooked.
Yes I’m being petty, but I’ve lost count of how many times they’ve shoved my guy to the ground so the other dude doesn’t look like a vampire miniature and I’m losing patience with this tom-fuckery. Blocking a shot so you can see both actors I can understand but it’s odd they don’t seem to have any problem getting Kwanten/Trammel in the same frame with Joe.
There is no way you can convince me that they don’t play favorites on this show. I won’t even start on the writing. I’d be here all day.
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What a huge difference how Eric and Bill feel about a family…