In season 3, as you all saw in Episode 1 last night, real wolves are being used to portray the werewolves in the True Blood world. Stephen Moyer had to work with them in this episode and in the video below we see that, and how they are incorporated into the scenes.
Since Stephen loves dogs, I’m sure he enjoyed meeting these powerful, but beautiful creatures. We also see Alan Ball and director Dan Minehan talk about how glad they were to be using real wolves instead of their special effects counterparts.
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