You know, I’ve been in a True Blood mood ever since Nelsan Ellis passed away. I thought for today’s Throwback Thursday, it would be a nice touch to talk about meeting none other than Rogue herself, Ms. Anna Paquin. I’ve been a fan of Anna’s for a long time, but True Blood was so good and a pop culture milestone for the first… four years it was on at least.
Check out the recap below!
I have been a True Blood fan forever. It’s just an awesome show. I remember the first time I was able to meet Anna Paquin… It was Comic Con right before the show aired and the cast was doing a signing. No one paid much of a deal and even though it was a priority for me I was able to be the fourth in line. LOL… Ironically it’s where I met Erica.
Times have changed. Now, True Blood is not only HBO’s flagship series, it’s a cultural phenomenon.
Anna Paquin was out promoting the latest season of the show and I headed off to try and meet Ms. Sookie Stackhouse herself.
3:31 p.m. – I just arrived and Billy Beer, Scotty, Jack and a bunch of people were already here.
3:41 p.m. – It’s damn hot. I mean damn hot. LOL…
4:09 p.m. – There are a lot of people here… A lot. Apparently Anna Paquin already went in, she waved but didn’t come over.
4:31 p.m. – Race Car driver Brad Keselowski is also on the show and arrived. He waved but didn’t come over either.
4:43 p.m. – I bet there’s like 60 people here. Thankfully, everyone is lined up and organized.
4:49 p.m. – Brad Keselowski is coming out to sign for everyone. Super nice. He goes down the line and does photos with everyone who asks and signs pretty much anything.
4:54 p.m. – Billy was very excited to see Brad Keselowski even stepping on people things to get over to see him. Billy was a man on a mission.
4:55 p.m. – Sadly… Billy broke one girls glasses in his passion for Brad Keselowski. Calm down Billy, it’ll be okay.
5:01 p.m. – The Other Mike is dressed head to toe in red. Talk about not wanting to blend in.
5:23 p.m. – I have an individual mini poster from season 5 that’s the Sookie Stackhouse poster, the three “American Gothic” Entertainment Weekly magazines, the other Anna Paquin Entertainment Weekly magazine that was part of the 13 individual covers, and…. Oh, yeah, I have a lot.
5:39 p.m. – Jack has a DVD and some magazines as well. I think everyone has a lot of stuff for Anna Paquin. LOL…
5:54 p.m. – I’m so in the mood for popcorn, I don’t know why… I just am. Literally Dying for popcorn.
6:11 p.m. – I’m nervous… Really… I’m nervous. LOL… It’s Sookie Stackhouse!
6:23 p.m. – There are so many people here. I thought it might be nuts but this is more than I thought.
6:45 p.m. – Any time now…
7:01 p.m. – Oh, there’s Anna! We yell for her and she comes right on over.
So nice! I have to tell you, Anna is quite simply adorable. If you didn’t love her before today, after you left you loved her.
She is quite simply so nice. Literally giving everyone a moment, signing a couple things. She didn’t care about signing more than one.
Scotty got a couple, Anna quite literally would have signed everything I had, but I didn’t wanna overload her. I think sometimes getting too much can ruin the moment, plus I really wanted the photo.
I talked to Anna for a second and asked her if they were doing a 10 or 12 episode season six and she said, “It’s 10.” I was like, “Really?” She said, “Yeah, they are doing that more and more now. With HBO shows.”
I don’t think that she realized how many people were there for her. She said, “I don’t have too much time guys, I have to go back to set.” but she still took photos, and signed down the line for everyone.
She made sure everyone got one thing at least each. I have to tell you, I was super impressed about how nice and generous she was with her time. I honestly, didn’t expect her to be so cool.
Such a nice day. I have to tell you, meeting Anna Paquin and seeing how nice she was has made me an even bigger fan than I already was.
Until next time kids…
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