SDCC 2012: True Blood Panel Live Blog And New Season 5 Trailer
Reported by Outsiders - 07:01 PM 2012.07.14
Alan Ball introduces the season 5 Comic-Con trailer...
Cast is introduced: Joe Manganiello, Ryan Kwanten, Deborah Ann Woll, Sam Trammel, Rutina Wesley, Christopher Meloni, Alex Skarsgard, Kristin Bauer von Straten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, and Ball.
Moyer tells Skarsgard he looks good in his black T-shirt.
"Weíve had a little too much fun together and its been four years of us fighting over Sookie. Thereís like Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid," says Skarsgard.
Moyer: "We have to join together so animosity aside, I felt like when we work together, there is something between us in the past that we havenít seen yet, like an old friendship.Ē Skarsgard: ďEric is surprised, that he has to work with this guy."
They address Pamís wardrobe: "I see a Walmart sweatsuit in the front row," says Von Straten. "There is a rack of Walmart sweatsuits and we start with a yellow one and we say, I donít think we have to try on anything else."
They ask abour giving Tara stripping lessons?
Manganiello starts to tease the crowd by taking off his jacket and gyrating his hips.
Meloni is asked the question of whatís the difference between this show and SVU? "Trying to figure out what a sex crime is on this show is very different. Itís an interesting world. I never heard of a were panther." Meloni talks about when he staked the kid in the Authority scene. "My wife was watching the show, and sheís like, `itís so obvious itís not going to be the kid.í Itís pretty much the one thing I wanted to do. If I was going to be a vampire, you gotta let me stake someone. I thought I was going to be monologuing. It was very intricate, very technical. The kid didnít actually explode."
"Were going to learn more about what happened to them and the affects on Sookie and Jason." Ball mentions about Stackhouses parents.
Ball confirms that there are definitely some hot sex scenes coming up and all tastes will be satisfied.
Joe says he "sexually eviscerates" one of the characters in an episode coming up. Ball says lots of sexy scenes coming up. Moyer is directing an upcoming episode. He got to see Joe naked. He says directing the episode was fun. Anna says Moyer's amazing. Anna says she felt like a widow for a month because Stephen was so busy working on the episode. So much goes into directing the show. Sounds like it's very time consuming. Skarsgard has good things to say about Moyer as director. Kristin is equally complimentary.
Moyer talking about letting everybody play and have fun and "do something we haven't done before." He says when he saw bits of his episode in the trailer and it's a very "unusual and kind of wonderful feeling." He says he absolutely adores Sam Trammell. Says he's am amazing actor. Trammell has one of the most impossible jobs on Moyer's episode. It's a scene with another actor. "Very, very tough stuff." Trammell says it was really fun. No one's giving up any details! Trammell says he has no idea how Trammell managed to direct and act and be prepared for future episodes. Moyer says he'd love to direct again. Sounds like it took him three seasons to get Ball to say yes to let him direct.
Stack brings up people wanting Skarsgard to be in Fifty Shades of Grey. Lots of cheers for that. "I gotta read that," Skarsgard says. He hasn't read the book or seen a script. He's talking about Eric and Pam's torture room. Topic switches to Pam and Eric's back-story. Kristin says it was so much fun. "Also, my making. I thought the writing was so brilliant," she says. Skarsgard says it was really nice to have a couple scenes with Kristin, since he's been so busy with the Authority. Kristin is tearing up while they're talking about Eric releasing Pam. She says she cried at the table-read and rehearsal.
Rutina says she gets to recreate Tara, "but keep the essence of Tara." She was a little off at first. "Having Pam as a maker to look after her and sort of show her the ropes, she sees a different side of Pam." She says it warms her. Ball says they considered the idea of turning someone who really hated vampires.
Talking about the tanning bed scene. Rutina says she kept passing mirrors and jumping when she saw herself in her burned-up tanning bed make-up. Kristin says it was fun to be rotting last season and give up vanity.
Alan Ball says no plans for weretigers from book 5 but the writers taking over the show may choose otherwise.
Skarskard licks, signs his name card and gives it to a fan they asked about it.
Meloni says there is no bad blood between him and SVU.
Ball says there are three new romances this season!
Ball says there's at least one (possibly two) more season. He says there's a chance of that but he won't be involved in making decisions. Hope there aren't any more questions about the future of the series beyond Season 5, since Ball doesn't seem to know much about that.
Manganiello says his favorite scene was Valentine's Day, making a Sookie sandwich with Alex. This season, Episode 10 is a very memorable one for Deborah Ann Woll! Kwantan says getting to wear the He-Man onesie. Anna says the last scene of the last episode. Guess it's going to blow us away! Obviously she can't say what happened. Skarsgard says the Godrick death scene. Kristin says her most memorable scene was being released. Moyer says the episode coming up is an Alan Ball episode, and Episode 12 is an Alan Ball episode - their last Alan Ball episode. Moyer calls for applause to say thanks to Ball. Ball looks sincerely touched. Covers his face with his hands and then smiles with gratitude.