CraveOnline interview with Stephen Moyer – I’m on Team Bill Now!

CRAVEONLINEMEDIA’s William Bibbiani interviewed Stephen during his press junket for The Caller and he glamoured them, just like he has done to all us Bill fans. He says:

Well, I’m on Team Bill now after talking to Stephen Moyer. I never really took sides on True Blood but he is such an engaging, responsive interview. Moyer stars in the new movie The Caller. Mary (Rachelle Lefevre) receives a phone call from the past, and it turns out the person on the other line can impact the present. Moyer is the night school teacher she befriends in Puerto Rico. Moyer called from Puerto Rico where the press junket is surviving inclement weather, and we talked about his movie roles and hit TV show.”

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Below is part of the interview with Stephen where he asks questions that have been sent in by the fans. It was really difficult to cut out much because the fan questions were just really fab! Read it and see how he “charmed the interviewer.”

CraveOnline: Well, I have some questions of my own and some from fans, so I hope you like them.
Stephen Moyer: Me too, otherwise I’m going to be very upset.

CraveOnline: After dealing with vampire mythology for a few years, did you want something easy to explain like time travel?
Stephen Moyer: Yeah, like time jump continuum, something like that, something simple. [Laughs] It is pretty confusing. I was interested in the idea of it, whether we could make this work, this idea. Whether it was actually real, we met a math physicist professor who talked us through the math of this to actually work out if it tracks. Mathematically, our movie is absolutely possible.

CraveOnline: What was it like working with Rachelle and how did you develop such a chemistry with her?
Stephen Moyer: We got together with Matthew. We talked about each scene and how to try and make them as real as possible. One of the things I think Matthew has done incredibly well is to track the development so that you believe – because she’s obviously so cautious to begin with because of the relationship that she’s had with her husband and the divorce and what she’s going through and moving out and her mom and then the phone call – that she’s incredibly cautious and not trusting. So that’s something we talked about a lot. Rachelle is just brilliant. I think she gives a wonderful performance. I saw it for myself for the first time last and I was really, really impressed with Rachelle. It’s one of those interesting things where you only get a certain amount of time to do it and we had had an actress drop out of the film. Rachelle had found out she was doing it at two o’clock in the morning and flew in from Canada, arrived at 4 PM and I walked on set with her at 6 PM having just shaken her hand. We shot that first scene when she walks into the classroom. And then the scene out in the rain, so it wasn’t like we had a week of getting to know you at parties.

CraveOnline: I read that you’re afraid of scary movies. How did you sit through The Caller? [question sent in by Shadaliza] Stephen Moyer: I’m going to be honest with you. Even though I know how it’s done, what’s coming, I even know the script, I still jumped. I still have those moments of “oh my God, what the f*** is going to happen now?” But I really enjoyed it. I think I’m getting to a point where I’m starting to actually enjoy that feeling and starting to realize the reason people must like it in the first place.

CraveOnline: Was your family able to visit you in Puerto Rico?
Stephen Moyer: No, they weren’t. I was in the middle of doing another job. I left New Zealand when we shot this and I came here for nine days and then went straight onto another gig. So the truth is no, this one was nine days by myself, and I came in for two more days.

CraveOnline: Can your kids visit you on the True Blood set? Can they even watch it?
Stephen Moyer: Yeah, all the time. They come in especially on the threesome stuff where I’m naked with Alex. They love all that sh*t. I’m obviously kidding.

Crave Online: I knew you were kidding about the threesome.
Stephen Moyer: Yeah. They come a lot and I like them to see what I’m doing because they can’t watch the show itself. If there’s something that really is completely tame and it’s fine for them to watch I do try and get them there so that they feel part of it, so they actually get to come and see what daddy is doing. I think it must be odd as a kid, you know your parent is in this thing which is very successful and people watch and you’re not allowed to watch it. It must be really frustrating.

CraveOnline: What kind of big season finale can we expect on True Blood?
Stephen Moyer: We’re obviously leading towards a culmination of everything. We’ve just seen Tommy Mickens get beaten up. That’s going to have a profound effect on some of our characters. There’s going to be obviously a smack down showdown with the witches and the vampires. It’s very cleverly pulled together how everybody plays their part. I think we do that really well. I haven’t seen episode 12 yet but I do know I certainly enjoyed it very much when I read it on the page. I thought it was the most complete finale that we’d ever had.

CraveOnline: This is a question I really liked. Someone wanted to know when are you going to host Saturday Night Live?
Stephen Moyer: I’d love to do it. There are a couple of people on a couple of fan sites that are Bill fans who have started a campaign to get me on Saturday Night Live. So I don’t know. We’ll see. I’d love to do it. It would be fun.

Crave Online: What kind of character do you get to play in The Double?
Stephen Moyer: A Russian ex-army maverick who’s imprisoned and he is a nasty piece of work.

Crave Online: Do you just do accents really well?
Stephen Moyer: I think that again, what I was drawn to was the accent, doing something completely different. He’s a bit psychotic. If they see Bill in that then I’m a f***ing sh*t actor.

To read the entire interview (which is well worth it), go to: craveonlinemedia.com

8 Comments

  1. Another excellent interview. Stephen is his usual charming and candid self. I loved the SNL hosting reference. I’m not on FB but have e-mailed the NBC powers that be suggesting Stephen’s name. He would make a terrific host.

    Thanks so much for providing.

  2. I don’t know, maybe I’m the only one who really doesn’t try to see Bill in other characters. Maybe because Bill wasn’t the first character I saw Stephen play. I always try to see something that is Stephen instead. Stephen is about hundred times more interesting than the Bill character to me….

    1. I also don’t see him as Bill in the other characters he plays, I don’t see it in Stephen either. For me it’s all completely separated.

      1. Hahaha… well I didn’t mean that I, for an example watch Jason in Men only or Steven Hunt in Waking the dead and thinks “oh there is Stephen” . LOL… I do separate him from his characters, but still sometimes I see some tiny bits from some of the characters and then I mean the nice ones. After all I think that a actor must give some of themselves sometimes….

  3. Totally agree Stephen and Bill separate identities entirely as are his other characters, one of my very favorites
    was as Stephen in Waking the Dead (I love this series) he was fabulous, I watch it over and over. loved him as Jason in Men Only. I just love anything he does and can’t wait to see more.

    I am really disappointed I will not see him on the big screen in Caller but have to wait for the DVD.

  4. Another fun interview. I certainly didn’t see a bit of Bill in this film; he’s always wonderfully different in each role.

  5. What a great interview, that man is amazing. It’s too bad that some of his movie offers fell through. I’m sure if I liked that question about us TB fans seeing him as Bill in other movies. Why would we? I also don’t see why he had to bring up Alex’s movie.

  6. Yay, Team Bill! I think Stephen does a great job differentiating the characters he plays – he not only looks completely different, but they each have such different demeanors and personalities…and yes, accents! I saw Stephen in several things before True Blood (Quills, The Starter Wife), and I never recognized him. IMO he’s a chameleon, which makes him an even better actor than just his fab talent.

    Last season’s TB finale was so underwhelming, but I’m hoping this one will make up for it.

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