Stephen Moyer

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Quotes (19)

  • Stephen (on "Twilight" vampire, Edward Cullen): He's the Slim-Fast, Diet Coke of vampires.

  • Stephen (on the TruBlood drink in the show "True Blood"): It's like V8, but they put like 1,000 raspberries in a sieve, and they crush them and blend them. So it tastes pretty darn good, and it leaves a really great stain on your lips.

  • Stephen (on the success of "True Blood"): Honestly, I wasn't really surprised by the show's success, because I knew Alan [Ball] was creating the kind of stuff I'd personally be interested in watching.

  • Stephen (on his Southern accent in "True Blood"): I hadn't done a Southern accent since I pretended to be a cowboy when I was 7. I hadn't practiced at home, because I'd literally gotten the script the night before, but when I opened my mouth when we were doing the take, it was just kind of there.

  • Stephen (on staying pale for "True Blood"): I live by the beach, so I had to wear long sleeves and a floppy hat or I'd look like a Red Lobster ad.

  • Bill (on his relationship with Sookie in "True Blood") It's a sentimental, old-world kind of courting. [...] It's about being courted by someone who could rip your arteries out.

  • Stephen (on playing Bill in "True Blood"): I can't imagine being happier than I am at this exact second. I'm really proud of the gig. [...] It's a wonderfully calming position to be in. I feel very honored.

  • Stephen (on growing up in Essex County, England, during the Thatcher era): I was a bit of a geezer - a naughty, not very clever, bad boy. We all were.

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Trivia (23)

  • Stephen has provided a commentary for the episode, Sparks Fly Out for the Season 1 DVD of True Blood.

  • In 2009, Bill was named as one of Entertainment Weekly's 14 Hot Vampires (Men) for his role as Bill Compton on True Blood. The same year, he won Best Horror Actor in the Spike TV's Scream Awards for the role.

  • Stephen has read The Sookie Stackhouse novels which his show True Blood is based on.

  • Stephen's favourite aspects of his True Blood character, Bill, are his maturity, his life experiences and his knowledge of books, languages and music.

  • Stephen had to research the American Civil War and other American history for his role as a 173-year-old vampire in True Blood.

  • When Stephen first got the role as Bill on True Blood, he was told to not go out into direct sunlight, to maintain a pale, vampiric appearance.

  • Stephen has admitted that growing up, he was "a bit of a geezer". He built forts in the forest, threw rotten tomatoes at golfers and got away with underage drinking at the local pub.

  • Stephen graduated from the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

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