Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Exclusive: Stephen Moyer on True Blood New Season: “Funnier, Bloodier, Sexier, Dirtier”


The vampires were out in Hollywood for the “True Blood” sixth season after party premiere last night: Married stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganello, Ryan Kwanten and all the favorites are back. Our LEAH SYDNEY caught up with Paquin and Moyer, who now have real life twins Poppy and Charlie to deal with besides silver stakes, garlic and glistening abs. “True Blood” is back on HBO Sunday June 16th at 9pm.

Showbiz411: Tell me about the new season.
Anna: I’m always amazed that every season is still intense, with depth and  lushness of the scripts.  It’s always a challenge for me and I just love to do it.
Showbiz411: How about the kids?
Anna:  This is a dream job for me. I get to bring my children (the recently revealed names Poppy and Charlie) to the set with me. I realize how lucky and privileged I am to do that.  So I don’t take that for granted.
Showbiz411: What’s up next for you?
Anna: Just being a mom.
Showbiz411 (to Stephen Moyer)” How do you feel about the new season?
Stephen: Every time we get to the point of where we think, how are we going to top last year?  Are we going to make it as good as it’s been before?  Our writers room somehow comes up with it again and again.  It’s so cool to watch them write the scripts and hone them.  I’m in the enviable position of being able to take all that stuff and  putting my own stamp on it. It’s so nice to get our family back together every six months and do our thing.
Showbiz411: Speaking about family, Anna told me you bring the kids to work.
Stephen-They pimped out this old trailer for us for the kids.  Suzuki Ingerslev, the set designer, pimped it out and made it this fantastic thing for the kids. They get to come with us all the time.
Showbiz411: Anything you can scoop us for next season?
Stephen: It gets funnier, bloodier, sexier and dirtier as the weeks go by.
Showbiz411:  What do you have planned for the summer?
Stephen: I’m going to play Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’ at the end of July at the Hollywood Bowl.  I’m excited, a tad nervous, but excited.

Leah Sydney
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Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for Showbiz411.com. A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.

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