01:42 PM EDT 12/02/2013
Originally posted 11/26/2013 07:30PM
Carrie Underwood knows she has some big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Maria in a live TV version of The Sound of Music in December.
She's playing the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie – something that has some die-hard fans up in arms.
"I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the American Idol winner tells Entertainment Weekly.
"I know I'm not Julie," Underwood, 30, says. "Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place."
Originally posted 09/25/2013 09:15AM
"Anna's very excited about them walking, and I'm like, 'Just wait – our lives are over once that happens!' " he jokes
Originally posted 09/16/2013 07:00PM
The braids are pinned on top of her head, and she's wearing a dirndl – yep, Carrie Underwood certainly looks the part in the newly released poster for The Sound of Music.
The Grammy winner plays Maria, the role made famous by Julie Andrews, in NBC's live production of the beloved musical.
She's starring opposite True Blood's Stephen Moyer, who'll be playing Captain von Trapp, the widower who falls for Maria when she becomes the governess to his seven kids.
Originally posted 09/10/2013 01:00PM
The True Blood actor says twins Charlie and Poppy's personalities are really starting to shine
Originally posted 08/23/2013 04:10PM
The hills are alive … especially at night.
Stephen Moyer, best known as the vampire Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood, will play Capt. Von Trapp to Carrie Underwood's Maria in the live, three-hour NBC production of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, to air Dec. 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Depending on how dedicated you are to the 1965 film version of The Sound of Music – which starred Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer at the Captain – this may or may not be music to your ears.
English actor Moyer, 43, recently played the role of crooked lawyer Billy Flynn in a Hollywood Bowl production of the musical Chicago. Now he is set to portray the stern Austrian widower who falls for the bubbly governess of his seven children, to be played by Underwood, 30.
Originally posted 07/01/2013 11:10AM
Most people have nightmares about being naked in public, but not True Blood's Rob Kazinsky. In fact, he looks forward to it.
"The idea of being naked on screen was really intimidating," the British actor, 29, tells PEOPLE about filming love scenes for his new role as the "half-fairy," Ben Flynn, on the HBO vampire hit. "But after your first time it becomes really fun and incredibly freeing and empowering."
Kazinsky admits that his foray into the frequent nudity on the Sunday night series was made all the easier thanks to his costar in the scene, Anna Paquin.
Originally posted 06/13/2013 04:00PM
Stephen Moyer has been stripping down for years on True Blood. But for some episodes of the new season, he was in charge of getting his costars naked, too – and found that just as enjoyable.
"It was a lot of fun doing three hours of makeup and getting into complete red-blob land, and then directing my fellow actors naked. That was a lot of fun," Moyer said Tuesday at the HBO vampire show's season 6 premiere at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome at the Arclight.
Moyer, 43, who tries his hand at directing this season – which kicks off Sunday (9 p.m. ET) – says he's very understanding with the other actors when it comes to the pressure of baring all for the cameras.
Originally posted 06/12/2013 10:35AM
The True Blood stars' son is called Charlie, while their daughter is Poppy, their rep confirms to PEOPLE
Originally posted 05/04/2013 02:25PM
Originally posted 03/12/2013 06:00AM
True Blood, table for four.
New parents Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer stepped out for dinner on Saturday night at Boa in Santa Monica with their twins in tow.
As the babies rested comfortably in their stroller, Paquin and Moyer took a seat in the busy restaurant's lounge, where they dined at a small table.
With Paquin dressed in head-to-toe black and Moyer wearing dark jeans and a dark sweater, the True Blood costars enjoyed conversation while checking on the babies every now and again, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
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