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Auction of photos signed by Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin for a cure starts today

A little reminder that the auction to benefit The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement and the Spondylitis Association of America starts today.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).
AS is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. It causes inflammation of the vertebrae that leads to severe, chronic pain and can lead to deformation of the spine.

Currently, there is no known cure for AS, but there are treatments and medications available to reduce symptoms and manage the pain.

I donated 2 photos signed by Stephen and Anna. This auction works the same as always, only the website where you place your bid is different and you’ll pay directly to the non-profit. Lynn has the photos in her Los Angeles home and will send them to the auction winner.

Please visit the auction listing here:
http://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auction_details.php?auction_id=146516

 

 

For more information about AS please visit: http://www.spondylitis.org/

Thank you.
Shadaliza

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Stephen Moyer Talks Bill’s New Look and Naked Handstands

True Blood’s Stephen Moyer aka Bill talks to SkyGuide about naked handstands, power and Season 4 as it is about to begin airing in February  in the UK on FX.  

Below are excerpts from their interview with Stephen that we think would be interesting to our readers where he talks about Bill’s new look, the changes to the Compton House and a few other fun things that came out during the discussion.

 

I’ve got some interesting questions for you today.
Yay. Have I got to do a handstand naked or something?

That wasn’t on the agenda but you can do that if you like! I’ll get my video camera out.
You can do anything with an iPhone.

In the new fourth series of True Blood Bill has gained…shall we say, ‘a position of power’ to prevent spoilers? Has he let it all go to his head?
He sleeps with as many virgins as he can find and does things that he doesn’t care will p*** people off or not because he’s got power and he’s going to abuse it.

So the romance is dead?
Yeah, romance is dead, let’s screw everything! No I think that what happens is that he’s learnt from his experiences with Sookie that he has to be honest and he has to tell the truth. There are decisions he has to make as a politician which are difficult but he knows that ultimately he’s being commanded from on high. There will come a point where he will break and it’s been really interesting.

So Bill has transformed?
Yeah, one of the things about this series was how we were going to make Bill different this year. Any person who is in power has a thing like “well I should do this and I should do that” and at some point they stop thinking “I should do this” and they become the answer to the question, they become the thing, the role. I think anybody in power probably goes through that.

Does he look different?
Yes! Me and Audrey Fisher who is the costume designer and Dennis Parker who does the hair and Brigette Ellis who has been our make-up person from the beginning, we all sat down and decided how we wanted him to look. He’s probably got a better quality of blood that he’s been tapping, even though we say we drink True Blood, he doesn’t have to now, he’s got thousands of people volunteering to give him blood. So maybe because he’s on a better quality of blood, his complexion has changed, maybe he’s looking better, looking healthy. We played with that in Season One and Two, certainly Season One, that just after a vampire has fed they’re more rosy cheeked. There’s so much detail, you wouldn’t believe the crap that we talk about. So that was one thing, then would he still look like someone from the civil war?

Taken outside the set when filming Season 4 in downtown LA – read more here

Well we’ve established that you don’t have to have the same hair as you had because of Alex [Eric] losing his long hair. So lets cut his hair, lets get rid of the diggers [sideburns], he’s not from 1870 anymore, he’s in the present day, so that’s immediately changed the way he looks. Lets talk about clothes, instead of having him in jeans and stuff now he’s a patrician, even though the public don’t know about his position of power, they know that he is a local benefactor. I never wear suits, but we sat down and we decided, lets wear suits. There is a suit designer that does a lot of stuff for me, they came to me and they offered to make Bill’s suits and so me and Audrey sat down with 200 swatches and we talked – would he be a double breasted man? Would he be a single breasted man? Would he have three buttons, would he have two buttons? We had five suits made out of the fabrics that we’d chosen and then we had to decide what kind of shoes he’d wear, would he wear cufflinks, would he have French cuffs, would he have cut away collars… I can’t tell you how detailed it is but you do that for every series. Alex will have done it for his look this series after his changes too.

Has anything else changed for Bill? Any surprises for you?
The biggest thing for me was walking into Bill’s house and seeing what Suzuki Ingerslev our set designer had done with Bill’s house, because I don’t have a say in it. The idea is that he has collected things from all around the world that possibly he has had in storage and finally he has been able to do the house up. But is it what Bill would have done or is it what Bill thinks someone in his position should have? I think in the beginning he’s thinking “I’ve got to make it look like I am doing this job properly, make it look how I think people think it should look.” It’s really interesting because its psychological, ultimately would Bill have 25 security guards running around after him? No, he doesn’t want to live like that but he knows that politically he’s in this position where he has to protect himself because God knows that’s how he got the job in the first place! So it’s really interesting stuff and Alan [Ball, True Blood's creator] and HBO encourage that level of detail.

New look of the Compton House foyer, read more here.

If you could be any kind of supernatural creature what would you be?
Shifter! I want to fly. I want to fly! There’s a great moment in Season Three where Sam is running as a dog with Tommy and this truck suddenly comes in the way and he turns into a bird and he flies and I want to do that.

To read the more of this interview including the parts about Season 4, go to: skyplustv.sky.com

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Auction of pics signed by Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin for a cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis

I would like to ask your attention for an auction that benefits two non-profit organizations that have a strong connection to my personal life: The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement and the Spondylitis Association of America.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).
AS is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine.  It causes inflammation of the vertebrae that leads to severe, chronic pain and discomfort and can lead to new bone formation on the spine, causing the spine to fuse in a fixed, immobile position.

Currently, there is no known cure for AS, but there are treatments and medications available to reduce symptoms and manage the pain.

That all sounds very technical and a picture is worth a thousand words. This is what AS looks like if it’s not treated. The spine of this patient is fully fused and leaves him immobile in a forward bent position.

No, I don’t look like this. Even though it took 20 very long years to finally reach  diagnosis, only my lower back vertebrae are fully fused and my neck vertebrae only partially.

In October 2009 I started with the medication. I inject myself twice a week and I will have to continue to do this for the rest of my days. Even though the AS was in an advanced stage when I started treatment, I’ve responded very well to the medication and my mobility has improved enormously. I can stand up straight again and tie my own shoes. The pain level has been reduced significantly and I can work a full time job (besides being co-admin of 2 fan sites). Under the circomstances I am doing quite well, but I worry about futher loss of mobility and complications.

 

 

For the auction to support research to find a cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis and other related diseases I have chosen 2 photos signed by Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. This auction works the same as always, only the website where you place your bid is different and you’ll pay directly to the non-profit. Lynn has the photos in her Los Angeles home and will send them to the auction winner.

The auction starts on November 25. Visit the auction listing here:
http://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auction_details.php?auction_id=146516

Please check out all the other items on auction as well here.

For more information about AS please visit: http://www.spondylitis.org/

Thank you.
Shadaliza

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Stephen Moyer fans bring hundreds of children to Brentwood Theatre

The Bricks ‘N Billsbabes Fundraiser in support of the Stephen Moyer Kids Theatre Fund of Brentwood Theatre has come to an end after three weeks of campaigning.

The sale of the virtual bricks for the Stephen Moyer Fan Wall 2011 has raised a total of $2278. Together with what was raised earlier this year through auctions and merchandise sales from our Zazzle store, that brings the grand total to $5800 in support of Jemima Puddle-Duck and her Friends. And that will bring hundreds of children to the theatre to see the show and experience the thrill of live theatre.

Rehearsals for Jemima started yesterday and the show will kick off in just two weeks. For more information and tickets visit http://www.brentwood-theatre.org

The Stephen Moyer Fan Wall 2011 has been updated and all the bricks were added. Please check if your brick was added correctly, contact info@allstephenmoyer.com if there are any problems.

Before you go check out the wall Lynn and I would like to thank everybody for participating, your kindness and generosity are heartwarming. A very special thank you to Krissyma for helping with the administrative side of this fundraiser.

See you next year for the 2012 fan wall!

We will announce the winners of the brick contest in the next couple of days.

Go to the Stephen Moyer Fan Wall 2011.

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