Aug 17, 2010 12:56 PM EDTThe following is an excerpt of an article from the September 2, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. This issue is available tomorrow on newsstands.
"I've had 10 piercings in my ear, and a bellybutton pierce (sic), and a tongue ring. My tongue, as it turns out, is not really appropriate for piercing, because the webbing is too close to the font, and the bottom barbell kept hitting against my teeth... and it gave me a lisp, which isn't great as an actress." ANNA PAQUIN on her history of piercings.
The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous, True Blood creator Alan Ball says. "To me, vampires are sex," he says. "I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed." On his show, every available orifice is used for intercourse: gay, straight, between humans and supernatural beings, and supernatural being on supernatural being, whether he be werewolf, dog or an enormous Minotaur-looking being called a maenad. None of the sex is quite as good as vampire sex, though, which can happen at the astonishing rhythm of 120 bpm while simultaneously devouring one's neck and making your eyes roll back into your head. Says Stephen Moyer — who plays Bill Compton, the undead Southern Civil War Veteran — "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before. It's a de-virginization — breaking the hymen, creating blood and then drinking the virginal blood. And there's something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it. So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive." He laughs a little. "Plus, Robert Pattinson is just hot, right?"
Keeping in mind that there are some great supporting actors on True Blood we have a few bits from Kristen which in a style typical of bits from Kristen don't tell you a whole lot (but they are served up with such verve!) In re: Carrie Preston's Arlene: Carrie Preston w/Michael Emerson credit: FilmMagic Inc/FilmMagic
Keep your eyes on Arlene (Carrie Preston). According to her real-life hubby Michael Emerson, he's "glad she's able to be the one human story this season so far, because there needs to be a human element." But he warns us ominously: "She's going to have some superhuman challenges coming up."
In re: Joe Manganiello: 's Alcide: "you get to seen him scantily clad in an upcoming ep of True Blood…" Good to know he'll be back before season's end. As a shifter however, scantily clad is a normal condition. Finally, Carrie Preston's spouse, Michael Emerson, again talks about someday (next season perhaps?) having a part in True Blood written in for him by Alan Ball. As Emerson puts it, "Whenever I see Alan Ball he says, 'I must write something for you,' and I say, 'I'll be there in a heartbeat.' So we have an understanding and liking of one another. I certainly think he's a fantastic talent and maybe they'll find some little tidbit for me next season."