The video below gives tribute to many of those who played characters on True Blood. Nice and poignant tribute to our favorite show, I’d say.
Thanks to Darkmustang1 for making the video and for being a fan.
And, yes we will love True Blood for a 1,000 years!
Well one of my favorite shows (True Blood) had its Series Finale a few days ago. I’m very sad its over. But at least I can watch the seasons anytime I want =3 True Blood was on for 7 Seasons, and they were all great to me! So I started planning this Tribute video several weeks ago. I got my inspiration from the ending credits of Twilight and Lord of the Rings. I used one of my favorite love songs. What I did is only put the people in the video who I think had big impacts in the series. Sadly I couldn’t put everyone in the video, but I tried to put as many as possible. It might not look like it took a lot of time to make, but it actually took me around 18 hours total to make this video! xP So I would really really appreciate some comments on it, even if you don’t watch the show.
The people that have an animal beside them on the screen, thats the animal they change into. I couldn’t find clips of everyone’s animal. A couple of them are shapeshifters, so I just used the animal their most known for shifting into.
Did you know that there are more stories that some of the True Blood cast and showrunner Brian Buckner wish had been explored? According to The Hollywood Reporter the cast commented on what they wish had been included in the show.
Stephen Moyer says:
Bill’s human life was shown in flashbacks throughout season seven, but Moyer wanted to see more of Bill’s vampire past — in particular, what caused the bad blood between him and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard). “I had always wanted for us to see a flashback to that, and so that Alex and I got a chance to do more flashbacks together.”
Joe Manganiello says:
he understood that Alcide had to die. Sookie (Anna Paquin) was not going to end up with her werewolf love interest, but having her break up with him would make viewers dislike her. “You’ve got to kill him,” Manganiello tells THR. He says that when he got the news, he told Buckner, “I totally get it.”
With more screen time, he would’ve liked to develop Alcide’s relationship with Emma (Chloe Noelle). “She was orphaned because of Alcide. Alcide never wanted to have kids, so it would have been interesting to see him burning off the karma of putting her into a parentless atmosphere,” Manganiello tells THR. “It could’ve taught him that being a wolf wasn’t all that bad. It would have been an opportunity to see a warm, paternal side of him in the midst of dealing with monsters in the wolfpack.”
He says Alcide and his father Jackson (Robert Patrick) had an interesting storyline that was removed from season six. “When you’ve got three showrunners in as many episodes [Buckner replaced Mark Hudis not long after creator Alan Ball exited], something’s got to give. That something unfortunately was my storyline. There was a plan to — [Jackson] came back for a reason, it just never happened,” Manganiello says.
Deborah Ann Woll says:
she was surprised how Jessica’s storyline ended, but that it “forced” her to come to a new understanding of her character “which I think is really beautiful.”
She wants to know more about the world of True Blood. “You’ll see these scenes with people in broken-down trailers but with chains and chains of silver. Is that because the value’s gone down, are they stockpiling it? Could you go to a vampire to get glamoured to quit smoking? What about the family drama of a human aging and a vampire staying the same?” she says. “As the actor, I’m sitting there like, ‘hm.’ “
There’s one character Brian Buckner says he particularly missed in the season’s final episodes.
“Would I rather we had a little more Lafayette [Nelsan Ellis] toward the end? Sure,” Buckner said in a conference call with reporters. “I think he’s brilliant. I think every time he opens his mouth, something extraordinary comes out, usually that we didn’t write.”
He and the show’s writers decided that Lafayette’s story ended when he found love with James (Nathan Parsons) “I learned this when I was writing on Friends — Ross [David Schwimmer] and Rachel [Jennifer Aniston] together wasn’t quite as much fun as Ross and Rachel sparring,” Buckner says. “I don’t know what the scenes would be if we just did scenes of [Lafayette and James] happy together. I’m thrilled we got Lafayette true love, but it sort of peaked in [episode] six or so. There was closure in that character.“
Nathan Parsons wants to know more of his character’s background.
“It would have been fun to go back to the ’70s a bit, to go back to the war going on and this hippie love child standing against it, the draft dodger, and how he paid for it,” he tells THR.
He wishes his character had more scenes with Jessica so that he could play opposite Woll — with whom he went to college. “My freshman year we did a play together, so I know Deb well. I would have loved a little more time to work with her. She’s a powerhouse,” Parsons says.
Karolina Wydra said that there’s more background to be explored in Violet too.
Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) girlfriend-turned-would-be-torturer might have received backlash from fans because her motivations weren’t immediately clear. “We could have expanded who Violet is and where she’s coming from, to get a better idea of who she is. Imagine, she’s been around for 800 years. She’s seen a lot,” the actress says.
But some of the cast are fully satisfied with their characters’ storylines.
Carrie Preston says
Arlene’s growth from fearing vampires to falling in love with one (Riley Smith’s Keith) “was a great build. It builds up over the seasons, as opposed to breaking down or kind of fizzling out — it was the opposite. I feel like I had a great climb, and where it ended up was perfect.”
True Blood has touched many hearts, but for some the TV show has a greater meaning and the stories and characters touched them on an even deeper level. Twenty-five year old Jamie Pilar Worley loves her ink, so what better way to express her love for the show than by decorating her body with True Blood images?
Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama young Jamie started modeling at a young age.
“I’ve been modeling since I was 13 years old. I was hoping to get famous, but growing up in Alabama….that was very far fetched!”
After spending a big portion of her live in Monterey, California, she now lives in Huntsville again where she works as a dispatcher for the local police department, but continues to work as a (tattoo) model as well in her free time.
We asked Jamie for our sister site The Vault about her modelling work and of course about her True Blood tattoos, but wanted to tell her story also on AllStephenMoyer.com
Now that True Blood has ended, Shad and Lynn thought it appropriate to thank all the fans who have been faithful to our sites throughout True Blood’s run.
We want to express our sincere appreciation to those who have contributed to our sites by visiting often, adding their comments and thoughts to our posts and those that have served as guest writers or reporters at events.
THANK YOU to our fans!!!
Although True Blood has ended, our sites will remain, so we hope you will come back often to get all the True Blood and, most importantly, Stephen Moyer related news..
Below are a few statements from some of our biggest contributors on The Vault and Allstephenmoyer who have shared with us, their thoughts about the ending of the series and what True Blood has meant to them.
PLEASE NOTE: The statements below are in no particular order and were written prior to the Season’s finale episode.
BARBI aka, ThelLou
Ah, True Blood. The craziest, sexiest, funniest, heartbreaking-est guilty pleasure I’ve ever been addicted to! I will miss the love, the laughter, the tears, and of course the rampant nudity. My summers will never be the same after True Blood meets the true death. Kudos to all on a great show that will be forever missed!
When True Blood started in 2008, I remember not being sure what I was in for. I was familiar with the SVM books, but you never really know how adaptations will go. I fell in love with Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse, their portrayers Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, and just about every other denizen of the fascinating town of Bon Temps, Louisiana and it’s environs. I liked that the show followed the books early on, but even then deviated when necessary – Lafayette was too cool to kill – and never felt the need to follow the books chapter by chapter. All due respect to Ms. Harris, but Alan Ball and company built True Blood into its own fascinating entity, and I enjoyed almost every minute.
I have always appreciated that True Blood could be completely mindless entertainment full of boobs and blood, if that’s what you were looking for. But if viewers wanted metaphors and allegories and even political stances on occasion, they could be found and enjoyed amongst the vampires, faeries and shifters we came to see as friends.
Thank you, True Blood, for letting the good times roll for 7 amazing seasons. My summers, and my life, will never be the same. Kudos on a job well done.
What has True Blood meant to me?
Never having participated in any sort of “fandom” of a show, it has been an eye opener.
I think it is the sense of community that developed from a variety of people from all walks of life across the globe. Our avid interest in this strange world of True Blood drew us in to discuss our favorite TV program, characters and the story itself. Our own global community that discarded all barriers like age, education, race, etc. from participation in exchanging our thoughts and ideas, in a way following True Blood itself by embracing what may be different but is just as valid. Friendships were created where otherwise you may have never crossed paths. That is a powerful thing and I think remarkable.
Thanks True Blood.
I’m a vampire girl, so True Blood was highly anticipated by me. That first season was magical. Stephen and Anna made soulmates Bill and Sookie leap off the pages of the books. Their portrayal kept me true to the end. The show started at a difficult period in my life but TB was always there for me. I became a Billsbabe, and have been interacting with some wonderful women who are best TB fans ever. In between seasons, we have been speculating, participating in charities, blogging, tweeting, and supporting the cast in their other work. It has been my extreme pleasure to participate in the TB fandom these past seven seasons. I will miss it more than I can say, and can honestly say that there will never be another experience like this for me. Thank you Charlaine Harris, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, the cast, and writers for all the memories. A huge thank you to The Vault and All Stephen Moyer. I am forever a Billsbabe and Moyerist.
When Vampire Bill first showed up, and Sookie exclaimed “I think Merlotte’s just got its first vampire,” I was hooked … curious, entranced and eager to learn more about the True Blood world and its denizens. I’ve stayed that way through seven seasons, thanks to the amazing characterizations, intriguing stories, superlative sets, music and costumes. I have so enjoyed immersing myself in this fantastical world and following the lives of the characters I’ve grown to love and appreciate. It’s been an incredible odyssey. Salute to everyone involved!!
I have always been the sensible one. But once I was exposed to zany world of True Blood, another side of me was unleashed. Less boring. More crazy. I remember going online to find out more about the show and discovering the Billsbabes. Next thing I knew, I was one of them! Then there we were tracking down Stephen Moyer in the woods. I’d never done anything like that in my life let alone tell people about it. At the end of it all, I must say that it felt empowering. It feels good to let your passions out in the open and make some wonderful new friends in the process. I have True Blood to thank for that.
MY OBSESSION, aka Kathy
There’s so much to say about True Blood. For me, something unexplainable and magical happened when I first saw Bill/Stephen. This was an actor I had no knowledge of and the more I saw and learned of him through ASM and ASMF, the more I became obsessed. I had never, ever belonged to a forum or fan group before HE came into my life or as the hubby calls him “your boyfriend”. Never have I collected so much “stuff” associated with an actor or show…calling and hounding shops on when they’ll get the latest item I was lusting after on Stephen. Have never had so many discussions with people and complete strangers about a tv show. Through ASMF I have come to know people from all over the world and it’s been a truly wonderful experience.
Stephen is more than a character on a show-he’s funny, an entertaining story teller, not boring and sexy as hell. I find myself smiling when he talks. I love seeing him in pics dressed in the same old cut-offs and shoes that he’s had for years. He’s very relatable and un-celebrity like, down to earth and makes me more obsessed, if that’s possible. I’m sure I’m over my limit of words but when I get talking about True Blood and Stephen, I can’t stop!
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The entire series of True Blood, Season 1 through 7 are available already for pre-order on Blu-Ray and DVD on Amazon.com. Get on over to reserve your copy to save for all time.
These listings are prior to the official HBO Home Video announcement for the title, though, so instead of a street date Amazon only says “This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives.<
Pricing is available, however, currently showing $249.99 SRP for the standard DVD and $299.98 SRP for the Blu-ray set (you can, of course, guarantee your copy right away at a discounted price, if you order it using either of the links below).
In one of the final scenes of True Blood, Bill Compton found the photo he took with his daughter Sarah back before he left for the Civil War. You may remember, we saw Bill and his family posing for photos in one of the many Bill flashbacks in Season 7.
Below is the photo of Bill and his daughter Sarah, that he will cherish for eternity.
Back in Season 1, when Bill spoke to the folks in the church at the Descendents of the Glorious Dead, the mayor brought a photo that he had found and gave it to Bill. It was a photo of Bill, his wife Caroline and his daughter Sarah and son, Thomas. When Bill received the gift, a tear came from his eye which he quickly wiped away with a handkerchief. This was the first time we learned that vampires cry blood as we saw the redness of his tears on the handkerchief, when he quickly put it in his pocket
Below is that photo. It’s nice to see the family together and we’re glad that Bill finally got to see the photo he took with daughter Sarah.