HBO’s True Blood is about to enter its final stages of shooting. It will air soon and audiences will inhale and exhale in response to the script on screen.
It’s been seven seasons and with the last one about to begin now the relationship between Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) will be explored in depth.
The show has taken tangents into other territory such as witchcraft, lycanthropy and “sexcapades”. With an audience of 11.4 million viewers, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer portray two very sensitive and capable characters.
A bond developed between them while filming the series. They tied the knot there is no untying. Finally, they had twins and are a happy family now.
It is a little strange to play vampire and victim with the person who is your wife and who you are a husband to. Yet by the end of the day they are a strong family that stays together.
The couple, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, are also going to appear on the cover of the Entertainment Weekly. And Anna actually posed nude for the cover.
Stephen Moyer has his share of awkward moments on screen with his wife. And his wife Anna Paquin has even more embarrassing scenes.
In one, he is supposed to direct her sex scene with another star Joe Manganiello, who played Alcide, and as he gives her directions, he also feels a little odd.
But then he has to remember that this is just a make-belief world they are enacting in front of the camera. A level of professionalism has to be displayed that is not ordinarily found in the real world out there.
‘There are moments where I’ll be watching on a monitor [and say], “Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna’s breast. Good. And can you move your right thumb just a little bit towards her nipple? Great.” And then I’ll go, “Babe, babe, enjoy it.” I’m certainly talking to her as “babe.” “Darling, go for it. Yeah, feel the nipple,”’ Moyer told EW in an interview.
Anna herself admits that the two have had to engage in some bizarre and surreal stuff on screen.
“We set the bar very high for weird very early on. We’ve done a lot of odd sh– on this show. Actually, the potentially awkward couplings [are] not the weirdest sh– that we’ve done on this show,” said Anna.
Yet Moyer feels that they are lucky as a couple since they have touched and tasted the unknown on a regular basis. They have made it this far and they will continue to push the envelope as far as extremes of experience are concerned.
“In a funny way, I feel like — without revealing too much — it’s quite interesting for us as a couple because we’ve kind of gone to places where a lot of people don’t get to,” said Moyer. “And we’re still here. And I think that’s good for us in a way.”
Both Anna and Moyer believe that what they take part in is ultimately good for them. And so there ends the story of True Blood. Stay tuned to HBO to see the final season.
Meanwhile, a musical adaptation of True Blood musical is also coming. The composer of HBO’s hot show, Nathan Barr, told E! that he is working on True Blood: The Musical.
“We’ve got a couple of songs already,” Barr said. “The story lends itself to a musical,” he continued. “The challenge for us is the minute I thought about True Blood: The Musical, I myself could kind of groan. I can see the bad version of that. It’s really a matter of finding a way of sort of reinventing it.”
But the True Blood musical is not going to be aired on HBO. Broadway will air it.
“We’re pitching it, it’s not a guaranteed thing,” Barr said. “I have the rights. HBO doesn’t have to like it, but hopefully they will and they’ll give us the shot to make it and bring it to Broadway.
“We have a year left before we have to present it. It’s still very early, but we’re very excited. Fingers crossed!”
True Blood’s final Season 7 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, June 22.