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True Blood > Anna Paquin as Sookie: Yeah or Neh? SPOILER ALERT!

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message 1: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nlojeda) | 471 comments Mod
What do you think? If she doesn't die her hair blond I will be upset! Do you think she's the best choice?

message 2: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I'm going to give her a "yeah"... she definitely wouldn't have been the first person to come to mind, but I think she's an amazing actress and will be able to pull it off. Also, I just saw on Charlaine Harris' web site that Anna is going blond for the role :)

True Blood is the only reason that I'm keeping HBO right now, so I hope it's good!

message 3: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (findingjackie) Wow... I didn't know about this. I think I'm going to have to get HBO now.

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 182 comments Even with the Blonde hair i have to say neh. I'll just wait until True Blood premieres b/f i change my mind.

message 5: by MJ (new)

MJ I say yea. I like Anna and her roles are difference so I think she will be able to do Sookie justice

message 6: by Jessie (new)

Jessie | 142 comments I can only picture her as Rogue right now so I can't give an opinion until I see the first episode.

message 7: by Angie (new)

Angie I saw the first episode of True Blood and she actually does good as Sookie! She looked totally the part.

message 8: by Jess (new)

Jess (jessartisan) I like her, so I hope she does Sookie justice. I'm so looking forward to this show! I'm a huge Alan Ball fan as is. Add these books to the mix, I really don't see how it could go wrong.

message 9: by Mical (new)

Mical I'm a little iffy on the subject. I think Anna can definitely pull off the Southern charm and I like her work so far so I'm willing to give it a shot. Gotta get HBO first though!

message 10: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I know there are some pics out of Anna with the guy who plays Bill. She has blond hair. I have to say at first I wan't crazy over her being pic b/c I thought there is now way she'll look the part. But the pic of her changed my mind.

Angie, you said you saw the first it already out? I didn't think it was going to premeir until Sept.

message 11: by Angie (last edited Jun 24, 2008 09:14AM) (new)

Angie I did see it... I found out about it by reading around on the internet. Go to this thread and I talk about it there:

You won't be able to see it anymore! But it was good!

message 12: by TheBookSmugglers (new)

TheBookSmugglers I saw the pilot and it's definitely a neh from me.

message 13: by Megan (new)

Megan gonna have to say a no... anna just doesn't have the right sookie look or feel...

message 14: by Katie (new)

Katie I'm of the camp that is on the fence. I can't fully picture her as Sookie, but I'll wait 'till I see her in action to decide.

message 15: by Kate (new)

Kate (ladykatherinebookgoddess) I am on the same fence, Katie. We have to wait and see. I am frankly more worried about who will play Bill and Eric.

message 16: by Phoebebb (new)

Phoebebb I love Anna Paquin and I’m sure she’ll do a good job, but I just don’t see her as a Sookie Stackhouse. Sookie is more of the girl next door and I just don’t see that in Anna.

message 17: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) I didn't see her as Sookie either but the scenes I've seen so far are making her look pretty cute.

message 18: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Where are you guys seeing the scenes. I can't wait to have a preview.

message 19: by Phoebebb (new)

Phoebebb I haven't seen any scenes/previews with the characters. Just the ones promoting true blood like it's a beer commercial or something lol.

message 20: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) I think they have some posted up on Youtube but I got the link from this website..or was it livejournal? I'll check on that.

message 21: by Angie (last edited Jul 17, 2008 09:01AM) (new)

Angie Here is Sookie and Bill in action:

watch before it gets pulled!

message 22: by Jess (new)

Jess (jessartisan) The chain getting pulled off Bill's neck - ouch!

message 23: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Phoebeeb
OHH I was confused. I am working on getting HBO. I don't want to wait to see this as reruns I want it when everyone else sees it.
I will check out utube to see what I can find
Thanks for the info!

message 24: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Thanks Angie.
I liked what I saw I guess. I think this might work. Bill looks good but he is not as "dark" as I imagined and I guess I am not sure about Sookie. She is perky enough I hope the accents are not Louisiana FAKE like so many productions. This is supposed to be further up into North Louisiana however so there is more leadway for the traditonal "southern accent" Thanks you guys for keeping the old lady up with the chicks!

message 25: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Yea that looked real, good makeup guys!

message 26: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Now that I have watched it a few times, I think Anna is sparky enough to go the distance if they go more than one season and get into her fairy heritage that she could pull that off too. She did win an Oscar so her skills should be up to it. :)
Can't wait to see the other characters, now I guess I have to read the series over. I have NEVER done that! I have already read Definately Dead twice, never did that either. I am a librarian and there is so much to read but this series is great. I feel like I did when Dark Shadows came on at 3:30 every day and I would run home from the bus stop in time to hear the theme music!

message 27: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nlojeda) | 471 comments Mod
As long as she's blond I can probably deal. I'm pretty sure she's blond right? I know she's busty so that's good.

message 28: by Jess (new)

Jess (jessartisan) Yeah, she's blonde.

message 29: by Phoebebb (new)

Phoebebb I don't think she looks very good blonde ... but that could be because I'm just used to seeing her with brown hair.

message 30: by Angie (new)

Angie Do the vampire teeth look weird to anyone else?

message 31: by Jess (new)

Jess (jessartisan) Angie, I thought they looked pretty goofy in that scene.

message 32: by Kate (new)

Kate (ladykatherinebookgoddess) Jess,
The chain was spectacular! He isn't exactly what I pictured. In Dead until Dark he was 30ish when he "died." That actor didn't really look in his 30's, more like mid 20's. Still, they got the sideburns right, and Sookie's ponytail.

message 33: by Phoebebb (new)

Phoebebb Angie, I agree, I’ve always imagined Bill’s character to be a lot “darker” as well. Sookie always seemed like the girl next door, and I really like Ana but she just doesn’t give off that vibe; she’s more exotic looking than hometown southern girl looking. I thought the fangs looked a little too cheesy as well. I can’t wait to see Eric’s character! Hopefully he’ll look more like the character should.

message 34: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) Agreed Jess. I guess that's the way it would look if it was burning into their skin. Really graphic but realistic to me!

message 35: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) That is so not the way I imagined Bill to look. That guy is HOT. He doesn't look old fashioned at all. I totally imagined Bill looking like the Count from Seasame Street. LOL

message 36: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) Bonnie, I don't think Bill is as dark as I imagined and you really can't tell he's a vampire. Sookie always could tell, though.

I think Anna is perky enough but she's still not busty or ditzy looking enough. Everybody thinks she's stupid at first glance. I don't when I look at Anna.

message 37: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) Brown hair or Reddish. The reddish is when she's playing Rogue in X-Men is the only way I can imagine her.

message 38: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) Angie, the teeth look stupid. They just flip up and flip down. That's kinda lame!

message 39: by Angie (new)

Angie I read that Alan Ball didn't want to have the regular teeth that vampires have he wanted to do something different. Geeze! I don't know how well I will like the teeth!

message 40: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Funny one. I did think older but he is as you say "hot" I could get used to him.

message 41: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 60 comments Ranata
Yea I think she was supposed to be busty and I guess they didn't want her too ditzy because there is a lot more to her character. We shall she. The proof is in the production so they say.

message 42: by Phoebebb (new)

Phoebebb Lmao! The Count from Sesame Street? That’s hilarious; I can just imagine Bill counting things for Sookie lol. The guy is hot but his hair should be black and not brown and the cheesy fangs need to go.

message 43: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) Alan Ball's idea was pretty lame. He should have had them come out like they are suppose to. It just looks like you can flip them up or down like a visor to me.

and Phoebebb, just for you "One, One kiss for Sookie, Two,Two kisses for Sookie! hahaha!"

message 44: by Phoebebb (new)

Phoebebb Ha Ha! I love it!

message 45: by Angie (new)

Angie Here is an article with some good pics of Anne as Sookie:

message 46: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) I think she'll take on Sookie just fine. She looks great in that red flowered dress!

message 47: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 46 comments My Sookie is a little bit hotter, but Paquin is pretty close!

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 182 comments Hmm I'm still not sure about Paquin, I always thought Sookie to be a little curvier. I still have to see the episode. I haven't been looking at any of the clips. I want to take it all in when it premieres besides I still have to read the first book :)

message 49: by Ranata (new)

Ranata Clark (thatchicknata) My Sookie is hotter as well and basically looks like a Barbie but in REAL proportions but Anna works well to me.

CJ - It's only a Paper Moon (bookewyrm) | 5 comments Absolutely not.

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