Stephen Moyer Got 'True Blood' Cast & Crew in 'Biggest Loser' Competition
It shouldn't be much of a surprise that fitness is a big thing on the "True Blood" set. The particularly six-packed Joe Manganiello (aka Alcide) complained recently that he had no downtime in between shooting "Magic Mike" and "True Blood" to properly relax and/or pig out.
After all, when you're naked on camera half the time, as the cast members of "True Blood" are, you have to look good. At least you would ideally like to, anyway. The audience appreciates it as well.
So when Stephen Moyer (aka Bill) came to set and found that he was a bit out of shape as a result of not having had many nude scenes to worry about (after all, his relationship with Sookie (Anna Paquin) was more or less nonexistent in the last season), he brought it up to some of the crew members.
I was laughing with a couple of the camera boys saying, 'I've got to get back on it Monday,'" Moyer told USA Today. "And one of their standard jokes is, 'Yeah, we're going to start our diets on Monday (too).' And I went all right, well why don't you then?"
From there, it became a full-on competition. Moyer and the crew members started a group weight loss competition in the style of "The Biggest Loser," with Moyer offering a prize to the winner. A total of 36 cast and crew members got on board with the idea.
As for the loser, they might have to drink something from Anna Paquin's own health regimen: "Anna was talking about doing one of her crazy juices (for the loser), like some kind of kale and ginger and – they're $*%& nasty," Moyer shuddered.