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Interview with ASkars at Sundance 2015

Interesting interview with Alexander Skarsgard with his costars from “Diary of a Teenage Girl” at Sundance. One of the things I have always loved about him is the thought he puts into his characters.

Check out the video from the LA Times!

Kristin Bauer van Straten talks Pam’s ‘True Blood’ ending

I may not miss Pam’s persistent bitterness all that much (I was over if after 7 years), but I will miss Kristin BVS’s genuine love for Alex. So happy to know they were close friends throughout.

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Happy Birthday Alexander Skarsgard

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It’s the morning after, and still too soon for any of us to really analyse what we actually think about the finale of True Blood. Initial reaction that I have seen across the…

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ASkars talks “The Giver” and “True Blood”

Time Magazine sat down and talked with Alexander Skarsgard about his time filming The Giver with Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Taylor Swift, as well as the end of True Blood.  Here’s  what he had to say about his final season as Eric Northman:

Let’s talk about True Blood. That dream sequence between Eric and Jason got people very excited. Can you tease anything about their romantic-sexual futures as the final episodes approach? The people need to know.

I can’t say much about the plot, but that was a very memorable scene. Ryan [Kwanten] is so funny. It was a very tough night for me — I couldn’t stop laughing. He’s a hilarious guy. But we knew that scene was coming. We shot that scene where he drinks my blood in season six. There wasn’t a real plan to follow through, but then when we shot it, it was strangely sensual, and Ryan and I just looked at each other after shooting that scene last year like, “We’re definitely going to see that dream sequence.” Sure enough, a couple months later we got the script, and there it was.

What was your reaction when you saw how the series ends?

I’ve been really happy with this whole season. To me, that’s Eric at his best, when he’s got one clear objective: revenge. When he’s that focused and determined, it’s so much fun to play that and hopefully watch as well. The fact that I’ve gotten to work with Kristin Bauer [van Straten] so much this season — I always miss her when we shoot seasons and we don’t get to work that much. It’s been great finishing this series side by side with Kristin. I really liked how we leave Eric at the end of this show. I’m very happy with it. Hopefully fans will be as well.

 The rest of the interview is well worth reading, so check it out!

On a personal note, I still have not watched much of season 7, although I caught a few scenes while recording the first two episodes for a friend.  I’ve decided to wait and see how it ends before I watch it all the way through.  At this point, I think I will be able to watch it, no matter what happens, so long as I’m prepared for what I am going to see.  As for my fanfic, that is currently on hiatus until I have made my peace with how Eric and Sookie’s storyline progressed on the show.  Not that I need to agree with it or like it, but just that I can spend time with the characters again without feeling sick about what happened with them in the show.  In the meanwhile, I’m having a lot of fun exploring Asian romantic dramas and thinking about writing an original mystery — although you might recognize one of the characters as being like a certain Swedish favorite.   🙂

Peace, my fellow Truebies!

Alexander Woo developing show for AMC

Variety is ra eporting that Alexander Woo, one of my favorite writers from True Blood, is developing show for AMC, Bombingham, set in Birmingham, Alabama, that uncovers a 50-year-old murder that may resurrect racial tensions in the city.

What else is the author of “Timebomb” up to?

 At present [Woo is] also developing a comic thriller for HBO and Lionsgate, “Headhunters,” based on the Jo Nesbo novel. And HBO tapped Woo to pen the adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the nonfiction tome by Rebecca Skloot. Alan Ball and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Prods. are shepherding “Immortal Life” as a telepic.

Which is all great news for Alex Woo, but he looks as if he is going to be super busy. So you have to know where my mind is going here — does this mean he will not be writing for True Blood any more? He was one of my favorites, and I always felt as if he was Sooric-friendly.  So why the departure? I had actually always hoped he would take a more prominent role behind the scenes after Alan Ball stepped down and was replaced by Brian Buckner as showrunner, but that never happened.

Whatever the cause for Alexander Woo’s apparently moving on from True Blood, I wish him well as one of my all-time favorite True Blood writers.  Love you, AW!

Cosmo ranks the hottest fictional vamps

Cosmopolitan ranked the hottest fictional vampires this week  — and you know who  was #1!

Read the listings here.

My VIKI Boyfriend blog

Please forgive this self-indulgent self promotion, but having become a total Korean/Taiwanese/Asian drama addict over the last year, I have decided to start another blog site called MyVIKIBoyfriend. (For those who are not familiar with Asian drama, Viki.com is one of the premier sites to watch shows from all over the world and I’ve developed crushes on several “Viki boyfriends” in addition to my love for Eric!)  I haven’t written much on the new blog yet, but if it is a genre that interests you, feel free to check it out at myvikiboyfriend.wordpress.com! And if you haven’t discovered the joys of Asian drama, you might want to check that out, too. Unlike American TV, Asian dramas are naturally limited in their runs, typically 14 to 20 episode, which allows a planned story arc with a set beginning, middle and end.  This turns out to be a great venue for romances in particular, as the writers are free to give couples the happy endings so many viewers would like to see.  If you haven’t tried one, you might want to try one of my favorites below. Fair warning that I do tend to favor romantic comedies and paranormal romance.

  • The Master’s Sun, about a girl who is exhausted because she is constantly being approached by ghosts, but who then discovers that touching a wealthy and cool CEO makes the ghosts disappear.  Funny, spooky and romantic, this was my favorite drama of 2013.  Available at Dramafever and Viki.
  • Lie to Me, in which a girl tries to impress her friends by claiming to be married to a wealthy hotel owner.  How long can she keep up the charade and what will she do when he finds out about their supposed marriage?  Another playful, fun romantic comedy. Dramafever and Viki.
  • Pasta.  A young woman who wants to become a chef in a gourmet French restaurant in Seoul faces conflict with the hot-tempered but sexy new chief chef.  One of my all-time favorites and worth it for the food porn as much as the romance.  Dramafever and Viki.
  • The Greatest Love.  A pop star whose career is starting to fall runs into the hottest male star in the country and hilarity ensues. And once you see Cha Seung Won’s bedroom eyes and abs, you’re going to need a bucket of ice to cool off. Dramafever and Viki.

I’ll be keeping up with spoilers for True Blood on this blog as we go into the spring.  Here’s to a great final season for Eric Northman, my one and only Viking boyfriend!