Pregnant Anna Paquin at the True Blood premiere: cute or sloppy?

I’m excited for the new season of “True Blood,” but honestly not as excited as I was last year. I think that things just got so complicated this last season that I don’t even remember a quarter of what happened. Hopefully they’ll do a decent recap ahead of each episode. (As an aside, kudos to “Game of Thrones” producers for making the recaps very clear and obvious so the plot is easier to follow. I was starting to get lost this season and they pulled me back in with easy to follow recaps.)

Spoilers for True Blood’s upcoming season
TB comes back on June 10th, and from advance details we’ve seen from trailers Russell Edgington is back! They should have shown that evil bastard the true death. I guess Erik and Bill join forces, and a new evil Vampire comes in with Christopher Meloni’s character. This should get interesting.

At the premiere last night, pregnant Anna Paquin wore Rachel Comey. I’m not a fan of the asymmetric neckline, which looks sloppy to me. Coupled with the goofy hemline, it just looks like someone cut out random shapes of striped sequin fabric and then sewed them haphazardly to some polka dot mesh. I’m surprised this isn’t Stella McCartney. It’s like someone got drunk and tried to copy Stella’s design. Anna doesn’t look pregnant from the front at all, but from the side you can see she’s showing. I have mixed feelings about Anna, and wish she would look happier on the red carpet.

Stephen’s hair looks way too dark, right?

Janina Gavankar was ridiculous in this puffy very short tin foil ice skater gown. Look at the ruffled layers on this thing. Janina plays shapeshifter Luna, Sam Merlotte’s love interest. I don’t really like her character and now that I see her taking this dress seriously my impression of her is confirmed. Check out her orange platform pumps. Hideous!

Look at Terry! Todd Lowe is really hot to me. He’s such a good actor. I’m looking forward to seeing more of him.

I also find Chris Bauer, Andy Bellefleur, oddly attractive. He plays bumbling so well, but there’s something sexy about the man. Am I alone in this?

In contrast, Joe Manganiello doesn’t do it for me at all. Check out his man scarf hanging out the bottom of his tiny vest thing. He’s superficially hot, but he seems like such a tool.

Sam Trammell is a cutie though, despite that goofy dot shirt. He needs some more scruff to complete the look, and that hairstyle isn’t doing him any favors. He and his girlfriend had twin boys last August.

Deborah Ann Woll is a great actress and seems like sweet person, but I’ve rarely seen her get her red carpet style spot on. She’s so gorgeous too.

Here’s Carrie Preston, Arlene, with her real life husband, Lost actor Michael Emerson. They’re so cute together! I love her on the show.

Nelsan Ellis, that handsome devil. He’s also an incredible actor.

Askars! Can’t wait to hear his sexy voice again.

Kristin Bauer with her squinty husband. Her character Pam is awesome, but she doesn’t look well put together here. It’s the dress in combination with that 70s hair.

And I’ll end with Tara Buck, who plays Ginger, the trashy human who guards Fangtasia during the day. This dress is awesome and hilarious. I just love it.

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  1. AudreyS says:

    Ladies, Never mind…

    • Celebitchy says:

      I already fixed it! There was a typo in the width field.

      • Maguita says:

        There already was a recap playing on HBO, watched it a few nights ago.

        The actors were grouped by story lines, and they discussed/debated what and why has happened. It was fun to watch Anna, who is usually more quiet during interviews, talk all over her husband and letting him know that she’s talking. In a kind way, no bad gossip here.

        It was nice to see how at ease Anna and Alex were talking about their nudity in the show, and how they spent most of the season naked.

        I’m sure it’ll play again and again before the premiere on June 10. It was only around 20 minutes or so.

  2. mary simon says:

    Are you sure Anna’s sloppy dress isn’t a Stella McCartney? It looks like one of Stella’s fails.

  3. Joe Manganiello has a fantastic body. It looks best when naked. I don’t care about his personality (or lack of). Just let me drink him in. Yum.

    Chris Bauer is a hilarious Andy Bellefleur.

    • Maguita says:

      I used to think the same. Heck, I used to call myself “Hornita Maguita” in honor of his hotness…

      Until I saw Manganiello chewing his gum like a mad cow with disease on TMZ.

      The word douchey was invented for guys with deep-hairy “décolletés” who chew their gum like him.

  4. Jenna says:

    I quit True Blood after last season. Not even the great Skarsie can make me suffer through AB’s horrible concept and AP’s Sookie. Speaking of AP, I hate her fashion sense. Bleh.

    But back to Skarsie, look at that smile! So adorbs! 😀

  5. Jessica says:

    Janina Gavankar is SERIOUSLY channeling Kim Kardashian!! LOL

  6. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I expected kristin Bauer’s husband to be more sophisticated and less washed up 80s hair band-er.

    • Maguita says:

      Looks like that Logan woman’s boyfriend. You know, the one who was like 60 years younger.

      And Lafayette is so freaking hot! I’m going to miss his chemistry with Jesus.

      Skarsgard could learn a thing or two about how luscious kissing for our viewing pleasure should look like! No one kissed better on screen than Lafayette and Jesus!

      Skarsgard nibbles like a chipmunk.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        LOL. Yes. He DOES look like Linda Hogan’s boyfriend!

        Lafayette is an awesome character and Nelson is an amazing actor. I can’t believe he isn’t gay. He and the actor that played Jesus definitely had great chemistry! Anna and Skars, not so much (and spoke and Eric are supposed to be the great love story).

      • Maguita says:

        No worries Mort, had to stomach the last Harris book, and Erik *SPOILER ALERT* is headed for wedded bliss with another vampire.

        He chose politics and power over love… Or an infinite tour of Sookie’s magical pu**y, as Pam so delicately puts it.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Maguita, ***spoilers****

        I had no idea the last book was out! I’ll have to pick it up. How could he marry another vampire when he was already “married” to Sookie?

      • Maguita says:

        *On with the Spoilers*

        It’s not a done deal yet, the marriage that is, but negotiations between both territories, as they usually are between vamps, are very well on their way.

        Oddly, with the last few books, I am kind of hoping for a Sookie/Bill reconciliation…

      • marie says:

        @ Maguita..
        shame on you, I just got the new book about a week ago and planned on starting to read it this weekend.. Ha, nah I read a few reviews before I got the book (last few books have been kind of disappointing) so I knew what I was in for.. Is this next one, going to be the last one?

      • Maguita says:


        Was hanging my head down in shame, then I remembered, I did give the heads up with my *SPOILER ALERT*!! So no cookie for you, you should’ve listened 😉

        The last book was not as bad as the THREE before that one. Ms. Harris is lucky some readers stay loyal.

        The way the last book ends, I doubt she’ll be stopping with this one… She better not anyways. Sookie is getting her spunk back, Ms. Harris learned to write a bit better about sex (she’s been brushing up on her Laurell K. Hamilton reading… So that gave her ideas), and like I said earlier, it feels like Sookie and Bill might be possible again.

        Which I would much prefer. But read your book @marie, I know how awful it is to be stuck on a book series, when the heroine is not getting more interesting… But you keep hoping she would.

        Insert silent tear of lost hope down my cheek here.

    • Johanna says:

      He looks like a mix of Owen Wilson & Linda Hogan’s boy toy.

  7. venny says:

    I love Chris Bauer, but he’ll always be Frank Sobotka to me.

    • Good grief says:

      He was amazing in that role. He’s a lot of why season 2 of “The Wire” remains the greatest season of TV ever IMO. That he can goof it up on a show like this shows that Bauer is a kick-ass actor.

      He also looks good – he, Todd Lowe, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and of course (and especially) Skarsgaard are the only well-dressed people here. What is going ON with the sartorial choices with these actors??? Damn. Messy, messy, messy red carpet.

    • Melissa says:


  8. marie says:

    you know, I had forgotten that Tara got shot at the end until a friend reminded me. I figured a vamp would save her but since I don’t see a picture included, maybe not..

    I like them all, Ellis and Bauer’s characters are probably my favorites though. And Joe is definitely coming across as a tool.

    • Maguita says:

      May the powers that be listen to you Marie. I want the Tara character gone! Nothing against the actress, but the character she plays, or overplays, is just too nerve-grating.

      And I did not recognize Tara Buck without her screeching!

      • angeldove says:

        Finding out if Tara lived or died was the biggest cliffhanger of the season! By the way, *SPOILER* Tara as a vamp is going to be bad-ass!

  9. backwards says:

    Todd Lowe will always be Zach to me.

    • AmyUSA says:

      haha me too!!! Never got into Gilmore Girls the first time round, but must been getting mushy in my old(er) age, cause Ive been watching all the seasons madly non stop lately 😉

  10. Launicaangelina says:

    No Tara? Ummmm… Makes me wonder about her fate because of last season’s ending…

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Well, we saw Sookie and SOMEBODY digging a grave, but that could be for Tara or Debbie or both. (I’d like to think that Sookie wouldn’t bury Tara with her murderer, though.)

      • marie says:

        I bet that grave is for Debbie, I think Sookie would bury Tara in the cemetary.. And I bet the person helping Sookie is either Alcide or Eric.. I have to rewatch the finale because there is so much I’ve forgotten. I can’t wait for this to come back on!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        marie – I think it also could have been LaFayette helping Sookie dig the grave.


    • Amanda G says:

      The actress who plays Tara was there, she just isn’t pictured above.

  11. nancypants says:

    Apropos of nothing, Sam looks EXACTLY like a slightly younger version of Brad Pitt at Cannes.

    Really. Sam could play a younger version of Brad in a movie.

  12. Bad Irene says:

    The character Ginger is quickly becoming the only reason I watch anymore. Last season when she was lying across Pams coffin when it was shaking and rising off the floor still makes me giggle. Her screams are epic.

  13. Kaboom says:

    I liked how they had Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson play fiancée and (presumed by her to be dead) fiance on Person of Interest.

  14. gee says:

    Everyone is attractive, no one is dressed well.

  15. CC says:

    Stephen Moyer’s hair looks completely fake. Like someone glued it on his head.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      This is going to come off harsh but I think he is desperately trying to cling to his youth, with his young wife and his crap dye job. Something about him oozes try-hard. I love the show, but Stephen (and the way he says “Sookie”) grate on me!

      • another nina says:

        Yup, I agree. Stephen always looks so sleazy to me.

      • Amanda G says:

        That’s it! I could never pinpoint what his problem is and you nailed it! The bad dye job and 90’s hair have to go!

        I do think he’s a rather funny, charming guy though.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        I think his hair is dyed for filming, isn’t it?

  16. Chicagogurl17 says:

    Love Carrie Preston. She had such a great story arc on The Good Wife this season too. She’s such a great character actor. She does eccentric well. Nice to see her ability to branch out.

    Deborah, Anna and Kristin never know how to dress. Can we just get a studio stylist? Whomever does wardrobe is amazing, maybe some pointers are needed?

    Oh and Janina — Why is she dressed like a 14 yr old Gypsy? Homegirl needs to realize that at her age you should be expected to wear a dress you can’t pee standing up in. No one wants to see your tin-foil vadge. I think she was going for Nicole from Pussy Cat Dolls. SMH.

  17. Chatcat says:

    I watched the 15 mins TB HBO “character” recap. I actually began to like Anna better, in a pixie sort of way, but Moyer is just blah boring in my mind.

    Joe Mang – “He’s superficially hot, but he seems like such a tool.” Unfortunately I think I have to agree. I think he is needing a strong mature woman in his life for him to lose his “toolness” and have his demeanor match his physique. (Ok I’ll volunteer as his life coach for awhile)

    I love Arlene (Carrie) and that she is
    married to Michael Emerson is just awesome. What great fun they must be to hang out with.

    I don’t think anything can help Kristen Bauer. She is so overdone in so many ways.

    Finally, hottest for me in all this
    Sam Trammel. Sans the polka dot shirt I just want him to hug and hold me!

  18. Chicagogurl17 says:


  19. Johanna says:

    This show went from ridiculously good to ridiculously stupid. It’s try hard along with so many story lines that you end up not giving a ish about any of them.

    Also, I changed my email. No troll.

  20. Jen34 says:

    Everyone but Alex looks awful, and I don’t know how that is even possible.

  21. birdie says:

    They all look trashy and they know that they won’t have a career after True Blood. except for maybe Skarsgard.

  22. reddmasters says:

    Totally disappointed in Janina’s dress! With a body like that, why would you put on such a hideous dress? And Joe, just show up in shorts next time, and all will be forgiven. Does no one style these people? All these good looking people and nothing to wear? I think Stephen’s bad dye job is a carry over from re-shoots, at least I hope so.

  23. original kate says:


    kristin looks bad here, but i love her. pam is my fave character, after eric’s ass.

    could carrie preston be any more adorable? no, she could not.

    love me some lafayette, and nelsan does a great job with that character.

    where is rutina wesley? i love her but tara’s character is so tedious.

    terry is kind of hot IRL…who knew?

    can’t stand the werewolf/panther plot lines.

  24. Kristen says:

    1. Stephen Moyer’s suit is bad, right?
    2. Janina – wow. bad.
    3. With you on J.M. – I just can’t get all bothered about someone who seems so vacant.
    4. Did almost none of the women at this event know they would be photographed? With few exceptions, they all look horrible. Kristin looks like she’s headed to a medieval fair.

  25. lower-case deb says:

    Janina is like a cross between Kim Karkrashian and Katie Price.

    not a good combination by any stretch

  26. Stubbylove says:

    Great to see these premiere pics – excited for this next season but agree that things are just way too complicated now. Anna looks great but I bet she smells, love Todd, Chris, Carrie, Tara and Nelsan. Janina looks like a stupid bitch – what an idiotic outfit – especially from someone who nobody hardly knows.

  27. foozy says:

    carrie preston and kristin bower both look bloody amazing!!!!! love this cast! great talent, great show. go alexxxxxxxx

  28. Jill says:

    Does Carrie Preston look a little bit like Mary Elizabeth Ellis (“The Waitress”) on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to anyone else?

  29. Amanda G says:

    Those teeth…ugh. She’s beautiful before she smiles.

    The only reason I watch this crappy show is for Askars! I was so disappointed how they ruined the epic Sookie/Eric storyline 🙁 The book was so much better.

    Did Joe pee his pants? What’s up with the scarf?

    • rufustfirefly says:

      Alan Ball and his merry band of scribes tossed gasoline on the whole Eric/Sookie storyline and torched it to the ground in the name of his muse. Then they peed on it for good measure to put out the flames. The cast deserves better than this. *sends Alex (and a few others) a map, a flare gun and one photo of Steve McQueen for inspiration* Here’s to great escapes…hellooooo, Brit Marling & Julianne Moore!

      • Jaxx says:

        Can you tell me which book has the Erik/Sookie sexy storyline so I can soak up what I missed?

  30. Izzy says:

    Where was Ryan Kwanten?! I want more pics of him. Yum!

  31. kpist says:

    Michael Emerson is now on Person of Interest.

    ASkars is just soooo HOT.

    Can’t wait for Sunday

  32. The Original Original says:

    What?? Andy B is sexy, and Alcide is not? That is the most backward thing I have heard all year.

  33. anne says:

    Why do most celebrities find it necessary to wear unflattering dresses to show their “bumps”? I would find it more attractive for them to embrace the pregnancy and wear something loose and comfortable.

  34. Wif says:

    Who is that standing to the right of Joe M? That’s not Lloyd from Entourage is it? I loved Lloyd.

  35. Stacie says:

    My God … Alex was looking so Damn Hot. He makes me swoon ! 🙂

  36. the original bellaluna says:

    They’d have looked a lot better if they’d just stripped down and shown us their butts.

    LOVE Terry! And Arlene’s back-and-forth crazy is funny to me.

    Ahhhhhhh, ASkars….I saw Straw Dogs a few nights ago, and even trying to affect a Southern accent, he still didn’t quite lose that Viking accent of his. Made me SMILE!! 😀

  37. Az says:

    What, no Chris Meloni? Really?

  38. elle says:

    I used to love true blood when it was in it’s nascent stages but after season 3 it became ridiculously bad. I might watch this season only for Russell Edgington; he is so sassy fabulous. On a sidenote, I LOVE Michael Emerson so much! He is genius! Miss him as Ben Linus on Lost so much

  39. ria says:

    Last season was insufferable. Its been getting worse as it goes along. Season 2, 3 and in the middle of 4 I finally lost interest. I found myself ff through most 90% of the episodes. Cant wait for breaking bad though.

    • Stellax2 says:

      I have to agree with both Ria and Elle. I’ve lost a significant amount of interest in the show. Although, some from the 1st boring, I found it very intriguing.
      I’ve been let down by the show. I know AB loves the camp and it’s one of his loves about the show but stick to some storylines and make it more linear.

  40. debsa says:

    Anna, gets a pregnancy pass for the outfit, be nice…

  41. buell says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the Reverend Vampire Steve Newlin. Love how he showed up at Jason’s door having a hissy-fangy-fit.

    and… Andy’s mine!

  42. B says:

    I LOVE Chris Bauer and have considered starting to watch True Blood for him (and because of Alan Ball, of COURSE). Chris Bauer was fantastic in The Wire.

  43. Jaxx says:

    Can anyone tell me how many of the writer’s books have been used so far? As in how many more of Charlene’s books do they have to go by for storyline?

  44. Leek says:

    I like asymmetrical but no symmetry can save that ugly assed dress. The secong chick looks like a Kardashian/Clooney’s cocktail waitress hybrid. Sheriff Andy Bellefleur can do no wrong. He broke my heart in the Wire. ASkars is only pretty to me when he’s not smiling. That bloody looking dress could not be more appropriate. I would say she “brought it.”

  45. CitizenErased says:

    I love True Blood, its consistently trashy good fun with a big LOL quotient. I think people hate on Season 4 because they didn’t get the Sookie-Eric f*ckfest they were looking for. It’s hard to create smut magic out of zero chemistry. Eric has more chemistry with Bill so suck it, haters. All of the chick’s dresses at this premiere were awful, but kudos to Anna for continuing her edgy goth thingy despite being up the duff. Her and hubby are amazingly geniune for Hollywood.

  46. T.I.M.R says:

    why, for the love of God, wasnt Russell given the true death?

    Askars looks absolutely, positively delicious… oh my gravy*sighs*

  47. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Joe Mangianelo is incredibly hot but he looks f-ing ridiculous in that whole get up. He looks like he is trying to copy Tom Cruise from Interview with a Vampire. It’s not the 1750’s. Put away the ruffly scarf and wear some man clothes dude. A simple suit. Askars get’s it so right as well and I continue to watch the show for him.

  48. anna says:

    Todd Lowe looks great…same for Chris Bauer, Carrie Preston, Nelsan and Askars. About Anna, don’t know, she just tries too hard to show she’s happy…saw many photos of her and hubby and wonder why she’s putting all this show for us to watch

  49. LBeees says:

    Carrie Preston (Arlene) wins this round, hands down! She looks AMAZING. The hair, smile, and how wonderful she looks with her hubby. (Huge lost fan here!)

    Agreed that Stephen’s hair coloring is very obvious, and obviously fake. He should fade it out a little (color-wise, and possibly the cut). I do find him charming though. I heard him on NPR talking about his daughter… so cute.

    I can’t help but think that Joe’s scarf is an attempt to simply hide his thunder.

    The girl who plays Jessica… sigh. She has a beautiful face, but has trouble dressing for her body. Very petite on top with longer legs and more muscular thighs. I had a friend with the exact same frame, you have to know how to work it. Her makeup and hair are flawless, though.

    Sam Trammel & Askars & Nelson Ellis are all so handsome I could drool.

    That ALL being said… the writers better redeem themselves this season. I absolutely loved seasons 1 & 2, but sh has gotten way too complicated and weird. Too many unnecessary characters. Keep it simple, keep it right.