Anna Paquin on whether a True Blood movie is coming: vampires don’t age, actors do

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I know True Blood was trash the last few seasons, but I watched that entire series twice I loved it so much. It’s devastating that the actor who played Lafayette, Nelsan Ellis, passed away in 2017 at just 39. He was so talented and I loved his character. I also liked Sookie and Bill, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who are married in real life with two children, and of course Erik and Pam, Alex Skarsgard and Kristin Bauer. We know what Alex is doing and Kristin hasn’t hit it as big which is a shame, but she was on Once Upon a Time and is working steadily. I follow her on Instagram and she’s amazing. She’s an outspoken activist and she loves her pets.

That’s all to say that I would watch the hell out of a True Blood movie. Anna Paquin is in a new series where she plays a publicist fixer. It’s called Flack, it airs on Pop in the US, and I read a review on Pajiba that says it’s highly bingeable but that the dialogue is not natural. Supposedly they get the world of gossip and celebrity publicity right so I’m interested to watch it.

Anna was on Access Live promoting Flack when she was asked about whether a True Blood movie is happening. She said that it’s been 11 years (it hasn’t! It’s only been 4.5 years since the show ended) and that actors get old and can’t play ageless vampires so probably not.

Will there ever be a True Blood movie?
Probably not with the same cast. You know the thing with the vampires and they’re not supposed to age. It’s been 11 years. I mean my husband’s cute but he’s not actually immortal.

You could do it
I’m not sure that’s going to happen but thank you.

Again, True Blood ended in mid 2014, not that long ago for fans or for the way these actors age. They still look awesome and there are still so many of us who would watch this. I really think it should happen and that Alan Ball should write it. Also, why the hell has Ball not written another original movie since American Beauty? That’s one of the best films of all time.

There may be another reason why we’re not getting a True Blood movie. A musical is in the works! This news came out last fall but I totally forgot about it. I get it, the show was campy and it lends itself to that, but I want to see all the actors together again on the big screen or even in an HBO or Netflix movie. I’ll take whatever I can get.

Here’s a link to the video!

These two went to the VF Oscar Party together.
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  1. Muffy says:

    What’s with that fug Little House on the Prarie dress she’s wearing? With a raffia bow?

    • EMc says:

      I actually like the dress, but the bow/belt thing is a no go for me..
      But I love True Blood and both of them so perhaps I’m bias!

    • atlantic says:

      Love the dress and it suits her. It’s nice to see something a bit different from so many of the other Oscar night dresses as well.

  2. launicaangelina says:

    As a celeb gossip fan, Flack sounds interesting! I like her and Stephen a lot and follow them on social media. I’d be down for a True Blood movie.

  3. NJ says:

    She meant that the show premiered 11 years ago. So Bill should look like he did when the show started.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s what I thought too. Hard to believe it’s been that long!

      I’d watch anything with Pam and Erik in it, but it wouldn’t be the same without Lafayette. :(

  4. Himmiefan says:

    Seasons 1-3 were fantastic while season 4 should have been the best since it was based on the best book, but to me it was only okay. Five through 7 were awful! The show really went down after Alan Ball left. They owe us a re-do of the last 3 seados with Ball back in place.

    • Muffy says:

      Sing it. Season Four was the season I was most excited for, and it was terrible. I think they were aiming for Eric to have a “childlike innocence”, but instead they played it as simply childlike and that’s not sexy. How do you make AS not sexy?

  5. Maum says:

    Hated Bill on the show but they seem like a great couple.

    Eric and Sookie had such smoking chemistry…

  6. Malificent says:

    Stephen Moyer was already in his late 30s when the show premiered, which was a bit of a tactical (temporal?) error. They even inserted a line into the one of the first episodes about why he looked older than Bill’s age in the books (32?) — by saying that life was so hard in the 19th century that people aged earlier.

    Mid-20s to mid-30s, you can usually punt on — but late 30s to late 40s is a big physical change into middle age.

  7. NicoleInSavannah says:

    Flack is a pretty good show. I enjoyed the first episode on HuLu. Yes, there are parts that need work.

  8. Grant says:

    I tried to rewatch the first season of TB with my fiance and … it just did not hold up, IMO. I also think Anna Paquin is kind of a terrible actress.

  9. Alyse says:

    How about they just reboot “The Adventures of Eric & Pam” pre Sookie??? That I would watch

    RIP Nelsan Ellis (I watched The Butler the other day, he’s in it briefly as MLK, and it reminded me how much I love LaFayette, and how sad I was when Nelsan passed)

  10. Jag says:

    I would watch a movie about Pam & Erik, but not Sookie & Bill.

    If you watch The Gifted, you’ll see that Moyer has definitely aged. I was shocked to see him look so much older, especially since he’s famous and should have access to all the collagen-building cremes and lasers that they have nowadays. He looks haggard, unfortunately.