01:43 PM EDT 08/26/2014
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.
Originally posted 11/26/2012 10:30AM
She's not yet introduced them formally to the world, but True Blood actress Anna Paquin found time for a Sunday family stroll in Los Angeles with her 2-month-old fraternal twins.
Paquin, 30, was joined by her mom, Mary Paquin, on the post-Thanksgiving outing, as they took in some fresh air with her son and daughter, born in September. Dad is her costar and husband, fellow TV vampire Stephen Moyer.
The Hollywood couple has yet to reveal the names of the twins and have thus far kept their sweet faces private, even as photographers have caught them frequently strolling near their Venice, Calif., home. – Andrea Billups
Originally posted 09/11/2012 03:30PM
"The babies were born a few weeks early but are in good health," reps for the True Blood stars tell PEOPLE
Originally posted 06/28/2012 08:00AM
Some actors admit to awkward moments filming love scenes.
Anna Paquin is not one of them.
Although her husband and father of her baby-on-the-way, Stephen Moyer, 42, costars with her on True Blood, the actress has no qualms about filming sex scenes with fellow cast mate Alexander Skarsgard.
"We feel completely comfortable together," Paquin, 29, tells Redbook in its August issue hitting newsstands July 10. "Steve and Alex are buddies. It's nothing like, 'Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now take off your clothes and go into the fog.' Everyone is respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it."
Originally posted 06/11/2012 10:20AM
True Blood is back. And the witches are not!
HBO's supernatural hit returned Sunday night with its season 5 premiere, and probably the biggest question on everyone's mind was, "Is Tara alive?"
Well to find out, fans had to wait until the end of the hour-long episode, which picked up right where season 4 left off – literally.
Keep reading if you're not afraid of spoilers ...
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