SPOILERS: True Blood Trailer shown at TCAs
I warned you…
P.S. – Here is a bit more from Anna Paquin and Alan Ball from the TCAs:
Jonathan Storm: Poor Sookie Stackhouse, that cute little thing. Not only does she have to deal with plain old vampires, but werewolves and werepanthers get thrown at her, along with shape-shifters and now wacko witches, too, not to mention the shall-we-say “eccentric” human residents of her Louisiana neighborhood.
Is it fair, Anna Paquin, that your boss, Alan Ball, keeps putting all this trouble in your path?
“Is it fair?” Paquin responded at the HBO session for her popular True Blood show Thursday. “I’m having the best time of my life. Are you kidding me? And I’m not just a little thing, thank you very much! I can hold my own.”
“I dare him to come up with something I say no to.”
Everybody’s alit, apparently. “I’m having more fun than I’ve ever had in my life,” said executive producer Ball, who foresees True Blood weaving its scary, sexy spell for many more seasons. He denied he split up Sookie and her once true-love vampire buddy Bill Compton after Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who plays Compton, became an item. The couple married last August.
The relationship “has never impacted the show in any way other than positive,” Ball said. “But you know I am working from source material.” (The show is based on a series of books by Charlaine Harris.) “I knew they split up in the book, and that’s probably why we did it.”
Ball isn’t a slave to the source material. Take Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis, a hash-slinging, drug-dealing, trash-talking queen who now turns out to be a witch, too. “Lafayette’s a great example,” Ball said, “because he gets killed in the books. . . . After the first season of working with Nelsan, I just went, ‘There’s no way we can kill this character.’ “