'True Blood' Season 6 premiere: Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer on Billith and evil Eric
Following "True Blood's" big, naked Season 5 cliffhanger ending in the form of Billith, there are a whole slew of questions left to be answered in the upcoming Season 6. It remains to be seen who -- or what -- Bill has become after drinking Lilith's blood and how that will affect those closest to him. According to Stephen Moyer, fans will find out what Bill has turned into at the same time that his character does.
"He's got this crazy power that he doesn't know what to do with, doesn't know how to use it," Moyer says on the "True Blood" Season 6 premiere red carpet. "Everybody comes to the knowledge at the same time that he does, and sometimes the audience are further ahead and they're finding out a little bit quicker than him, and sometimes he's a little bit further ahead -- or he thinks he is. He's got powers that he didn't know about and they may be good for him or they may not."
According to Moyer, it doesn't seem like the good, sweet Bill who Sookie -- and audiences -- first fell in love with will be returning any time soon. "At the point that we are at the moment in the season, and this is the honest truth, he is [Billith]. Because we're shooting it right now, I don't know," Moyer tells Zap2it. "I don't know the answer. Do you know the answer?"
With Bill potentially being set up as a villainous character, Season 6 would be a good opportunity for Eric Northman to come into a hero role. Alexander Skarsgard teases that likely will be easier said than done, though.
"I'm having fun going back and forth. That's what I loved about Eric when we first started. When you first meet him, everyone's like, 'Ooh, he's the bad guy,' but then you see that there's more to him than that," Skarsgard says. "Six years in, I'm still having fun with that, the duality of it that he's capable of both, and I think that's what I responded to when I first read the books and met with [creator] Alan [Ball] six years ago. Like I said, we're still exploring that, this season as well. He can be both good and bad."
So where does Sookie Stackhouse fall this season as humans and vampires prepare to go to war against one another? According to Anna Paquin, her character is still trying to get her normal life back.
"She always goes through these sort of periods like trying to be like, 'Okay, I'm just going to be normal, I'm not going to look for trouble. I'm going to say no. I'm not going to walk down the garden path with the handsome stranger.' It doesn't usually last very long," Paquin says.
As for Warlow, the vampire who killed Sookie and Jason Stackhouse's parents, Paquin isn't giving away any details.
"Obviously he's killed her parents and she's not thrilled about that. She has some unfinished business, but I can't really tell you anything specific," she teases.
"True Blood" returns to HBO in its sixth season on June 16 at 9 p.m. ET.