So, Anna made it onto a cover, but not the actual film…? And she looks super good too.
I know! I’m still so pissed they cut her out. She was my favourite female character in the original franchise.
They CUT HER OUT?! Are you fucking kidding me? Why even include her in the first place then. I mean, she was basically commuting between sets AND rising infant twins at the same time, all for nothing?
Alex Skarsgard x Anna Paquin
- [Michael Muller 2011]
This is actually her husband (Stephen Moyer’s) supposition about what she would say if asked who Sookie should end up with. But I suspect he knows her pretty well.
Anna and Stephen both seem pretty self-aware about their characters. Anna knows Sookie needs to demonstrate some independence, and get away from her stifling, dangerous small town. Stephen realizes that too much has happened between Bill and Sookie for there to be a realistic happily ever after for them. It’s the writers who appear determined to force them into these unnatural roles that aren’t well-supported by previous narrative developments or character histories.
I LIKE Anna and Stephen. They seem to know what’s what. Can’t say the same for the remaining writing staff.
I should have known it was you! You actually made sense—that was my first clue.
There’s no point wasting time trying to convince the diehard Bill fans. I recognize two-thirds of them from other boards and they are completely deluded. They see the show one way, and no amount of facts will interfere with their interpretation. That’s why I’m not replying to their posts or bothering to argue with them. I only reply to posts from people who actually have some idea of reality, and I try to bolster them. What I figure is that other viewers will read the article and if they only see the posts from the five or ten most delusional Bill lovers they will be either confused or sucked in. Someone needs to break through the echo chamber and acknowledge reality.
I think the Bill lovers are like Fox News viewers. They spend all their time in a little bubble of self-reinforcing commenters, and so they have a whole alternate reality version of the show in their heads. It’s interesting to see how completely different the same scenes appear from their perspective.
Eric abandoned Sookie to Warlow, while Bill helped save her, in their view. Of course, that ignores the fact Eric had no clue that Sookie was in trouble. When he overheard her in the graveyard, she sounded like she’d just gone on a bad date, not that she was in fear for her life. Bill omitted telling Eric anything about Warlow’s ultimatum to Sookie. Eric is not a mind reader—he can only work with what he knows. The reluctance to approach her in the graveyard that we interpret as Eric honoring Sookie’s wishes and NOT using her, they see as Eric not caring. It’s funny how Bill’s outright threats, ultimatums, and careless violence to Sookie are glossed over, and Eric’s ignorance of Sookie’s danger becomes evidence that he’s completely uncaring. These guys are so deep in denial Bill would have to turn into a sadistic serial killer to make them believe he’s a villain. No, scratch that. He already DID that with Lorena, and they still love him. It’s a lost cause.
I admire you for trying, though. I was deeply discouraged after reading all the comments, until I realized that 75% of them were from three rabidly delusional Bill fans, all congratulating each other. Then I felt like I had to speak up and point out the obvious.
Moyer is a lot less optimistic than his fans, did you notice? He’s the one saying that he isn’t sure Bill and Sookie can be together. I loved his suggestion that Anna’s response would be that Sookie should move to New York and open a bar. I get the impression that Paquin isn’t terribly happy with Sookie’s decisionmaking skills, YKWIM? Sookie turned down Eric’s offer of that very thing—money to get her out of Bon Temps. But if Anna was Sookie, I bet she’d have taken it. I think AP and SM get a lot of hate when they are actually pretty aware that Bill and Sookie is an abusive relationship. They are certainly much more temperate in their comments than the other actors (I’m looking at you, Rutina and Carrie!). The problem is that they don’t write the show.
I’m sure that AP and SM both know exactly what the score is with Sookie and Bill’s relationship. They’ve both been there for every single scene, every single interaction. There’s no way they can ignore what it all means.