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True Blood's Stephen Moyer Opens Up About Series Finale, 'Sweet' Farewells and How One Storyline Surprised Him

There is nothing bittersweet about True Blood‘s very last bite, airing Aug. 24 on HBO.

“No, it’s sweet,” an emotional Stephen Moyer argues. After seven years on the air, Bill Compton’s portrayer quips, “It’s like studying for a doctorate in vampirism” — and, like higher education, an experience one comes away from the better, and with a bevy of new friends.

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Stopping by TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con suite, Moyer shares with Michael Ausiello his thoughts on bidding not just Bon Temps adieu, but more specifically the colleagues he had the hardest time saying farewell to. He reflects on meeting Anna Paquin, the “powerhouse” actress who would eventually become his wife.

Turning to the series finale itself, Moyer reckons, “There will be people who are pleased, and there will be people who don’t get quite what they expected” — and the actor counts himself among the latter group, considering how that ultimate episode ends.

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Also in the above video Q&A: Moyer reveals the True Blood storyline that pleasantly surprised him by packing an emotional punch, relays his undying regard for his “bananas, scary and amazing” Sound of Music Live experience and shares (maybe a bit too much?) about his future plans (beyond, of course, “rest”).