It is getting close to the end “True Blood,” the HBO television show that has become a cult favorite.
The cast of the program was on hand at this weekend’s Comic Con 2014 in San Diego and took the opportunity to say goodbye to the fans who have been loyal throughout the series. The swan song comes just weeks before the “True Blood” finale on Aug. 24.
USA Today details the emotional goodbye from some of the show’s biggest stars.
“Kristin Bauer van Straten choked up when she described one of her final days playing Pam. Apparently, it wasn’t the first time, as she alluded when addressing fellow castmate, Moyer, who plays Bill.
“‘My last day at Fangtasia,’ she said, her voice breaking. ‘I have to take a moment. Stephen, it’s happening. He’s counting how many times today. That’s 96.’ (She was closing in on 100 by the end of the panel.)
“Sam Trammell, who plays Sam Merlotte, remembered a bizarre scene from the set during the first season. Blood was filmed next to a kid’s show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, ‘and we had all these bloody, naked people running around,’ he said.
But it wasn’t all tears for the stars of the show. There was some talk of politics on the show, and specifically former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president.
Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten said she was pleased when she found out Palin was upset that the show used the term “a Republican c**t,” according to Deadline Hollywood.
“‘It’s sweet many many years later that I’ve made her angry, I had fun doing it,’ said the actress who plays vampire Pam Ravenscroft of first hearing Palin’s name and the way she reacted to the cabler’s offer. Van Straten’s remark got huge applause from the thousands in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center.”
There is still controversy floating around the cast following comments made by cast member Nelsan Ellis recently, who said former co-star Luke Grimes left the program because he did not want to play a gay character on the program.
He called Grimes out in a magazine interview detailed on The Inquisitr and said his statement “had ripple effects.”
So what do you think of the True Blood finale coming up in August? Are you looking forward to it? And what about the controversies involving some of the cast and some non-cast, like Palin? Tell us in the comments section below.
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