On June 17, 2014 my assistant and I had the privilege of attending the True Blood Season 7 premiere as representatives for The Vault and AllStephenMoyer.com on the red carpet. It was beyond exciting to know that we would be amongst all my favorite True Blood people, but especially Stephen Moyer. He and Anna looked great together and I loved how beautiful and happy Anna Paquin looked standing with her hubby. They make the cutest couple!
Working on The Vault and AllStephenMoyer.com has certainly been a wild if not, amazing ride. While it’s been a lot of work, it’s also provided many wonderful experiences by giving me with the opportunity to meet the most interesting people. I’ve interviewed many of the cast and crew, have visited the set, attended Comic Con several times and just been all around LA learning more and more about the show and what makes is so special. It’s been a wild ride, and I don’t think I’ll soon forget my experiences. However, being given access to the red carpet this week will certainly remain a highlight of all my True Blood experiences. I’ve been on red carpets before such as the 2010 Scream Awards and 2011 Scream Awards, attended previous True Blood premieres and have attended many charity events close to the hearts of the True Blood cast, so I knew pretty much what to expect, but I have to say the True Blood event was a particularly wild red carpet. The space for the red carpet is usually a vertical line that the stars walk down, but with it’s zigzag format, this was a crush of photographers, TV and print journalists all vying for the best positions in order to get the attention of the stars. First on the zigzag carpet were the photographers, then the stars made a U-turn for the TV journalists and then turned again to finally get to the print journalists. We of course were with the print people at the end of the line, just before the theater entrance. I was proud to see that The Vault was the only True Blood fan website in attendance
The overwhelming theme of the night was that when the True Blood cast talk about being a “family,” they really mean it. I asked each cast member about what they will miss the most when True Blood ends, and almost all of them answered the question with one answer, “the sense of family and the people!” Since the show has been on the air for 6 seasons, and the cast have been together for even longer, that’s not too surprising, but I do know that True Blood has been an amazing experience for all concerned. The cast and crew have all become extremely close and bonded as if they were in a family. Also, many of the cast were unknowns before they got recognized on True Blood it’s provided them with wonderful opportunities. So, while they will miss their fellow comrades on True Blood, I’m sure they’re all looking forward to the new experiences available to them now that they have True Blood listed on their resume.
The one drawback to our position on the red carpet was that we were last in the line. While we could see everyone easily from our vantage point and and they could see us, it was difficult, with the time constraints, for everyone to be able to stop by and chat. However, happily, most chose to recognize us by stopping by.
Red Carpet zigzag set up
Below see just a few examples of photos of Stephen from our Photo Gallery:
And see the photos we took of Stephen’s expressive description of the scene described in the video above.
Once everyone went into the theater, they started to tear down the red carpet and we began to pack up. Two ladies from HBO came over and were so nice to extend an invitation to us to attend the True Blood After Party being held at the Roosevelt Hotel across the streeet. We were thrilled, of course and met up with more people at the party. The cast were very relaxed and enjoyed themselves.
And, finally to Stephen Moyer who defied all his handlers when he was being urged to go into the Theater because the show was already 45 minutes late, but said NO, I have to talk to this lady. We spoke briefly about his participation in Soccer Aid a couple of weeks ago and he told me how much he enjoyed his week training and getting ready for the game in which he only played for about 5 minutes. I did manage to get part of an interview with another outlet, which is in the video section below.
To see the videos I did get to THE VAULT.
You will find there videos with:
- Nathan Barr
- Amelia Rose Blaire and Karolina Wydra
- Bailey Noble, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Kristin Bauer van Straten and briefly, Carrie Preston
- Deborah Ann Woll, Janina, Lauren Bowles, Ashley Hinshaw
- Dale Raoul and Patricia Bethune
- Michael McMillian
- Chris Bauer
- Gregg Fienberg
Also, to see the full coverage of the True Blood Season 7 Red Carpet including all of the cast, crew, etc. go to our post about it on THE VAULT.