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Anna Paquin joins "True Blood"

By Karl Schneider     February 27, 2007
Source: Hollywood Reporter

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Anna Paquin has signed on to star in the upcoming HBO drama, True Blood.  She will join Ryan Kwanten and Sam Trammell in the cast.

The show, from writer/director Alan Ball, takes place in a world in which vampires can buy Japanese-made synthetic blood. Their integration into a small Louisiana town causes quite a stir, and a love story ensues between a vampire and Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin), an innocent waitress who can read people's minds.

Kwanten will play the waitress' brother. Trammell will play the owner of the restaurant where she works.

KJ's Take:  Oh come on, everyone knows that if this really happened, the blood would be made in China or Taiwan ...

As for the show, sounds a bit wacky, even for HBO.  Anna Paquin sure has grown up fast, hasn’t she?


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ponyboy76 2/27/2007 4:21:02 AM
What`s wacky is the show`s description. What the hell does buying Japanese made synthetic blood have to do with vampires moving into a small Louisiana town. And on a side note, don`t ya think Lousiana has suffered enough with Katrina, tohave to deal with vampires?
madmanic999 2/27/2007 5:13:51 AM
Damn Vampires... they have no respect!
wessmith1966 2/27/2007 7:25:01 AM
With American Beauty and Six Feet Under highlighting his resume, I trust that Ball is going to make a very interesting and entertaining series.
ponyboy76 2/27/2007 7:34:22 AM
I don`t dispute that and I love pretty much any show or movie that has to do with vampires. With the exception of "Vampire in Brooklyn" and a few others.
fft5305 2/27/2007 9:11:30 AM
Buying the synthetic blood means that they don't have to feed on humans, so they can come out of hiding and integrate into society. I'm guessing that's the background of this world, in which there is one small Louisana town where yada yada yada...
Captmathman 2/27/2007 9:40:23 AM
According to ReelFanatic: Having shed one of their more antisocial habits, the vampires "decide to make their presence known, hire PR firms, and sort of ... come out of the coffin. A lot of churches are horribly against them, but they are very wealthy, and contribute a lot of money to Republican politicians so that they can legitimise their holdings." He had fun with subtexts: "Vampires are a great metaphor for minority groups that struggle for rights and recognition, but also for Republicans, in that they’re vicious and bloodthirsty and will destroy anything that gets in their way."
monkeyfoot 2/27/2007 10:19:59 AM
From that reelfanatic description, this actually sounds like an interesting idea. Vampires exists. Everybody knows it and they are trying to make their place in the world after being outed. This could become another of those great allegorical storylines for predjudice and acceptance like X-men or the Alien Nation TV series. And being on HBO their will probably be cutting edge drama, and hopfully the occasional bloodsucker gore fest.
gamera23 2/27/2007 11:19:20 AM
Interesting, since there are a lot of odd laws concerning the handling of dead people. In the vampires favor is that so many of them are lawyers.
muchdrama1 2/27/2007 11:50:19 AM
Is it me, or does Anna Paquin looking pretty hot in that pic? Is she even old enough for me to say that? I hope so.
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