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Michael McMillian Talks about Stephen Moyer Behind the Camera


Those of us here at AllStephenMoyer aren’t surprised at all to hear the praises coming from the cast members who have worked with Stephen Moyer as a director on True Blood. Recently, I interviewed both Janina Gavankar and Carolyn Hennesy and both praised his skills.  Even Lauren Bowles tweeted about it.  When I met Alexander Woo at a party, he also said Stephen will be great in the job and we posted about it here. Now Giana Sobel from Inside True Blood’s Blog asked Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin, what it’s like to work with Moyer in such a different capacity (as the director of Season 5, Episode 8) 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.”

source: Inside True Blood Blog

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Stephen Moyer Hints at More Trouble for Bill Compton in Season 5

In this newspaper advertisement for HBO Canada, Stephen Moyer discusses Season 5. He talks about the fact that True Blood has veered away from the books by necessity. He says that there’s the Vampire Authority and lots going on for shapeshifters and he also talks about the Bill and Sookie relationship saying:

Some might see him as a bastard for what he’s done or lied about, but my take is that Bill has always tried to do the right thing for her.

Read more in the newspaper ad below:

 

source: 24.media.tumblr.com

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Brit Morgan Talks to Inside True Blood’s Blog and Reveals She is “Team Bill!”


As we all know, Brit Morgan will no longer be on True Blood since her character of Debbie Pelt was killed in the finale of Season 4.  We enjoyed seeing Brit do such a good job of playing Debbie and she will be missed. Gians Sobel of Inside True Blood’s Blog talked to Brit about it and her time playing Debbie in the short interview.

The biggest news for us was that Brit is completely “Team Bill.”  That girl has good taste, see below.

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.

source: inside-true-blood-blog.com

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Billsbabes Day 2012 a huge success for the Stephen Moyer Kids Theatre Fund


The enthusiasm with which the first official Billsbabes Day was received was heartwarming and resulted in a grand total raised for the Stephen Moyer Kids Theatre Fund that has exceeded our hopes and expectations.

For six weeks leading up to April 28th Billsbabes raised funds in the most various ways. Here is an overview of the fundraiser activities. A big hand to all who participated!

- Kathleen auctioned a portrait of Stephen
- Arlaitz sold bookmarks and a portrait of Stephen
- Cindy auctioned a Bill and Sookie painting
- Natalie auctioned a Bill drawing
- Zuzana (co-organizer of Billsbabes Day) sold pillow cases and angels pendants
- Judy auctioned 4 pieces of jewelry
- Alysse auctioned 2 chibi Bill and Sookie necklaces
- Els and Karen sold cookies and held a fundraiser dinner
- Misty had a yardsale
- Kristin sold muffins at work
- Wiwa sold muffins at work
- Jayne and Natalie sold biscuits in the lobby of Brentwood Theatre (baking credit Jayne)
- AllStephenMoyer.com auctioned Sookie books, signed photos and Bill and Sookie dolls made and donated by Erin

 

When we started we set ourselves the goal to raise $2000 and I am very happy to announce that we have reached that goal and then some…..

The grand total of Billsbabes Day 2012 is……. $2480 !!!

We have received word from Mark P. Reed, Administrator of Brentwood Theatre that it has been officially confirmed that Brentwood Theatre will produce an in-house Christmas Show this year. The Billsbabes Day fundraiser played an important part in reaching this decision.

 

A big big thank you to all those who participated, also to those who made donations directly to Brentwood Theatre.

Until next year for another Billsbabes Day!

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