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Alexander Skarsgard Confirmed for The East

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Alexander Skarsgard has finally confirmed that he will be in the film titled “The East”.

[box] Ellen Page is in final talks to join “The East,” the indie eco-terrorism thriller that stars Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard. Skarsgard plays the leader of a eco-terrorist group, and Marling is a law enforcement agent who infiltrates the organization. Page plays Skarsgard’s ex and fellow eco-terrorist, who bristles when Skarsgard and Marling fall for one another. Who wants to bet she’s the really bad egg of the tale?[/box]

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Variety.com reports:

[box] According to Variety, ‘The East’ centers around “a private contracting firm tasked with protecting big corporations from radical environmentalists and anti-business extremist, with its agents task with infiltrating a mysterious anarchist Organization, known only as The East. Ellen Page is slated to play an East member who is green with envy over Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), leader of The East, and Brit Marling’s (Another Earth) onscreen romance. Marling will be playing an undercover agent. If the ‘Inception’ actress signs on she would be replacing Felicity Jones, who was previously scheduled to take on the role, but she couldn’t commit due to scheduling conflicts with her attachment to the movie ‘Like Crazy’. [/box]

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Imdb.com has the following information on the film:

A story centered on a woman who infiltrates an anarchist group.

Director:

Zal Batmanglij

Writers:

Brit Marling (screenplay), Zal Batmanglij (screenplay)

 

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Alexander Skarsgard wants to ‘Disconnect’ – Entertainment News, Top News, Media – Variety

 

 

Variety just posted this news item:

“True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard, Frank Grillo, Colin Ford and Swedish thesp Michael Nyqvist are attached to star in Henry Alex Rubin’s indie drama “Disconnect,” while Andrea Riseborough is also circling one of the lead roles.
Rubin, who previously directed the award-winning documentary “Murderball,” makes his feature directorial debut with the film. Andrew Stern (“Return to Me”) wrote the script, which follows a large ensemble of characters who are affected — and in some cases destroyed — by the Internet and other forms of modern communication.

Skarsgard will play a former Marine who’s struggling to make ends meet and is emotionally cut off from his wife, prompting him to seek an affair.

Grillo is in line to play a single father and computer safety expert who’s overprotective of his 15-year-old son and wants to keep him away from the dangers of the online world.

Ford would play Grillo’s son, a skater who deals with his own emotional pain by chatting online with a troubled teen under the guise of being an interested teen girl.

Nyqvist will play a man who Skarsgard and his wife suspect of stealing their identity. for the full article please visit:

Alexander Skarsgard wants to ‘Disconnect’ – Entertainment News, Top News, Media – Variety.

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Our Site interview with Alexander Skarsgard Talking True Blood, Maisie and More

The quick time movie below contains the audio from the phone interview I just conducted with Alexander Skarsgard. I will hopefully edit and transcribe as soon as I can. I did not have a lot of notice for the interview (I put in the request many months ago) . Alex had some free time open up today so I had an hour to prepare.

A huge thanks to all the fans and all those on twitter who sent in questions. I mentioned how we “broke twitter” due to all  the questions and he got a kick out of that. I told him an early Happy Birthday from all the fans and he said thank you very much. We talked about Maisie, True Blood, Melancholia( How  he was going to be at Toronto International Film festival), The Vanguard, The Exit. I tried to sneak in as much as I could. He only had a few minutes but I managed to get 16 minutes! Hope the audio is ok. thanks again and it was a blast hearing how much he appreciates all the fans and how it was great to take a photo with them and give autographs. He feels flattered when he is asked from fans for a photo! (awwwwwwwwww)

Alexander Skarsgard interview 8/24/2011

The link above contains the media where you can listen to the interview. Again I apologize for you all having to listen to my voice LOL. He was conferenced in from NYC so his audio is a little softer than mine. I tried to shut up as much as possible so  you could hear his voice instead. Sounds like the next few episodes of True Blood are going to be fun to watch “Eric”. ( I could not resist asking a few questions on True Blood). Waiting really sucks but in this case the wait was well worth it for the interview!

UPDATE: ALEX INTERVIEW mp3 link:

here is an mp3 of the interview in case you can’t get the file plugin above to work. It is a download file size is 20MB (it is a public link to my shared files). https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/3stUOwoVeyccUZ

Sorry for his part of the audio-he was on his cell phone from a filming trailer in NYC , he was connected to his office in California to my Skype so it is a miracle we can hear him at all!! LOL

INTERVIEW Transcript:

Skarsgardfans (B): Hi Alex

Alex:  Hey how are you? I’m good. Enjoying New York City  Filming “What Maisie Knew” , doing lots of press for True Blood, projects, Straw Dogs, Melancholia, it’s a lot but also a lot of fun.

Melancholia-great people, great project

B: How long will you be filming Maisie-6 weeks?

Alex: I’m here till mid to late September

B: then you are going to the Melancholia screening in Toronto for TIFF?

A: yah real excited to be going. Unfortunately when Melancholia (it) was at Cannes in the spring, I was filming True Blood. The big ballroom scene -Tolerance Conference that was filmed in LA at the Biltmore hotel and that was a big sequence. It was the same week Melancholia was at Cannes unfortunately I cold not go. So yes excited about going to Toronto.

B: yes fans are really excited that you will be there

A: oh really, that’s  great!

B: Straw Dogs starts screening on Monday-will you be able to go to any screenings for SD?

A: well I’m still shooting ,in NYC for Maisie , don’t know the deal..I have a big press day on Saturday, but I get the weekends off so I’ll have to see if any of the dates work ..

B: Sounds like you’ll be flying a lot! LOL

A:yah…lol..

B: I know the fans in NYC are having a great time since you always smile and take pix with them and thanks for doing that. You’ve made a lot of fans very happy. One of the questions they wanted to know was are there anytime you’d rather they not approach you, like when you are eating dinner..??

A: No people are so very friendly , nice to me it’s great . The time between I film the show, the movies it really means so much to me that I am very flattered that they want me to sign autographs or take pix with me. 

B: you make them so happy thank again-so if they ask nicely yes you will take pix (PS he took a photo with a fan right after this interview)

A: My pleasure it means a lot to me that they watch the show and go to the films 

B: yes you made so many fans so happy!!

A: oh really laughs..

B: on True Blood-I have to ask-this is a big season for your character Eric-are there any surprises you can tell us?

A: No surprises just.. , it is always fun and I’m happy to play Eric. So different this year, really had fun with the character. Eric is such a rich character, so different this season. Yes the writers have made it fun to film him, so big, goofy, innocent -a part of him that he has always had ..

B: Yes the amnesia that big goofy, innocent Eric-is that a part of him that has always been there?

A: Yeah, Eric has kept that part of him hidden away from the rest of the world. ..At the same time, he is so innocent but still a predator! 

B: not really a different character but a part of the same character…

A: Yah one of the challenges to big, goofy innocent yes still a predator. Same time so innocent , resist being all goofy or funny still Eric there. Thought about how to do this a lot..

OK-my son is in the background at this point telling me there is a Straw Dogs commercial on TV (sorry)

B: That part of Eric-the predator did show also whenever Eric thought Sookie was in danger-Scene with Tara when she grabs the poke you stand between her and Tara to keep Sookie from being hurt-

A: Eric is very territorial! Physically very strong killed a lot of people (in past..)

B: In last week’s episode we see Eric now under Marnie’s control – you are on a mission to kill BIll. (King Bill). We see your character jumping from the balcony running towards the King. Anna/Sookie is screaming Run since something really bad is going to happen.! The show seems to end on big action

A: Exactly, big scene (sequence) shot at the Biltmore Hotel in the spring. Had lots of fun shooting it. 

B: I got to watch some of the filming that happens for next week-outside the “moon and goddess”. Looks like the “spell” has been broken. Are there any “lingering effects”?

A: Yeah, maybe..definitely next few episodes will get answers to questions- what’s going to happen, will it be “old Eric”? , will he go back to “old Eric”. Will he remember his amnesia (what happened during amnesia), Will he remember his time with Sookie. Will he remember what he had with her? Will that still be there? Will the LOVE still be there… (YAHHHH HE SAID LOVE)

B: I saw your filming in character and it was pretty fun to watch you and Kristin. It was “Eric Northman and Vampire Pam”  we were seeing. So different since not the editing or what we see on tv but it was Eric and Pam in front of us and it was cool (thank you!)

A: oh really? lol..It was a lot of fun to film.(there on location)  The last three episodes , yes you get some answers to those questions, whether things are going back to the way they were or if they are going to change.

B: Eric had to bow to the King before the amnesia and then again after the spell was it fun to do something that the old Eric would not really do (the bows were very different).

A: Well the power structure was.Makes it more complex very interesting. When Eric was Bill’s sheriff- he was  not only his sheriff but he was also physically stronger and very much older (than Bill). What makes it was more interesting now as King, he was actually  Eric’s boss. The balance in the power was a little more interesting to see change.

B: What’s up after..(brain fart here) True Blood was renewed for a fifth season-congratulations on that! Any news on what you might be doing for season 5?

A: ahh, not really.  Alan and the writers are kinda breaking the season right now. Planning out  broad strokes right now what’s gonna happen, no scripts (just outlines). don’t know yet what happens.

B: At Comic Con it was mentioned that there would be some of the Eric and Pam back story ahead?

A: Yah…something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! I love working with Kristin Bauer. She is amazing,interesting character,  beautiful person as well. I just love working with here. I think that is one of my favorite relationships on the show. I just thought it is just a great part on the show. Great person so yah to see how how it all started, how he turns her, show how they meet. How to show the audience (all that..) I think that  Alan and the writers are working  and great timing a flashback scene to show that and hopefully that will be great to see..

B: In last season , season 3 we got to see another side of you two -the scene where you are awaiting your “true death from the AVL” for killing Talbot..in your office and you tell Pam it is time to be a maker-. The way you two work together, it was amazing just to see that because it was an amazing relationship and we got to see another side of it.   So I know it will be funwhat a great scene…

A: Yeah and I love that they are so tough but they had a tender side..so sweet! Definitely That “tough love” , so it’s  beautiful when they have those little moments. And you actually feel how much they care and how much love there is there between the two of them and how the are willing to die for each other!

B: (Yeah together they were really sweet) We got to see Pam do a role reversal when you had amnesia-she had  a role of protector for her maker in this season when you are at Sookie’s house and she made Sookie protect you. You pushed her, You did not know who she was.And she (Pam) had Sookie take care of you. She was afraid something bad was going to happen to you. She thought that the witches, whatever had happened, they were going to hurt you. We got to see Pam maybe take on your role a little bit to protect her maker.

A: Absolutely, even though Eric is very strong, he doesn’t know who he is. Very vulnerable. He needs all the help he could get.

B: It’s been an amazing season, and I know for your character it’s been a great one. You mentioned earlier (in other interview with HBO) your favorite scene, it was the “shower scene”/Forest scene” where the bed is out in the Swedish forest. Was that a lot of fun to do?

A: Oh , it was crazy! It was wonderful. They built that on a sound stage. The Swedish forest, the fake snow, the trees…It was pretty spectacular, fantasic……created a world.

B: It was a lot of fun to see

A Yeah I know it was  a lot of fun and um, they really , I thought it was a fun take on the shower scene in the books.

B: Yah..LOL VERY DIFFERENT

A: Exactly, a lot of people (involved), thought about it and we felt we couldn’t just copy that (book scene). We did a different take on it. I think it was kinda fun in a weird way.

B: It meant something more on the show because you shared blood for the first time so it’s kinda like you shared this deep blood trip together. Where it was more of a spiritual connection as opposed to in the books. Where it was the first time your characters had had sex for the first time. So on the show, it was more deeper, more symbolic.Yeah but it looked like it was a lot of fun to film.

A:  Oh it really was! We really did. (have a lot of fun filming it..)

B: Tomorrow is your birthday. So Happy early Birthday from fans to you! Do you have any big plans for tomorrow?

A: No, not really. I really don’t celebrate my birthday. Pretty boring yah (usually). Tomorrow I’m working. I might get a dinner with some friends, low key, casual. I usually don’t celebrate my birthday.

B: Yeah I know birthdays stop being fun after a certain age but a lot of the fans kept saying “Make sure you tell him Happy Birthday”. Thanks for supporting the LA Food bank…

A: Oh-thank you! My pleasure! Say Hi to everyone and thank everyone so much!

B: They’ve raised almost $3700 towards the Food Bank here in Los Angeles. So I know they really appreciate it. Thank you for supporting the charities.

A: Aw, thanks

B: You’re fans are so strong, and will do anything to support your causes and that’s been great to help out with them.

You’ve got some other roles that seem to be coming up? The East-it’s a thriller…do you know anything about this yet?

A: Well I’m shooting Maisie until Mid Septmember here. Then I have 2-3 months off from True Blood. I’m looking at a couple different projects to do during the hiatus for the fall. I haven’t signed anything  yet.

B: ok

A: What I’m doing right now is reading through the scripts, get with the directors for potential projects to do an the rest of my hiatus here.

B: Yea I know you stay really busy and we appreciate it. It’s been great for fans to go and see your parts. A lot of them are talking about Straw Dogs. There’s one “The Vanguard” That sounds like one where you’re actually going to get to produce as well right?

A: Exactly. It’s a viking movie and it will be at Universal and I get to produce. It’s just started. We have basically an idea, a concept and are working to script. It’s something I’m really excited about.

B: That’s great. I can’t wait to hear more about that one. It seems like yesterday we were talking about how you were getting ready to film Moomins and Melancholia and other roles and they are already out! …Battleship..Time flies by. Saw you at the (True Blood premiere) party and it was great. Thanks for being so cool with all the fans and I appreciate it and thanks for helping out with the causes.

A: Oh thanks Barbara. An thank you and everyone. I know you do such a great job and work so hard on the site and helping  the fans, everyone know, what I’m doing , where I am. Thank you so much.

B: LOL I appreciate it..I try to behave I promised..I only post the stuff your mom would be cool with picture wise

A: Thank you so much for that.

B: LOL yeah I know people….

A: LOL..yeah I know…laughing..

B: I don’t do the bad stuff….the “Gracious Plenty” all the naughty stuff….

A:…Ok yeah I know..LOL thanks…

B: I appreciate you taking time out from filming sorry about having to push back the time..

A: Ok thank you and have a great day. Say hi to everyone from me!

B: I sure will and Happy Birthday and have fun filming.

A: Thank you!

B: Take Care, by

A: Thank you….bye…

 

 


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Alexander Skargard Birthday Charity Drive 2011

On average the Tall One gets between 1200 and 1800 cards from his loyal, loving fans on his birthday. (His birthday is August 25th) While it is true Alex loves his fans, would you have time to look at 1800 cards in one week…one month…ever? and WHAT would you do with 1800 cards? There is quite honestly no way to keep them so we end up with 1800 cards and envelopes in the trash, in the landfill and a huge Alex carbon footprint.

Lets think for a minute about how much money is spent on those 1800 cards. If we just say that each card costs $5.00 then we are talking $9000, but postage and handling bring that total closer to $10,000. $10,000 being dumped in to a landfill where it will cost countless thousands of dollars more to shred, mutilate and bury … and wait for decomposition. Knowing Alex fans, I suspect we aren’t buying the low dollar, bargain cards either so the total spent on greeting cards for his upcoming birthday will probably top $15,000.

We think of Alex as first and foremost a humanitarian (as well as just a dorky guy). So, for the third year in a row we contacted the Tall One and said…what would you like us to do this year. Once again he told us how happy he was with everything he has. He doesn’t need cards and gifts…he has you guys!!! He would prefer you to show your love for him in a different way. So, instead of putting all that hard-earned money into something that will only end up in a landfill why not use it to help put food on someone’s table.

This year’s Alexander Skarsgard Birthday Charity is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. We are all aware that with the status of the economy tens of thousands of people across the country have either lost their jobs completely or have seen their hours cut back. While thousands of people look to places such as the food bank for assistance, the food bank has also suffered decreases in their donations. This year we ask only that you donate what you would have spent on a card and help us help those who need us most. If you can donate more, we are sure the food bank can put all donations to good use. As most of our followers know, we love doing our best for charity. Putting food on someone’s table, helping nourish and sustain a family for at least one meal, is a wonderful gift.

As an added bonus, we (meaning Jenna) will take everyone’s name who donates and sign it on one HUGE card that we will ship to Alex for his Birthday. We can guarantee that he will see that card and it will be something he can stand in his bedroom and know that his fans not only love him, but that his fans do good things in his name.

Now for the rules: We have a team page set up on the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank website for credit card payments. Payments made here go DIRECTLY to the food bank and the site will tally all the donations so we can keep track of how we are doing. For international donors and those who prefer a Paypal option, please click on the DONATE button at the bottom of this post.

IMPORTANT: Paypal donors will need to put “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday” in the comments section so we can add those to the total manually. There is a drop down + sign that says “is this gift in honor/tribute of someone”. Paypal donors must click on that and enter “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday” . (screencap image below)

Ok Skarsfam, lets hit our goal of $20,000, save some trees, reduce Alex’s carbon footprint, give HQ a mailroom break and raise some money!!!

To make a donation via paypal please click on the donate button below:To make a donation directly using credit card click link  here: 


 

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True Blood Tongue Twister Tuesday Musings

4-06t005The upcoming episode of True Blood 4.6 “I Wish I Was the Moon” is set to be a fan favorite based on the preview trailers. It will be one that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. Eric Northman is shown being silvered by King Bill’s guards and perhaps faces a “true death” sentence.

4-06t010Never fear I have a “feeling” that the amnesiac Viking Vampire will not meet his true death on Sunday. However many fans may feel quite giddy and very faint at the sight of perhaps a continuation of Eric and Sookie’s kiss.

We were given a bit of a “sneek peek” of what looks like a very intimate moment between Eric and Sookie in the “rest of season” video trailer:

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Monday True Blood Musings

 

True Blood’s fourth season is in full swing. Last night’s episode showed just how much trouble the witches will wreak this season. Eric Northman learned this lesson the hard way.  He is seen in the image above looking quite lost and not like his “usual self”.

Many questions of course now after this episode has aired. Here are a few I have.

Eric Spellbound?

Eric seems under the “spell” cast by Marnie. Where did he lose his clothes? I feel that perhaps he just shed all the items that were  animal based ie leather (so no jacket, shoes and perhaps the shirt was cashmere). Not that I’m complaining but it is funny how he is shirtless and most likely barefoot. (we do see spoilers that look like Sookie is washing the Viking’s feet in the next episode) Another item is the necklace he has on. Is this the eagle talon? It does not look the same. Could it be the ring his father wore? Either way it is interesting to see. Here is a close up:

Wonder if the necklace has a meaning for the Viking? It almost looks like a ring. It still also could be the Eagle Talon by Pamela Love (image below shows the bracelet and ring)

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Luna Lunacy?

The whole campfire chat scene was definitely one of the oddest I’ve seen on True Blood. A simple question of “what’s the strangest thing you’ve shifted into” turned into an eye opener indeed! Luna of course topped everyone’s strangest critter (including being a hen in an eye laying farm) by saying how she shifted into her own mom. WTH?

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Sam is probably wondering if all the women he meets have "issues"

She then starts to tell the group about how her mom died while giving birth to her. She was raised by her father and grandfather who were Navajo’s. (her mom was Mexican). Her bedtime stories were mostly scary ones including the myth of skinwalkers (witches) who were able to shift into any animal including humans. The cost to be able to shift though was to murder a family member who was also a shifter.

Why would Luna shift into her mom? I just hope it is not because of some sick desires from her father wishing her mom was still alive. Could there have been some abuse issues? Whatever it is just hope the story makes sense.

The whole skinwalker story was enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. This seems to be a bit of foreshadowing into action we will see in upcoming episodes (involving Sam and Tommy). One question I now have could Luna be related to Jesus? Jesus seems to be of Mexican descent and he said how he was raised by his grandmother since they had to get away from their evil father and grandfather who were strong witches. Could Luna be his sister? Just a thought. I found it odd how they mention Luna’s background with the empasis on being of Mexican descent.

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Lafayette and Jesus will be traveling to Mexico this season. Wonder what mayhem they will get into there. Still not too sure of Jesus’ intentions. Just seems that he was trying too hard to get Lafayette to attend the Wiccan ceremony at the Moon and  Goddess. I love that Lafayette is happy with Jesus and I hope my suspicions are wrong.

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Mommy Dearest Arlene?

Sookie finally gets to meet baby Mikey when Arlene and Terry bring him to Merlottes. (no luck getting a sitter so why not bring a baby to the bar!). That baby is adorable. This story line involves Arelene believing that her child with serial killer Rene is also evil. She even asks Sookie if she can read his mind. Sookie of course says babies don’t think in words no duh! She does say how he is an old soul and that sends Arlene into a tizzy.

Last week we saw Mikey surrounded by decapitated dolls. He’s a baby so maybe he liked to pull their heads off. (we never see him doing that). This week we see Arlene staring into the babies eyes and she winds up with some blood vessels bursting in her eye. She freaks out again and tells Terry how the baby is responsible.

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So what is the deal with baby Mikey? Is he possessed? Is he just a normal baby with awful surroundings? Did being in utero while his momma was under the Maenad influence do some harm? Did Holly’s ceremony to abort him attract an evil spirit? (and is now attached to the baby) I’m not sure Arlene is the most stable of mothers. Could she still be suffering from some post partum psychosis? I think Alan Ball is setting up the storyline where Arlene becomes involved with the zealot group Fellowship of the Sun. If she feels her son is evil she may turn to religion (albeit not the best of ones) to help solve her problem.

I hate the idea that a baby can be evil. Just my personal opinion. Yes it’s been the topic of many movies. Guess Bon Temps may have their own version of “Rosemary’s Baby”.

We will soon enough see some of the “Waiting Sucks” action that featured Arlene and Terry (and the writing on the wall). I still think the creepy doll will have a role with this storyline.

Would love to hear if any others seen any more clues or have similar questions. Episode 3 looks like we will get to see a lot more of  Eric as he “finds his identity”. Can’t wait!

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First Look At True Blood’s Fae Queen

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True Blood fans had a chance to see the first 3 minutes of season 4 premiere episode on HBOGo this past Sunday. If that tease was not enough fans will have another chance to see even a bit more on June 5 on HBOGo. HBO ran a short trailer last night and I noticed this new image in the trailer (Posted above)

This image appears right after the scene where Sookie is shown using her “energy hands” and is zapping someone. I believe this is our first glimpse into the Fae Queen Mab. The casting call for her character:

[QUEEN MAB] Late 30s – 40s, a powerful, regal, magnificent woman who commands a mysterious realm, and she’s filled with rage when her plans are thwarted…UPDATE: Cast by Rebecca Wisocky

The mysterious realm we now know is the Fae Land where Sookie beams up with Claudine. Just wonder now what the “plans are thrwarted”  part of the casting call will mean. Some fans feel that the Queen wants to keep Sookie there forever to use her powers to help wage a war with other supernaturals. Waiting sucks and now even more!

So don’t blink when you watch any of the True Blood sneek peeks and trailers or you just might miss out on some very interesting clips. Tune in on HBOGo on June 5 to see what Alan Ball has in store for us in Season 4 of True Blood.

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