The Los Angeles Times held a screening of the film “What Maisie Knew” as part of their Indie Focus program. I was fortunate to attend the screening and the Q and A held after the screening. Alexander Skarsgard, Onata Aprile, and directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel attended the screening. The Q and A was moderated by LA Times writere Mark Olsen.
Alexander Skarsgard and Onata Aprile attended the Q and A and they were absolutely adorable together in the film and during the Q and A. Alex carried Onata into the theater and helped her get into the chair. Alex was telling how Onata loved it when he would lift her up by her arms in the film in the image above. Due to their height differences Alex would have to pick Onata up in order for them to be in the same frame. It was also fun to hear how Onata loved the scene where they played Monopoly in the movie and beat all the adults.
The directors mentioned how it took auditioning over 150 young girls before they found the perfect Maisie- Onata.
Alex plays Lincoln, Maisie’s step dad in the film. The movie was just a delight to watch. It has a very sad theme involving the break up of a relationship and the subsequent effect it has on the young child involved. Onata plays Maisie a 6 year old who has to adapt to a new life spent between squabbling parents who have now remarried (in an effort to help with the custody hearings)
Onata was amazing in her role. Watching Alex and Onata on screen was also a joy to watch. Yet the movie is very very sad at times. As a mom I just wanted to yell at the parents who were just really not putting the child’s best interests at heart. The theater was filled to capacity.
The film is out now in Los Angeles. I will post the theaters as soon as I can. Here is a link for the theaters in the Los Angeles area that are showing the film: Fandango.com The images in the gallery below were taken by me during the Q and A. I still have a lot more to edit.
Alex was also very nice and so happy that fans came out to the screening and thanked us after the screening. He gladly took photos with fans. A security guard was trying to shoo away fans and say ok that’s enough but Alex just said “no let the fans get their photos”. I was one of the last lucky ones to get my photo with Alex. Since I’m short he scrunched down to help out (i was on my tippy toes but still way shorter to Alex’s 6′ 4″).
Huge thanks to my friends who helped make the photo opportunity possible! (no one can work my dang camera!!) It was a very very long day but it was all worth it in the end. (I had driven out to The Grove for Alex’s interview but it was sadly cancelled)
True Blood finally released a season 6 poster shown above. No One Lives Forever is the tag line and it features a blurry image of a vampire. Just which one it is we can’t tell yet (but it looks like Bill Compton to me). Source:
The season six will air on June 16, 2013. Waiting has sucked but the new season is almost here!!
A lucky fan was able to get a photo of Alexander Skarsgard filming for the new season of True Blood (they were filming on location) Hopefully this will help end some of the many rumors surrounding Eric’s future on the show. Pretty sure they are filming the final episodes for this season and Eric still looks pretty “undead” in the photo:
The May 17, 2013 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine has 2 True Blood related photos. The first one features Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin on set. Stephen is directing the season 6 premiere episode. The story picks up right where season 5 ended with Alexander Skarsgard (Eric) and Anna Paquin (Sookie) are attempting to escape a ‘very very scary’ and naked -Bill. “I’m really Method” stated Stephen.
The second photo was part of the guilty pleasures article and shows Joe Manganiello in his role of Alcide Herveaux. “Sure you watch for the supoernatural drama. But when you check the episode rations, that’s not what the S stands for, now is it?”
Alexander Skarsgard has been in New York city since last week for the What Maisie Knew premiere and the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show. He’s also been very busy attending several events while in New York:
May 5, 2013: ”Great Gatsby” film premiere after party:
May 6, 2013: ”PUNK: Chaos To Couture” Costume Institute Gala [May 6,2013]
Interesting changes for the episode titles for True Blood’s first three episodes:
Episode 6.01 – “Who Are You, Really?”
Bill’s bloody reincarnation ushers in a new era for vampires, faeries and humans alike. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Stephen Moyer.) Playdates: June 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20
Episode 6.02 – The Sun
Sookie meets a handsome stranger; Eric takes on the governor; Bill contemplates his new powers. (Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Dan Attias.) Playdates: June 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27
Episode 6.03 – You’re No Good
Bill looks for a solution to an impending catastrophe; Eric takes a hostage, while Sam tries to recover one. (Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Howard Deutch.) Playdate: June 30
Huge thanks to nymerias for posting the new True Blood trailer for me! Here are the screencaps! Lots of action in this video. Waiting sucks but the new season will be here on June 16! I spy some of the footage I saw them filming back in January and February!! SPOILERS in the caps!!
We see perhaps Warlow entering a portal into Bon Temps bridge where Sookie’s parents were killed:
We have a glimpse of Niall teaching Sookie how to use her powers:
Also looks like Ben is getting very well aquainted with Miss Stackhouse!
Bill does seem to have a bit of a “god complex”. (Sookie is quite surprised about this)
Just a reminder for fans that Alexander Skarsgard will appear on the Jimmy Fallon show tonight May 3, 2013. This will be his second visit to the Jimmy Fallon show. He appeared in September 2011. The screencaps from that appaearance are below. So don’t forget to tune in and set your dvr to record the show. I’ll post video from tonight as soon as it’s available from the network.
Alexander Skarsgard is confirmed to attend the What Maisie Knew premiere in New York city today 5/2/13. Photos from the press junket are below. Onata looks adorable!!!
Alex with his “What Maisie Knew” co-star, Onata Aprile, in New York today.
The upcoming Entertainment Weekly magazine has an article covering the final Sookie Stackhouse book and an interview with Charlaine Harris. Scans are below.
Yes the stake is through the Sookie Stackhouse series. The final book is due out May 7, 2013. Big spoilers are already out there since the book has been found for sale by fans and yes they read it and did share the outcome with fans. I will share my review of the book after I’ve read and re-read the book.
This page of the scans was interesting to me as a fan how they described some of the books. Somehow when I read Deadlocked I completely missed the ‘real’ meaning. It did seem that the writer of the article was given these summaries for the books for a specific reason.
Charlaine also said she wrote the CODA “After Dead” so that she would not have to be answering questions from readers for the rest of her life. Now fans will have the CODA to read to answer their questions. (sorry but that is just a way to sell more books and not answer all the questions in the final book in my opinion). Oh my! So yes fans Charlaine has put her final mark on the series and yes the end is almost here.
The sickly vampire call makes me think that perhaps the human war on vampires might include the design of a blood virus that could affect vampires. That or perhaps Hep D makes a reappearance on the show (it was mentioned in season 1).
HBO just uploaded a new promo. It features a bottle of Tru Blood with dialogue for season 6:
here is some of the audio from what I can make out:
Yes that is Bill Compton speaking along with the Governor (the governator)
They start with news people talking about the Tru Blood factories being destroyed…vamps rushing out to stockpile Tru Blood (shortages…) The AVL saying that the Tru Blood factories being destroyed was an act of terrorism.
Then you hear Bill Compton saying: ”Do you have any idea how many humans want to see us dead”?
Governor (I think..) “It’s time for humans to fight back”. Also heard Sometimes we shed to defend ourselves and the people we love.
Heard Jessica saying the world is spinning out of control.