So, only now I could to put the pics at True Blood Season 5 Press Conference. Check out:
I’ve posted HD screen captures of the episode “Whatever I am, You Made Me”; new episode stills from Season 2, 4 and 5; the promo of the next episode “We’ll Meet Again” and a sneak peek with Pam (Kristin Bauer):
I’ve posted HD screen captures of the second episode “Authority Always Wins” and here is the promo of the next episode “Whatever I am, You Made Me”. Enjoy!
I’ve posted the missed photoshoots on Gallery. Including screen captures from Bullet Magazine’s behind the scenes. Check out:
Forget the vampire clan in Twilight, the hard-core species is to be found in True Blood, the wildly popular HBO series which stars 35-year-old Swedish-born actor Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman, the 1000-year-old Viking vampire feasting in the Louisiana Bayou. As presumptive leader of his bloodsucking brethren, Eric is a charismatic pansexual sadist who runs the most decadent and depraved nightclub you could ever imagine. Now entering its 5th season, True Blood owes much of its following to Skarsgård ‘s electric aura. And everywhere the 6’4″ Swedish actor goes, his avid female fans are sure to follow, although an autograph is often not their only request. “Women are constantly asking me to bite them, but I have to say no or it would start a weird trend,” smiles Skarsgård . “Because of the internet, if I would do that once or twice it would suddenly be all over the web and I’ll end up having to bite people for the next 40 years. Fans, mainly women I suppose, would be coming up to me and say, I saw online that you bit another fan, so now you have to bite me, please! So I’m forced to decline such offers.” Skarsgård, whose actor father Stellan Skarsgard (Ronin, Mamma Mia!, Angels & Demons) is even more famous in their native Sweden, originally trained in the Swedish army as an anti-terrorist soldier and credits that gruelling physical regime with endowing him with a heightened physical presence. Skarsgard trains hard for two months prior to each new season of True Blood episodes so that he maintains the ultra-fit physique that adds maximum impact to his numerous nude sex scenes. Skarsgård was recently seen in Battleship and last year’s Melancholia. Later this year, he will be appearing in What Maisie Knew opposite Julianne Moore, Disconnect with Jason Bateman, and The East, co-starring Ellen Page. Skarsgård and Page were seen last week attending an L.A. Kings’ hockey game during the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Skarsgård recently signed a multi-million dollar endorsement contract to be the spokesmodel for Calvin Klein men’s fragrance.
Q: Alexander, what can you tell us about the upcoming 5th season of True Blood?
Skarsgård: Oh, I don’t want to spoil to much of the fun, but this year will probably be an epic year in the series. More blood, more thrills! Eric will be meeting a very special new member of his circle – my vampire sister Nora (British actress Lucy Griffiths) will be appearing on the show. She’s also Godric’s child and a very important part of his life.
Q: At the end of the 4th season, Sookie breaks up with both your character, Eric, and with Bill. Is this the end of the menage a trois?
Skarsgård: (Laughs) Eric and Bill are going to be working on their bromance a bit now. We team up against a natural enemy. They have no choice but to set aside their disputes and form an alliance of sorts. It’s going to be a bit like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Hello ASkars! Here the promo of episode 2 “Authority Always Wins”. Enjoy it!
Calvin Klein will launch a new men’s scent in the fall of 2012 called Encounter. Actor Alexander Skarsgard will be the face of the fragrance with Lara Stone as supporting actress/model. In one more example of the meshing of Hollywood imagery and scenario-making with the story-telling of perfume, Skarsgard noted that,…
“Their idea for their concept was very intriguing to me — it was almost like a short film, and very film noir. It felt interesting to me,” he said of the TV campaign and print ad. “I wanted to be involved with something where you tell a story — even though it’s a short story.”
Thomas Burkhardt, vice president of marketing for Coty Prestige stressed that the story illustrating the scent feels a bit unsettling, “a bit uncomfortable” as he put it specifically, which he sees as a defining trait of the Calvin Klein brand. The ending to this story “of unresolved tension and desire between a man and a woman,” is said to have been left open to interpretation.
It sounds like another story of seduction, which is the mainstay of commercial perfumery together with the coming-of-age tale: I’m a woman at last. The preferred genre of mainstream perfumery translated into filmic genre would be the rom-com story. The more shadowy film noir genre with its hint of creep translated into perfumery is a bit edgier (see next our list of Perfume suggestions for Fim Noir Viewing which we started compiling in last month).
Encounter was composed by Honorine Blanc and Pierre Negrin of Firmenich. It opens on top notes of mandarin, cardamom and rum leading to a heart of pepper, Egyptian jasmine, patchouli and cognac before leaving a trail of agarwood, atlas cedarwood and musk.
And also added some new pictures, check on links below:
I just posted now the EW scans. These are of iPad version taken by me. Enjoy it:
When penning the fifth season of True Blood, the frightening yet disarmingly funny vampire drama that returns to HBO this Sunday, creator Alan Ball found inspiration (in all places!) by watching the scary-in-their-own-right presidential primaries.
“My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who thinks she has a direct line to God.” Ball told EW. “What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’”
The result is a battle between the Tru Blood-sipping Authority, headed by Roman Zimojic (Christopher Meloni), and religious extremists like the Sanguinistas, who believe humans were created by God for one purpose only: to serve as a hearty meal. “Sanguine is from the Latin word for blood, and I was trying to find a name that like a real movement,” explains Ball.
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Yes, the Entertaiment Weekly made a special inssue about everything True Blood and the new season. You can get your inssue (and choose between the 11 covers with the cast) here. The inssue is available on June, 8.
So, check out a interview on behind the scenes for ET and the all caps and the magazine cover: