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Local Girl Kristina Anapau on Last Night’s True Blood – Who is the Father of Maurella’s Baby?

I’ve gotten a chance to become friends with Kristina Anapau over the last couple years and she let me in on a secret last year that she was going to be in the final episode of last years True Blood television series.

Yesterday, I noticed a lot of folks visiting that post for some reason and now today Kristina has posted the following youtube clip to her “fan page” on Facebook.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/xPF_mgh8vz8]

Kristina Anapau as Maurella on True Blood Season 5 Episode 10 ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’

Sookie found an ancient/vintage scroll under Gran’s bed and took it to Maurella so she could translate the contract. The burning question is: Who is the father of Maurella’s baby?!

My son with an autographed picture of Kristina

Maurella Meets Pele – Going on a Lava Tour with Kristina Anapau and Lava Ocean Adventure Tours

Local “True Blood” celebrity Kristina Anapau has been back on the Big Island during this holiday season and she has been getting a chance to do more stuff on the island now that she has more then a few days on the island.

Kristina Anapau at the County of Hawaii's Magic of Christmas Celebration

The other day she had the opportunity to go check out the Gemini Astronomy Center up on top of Mauna Kea and today she got invited to go on a lava tour with Lava Ocean Adventures.

Captain Shane and Kristina

We arrived at Isaac Hale park at 5:00 this morning and signed in with Captain Shane Turpin and then we were off for our adventure.

Getting ready for the tour at Isaac Hale Park (Pohoiki)

The newspaper was correct in their statement this morning:

…”Compared to the past two nights, the flow field and ocean entry plume seemed quite inactive yesterday afternoon and overnight,” geologists wrote in their daily activity update, posted Thursday morning. “The webcams picked up no surface activity on the pali, weak, sporadic surface flows near the coast, and a weak ocean entry plume generated by lava entering the ocean at the West Ka’ili’ili lava delta within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.”

The lava flow may be reached by foot from the national park side, by tour helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft, or by one of the tour boats that provide viewing opportunities along the coast

While the lava wasn’t pumping as much as the last time I visited… there were still at least three lava fingers entering the ocean while we were down there.

Pele meets the ocean

One thing about Pele is that you never really know how much lava is going to be flowing into the ocean until you actually get out to the site as the flows can stop and start at anytime.

Picture taken a couple of days ago from Lava Ocean Adventures Facebook page

Captain Shane mentioned that just a few days ago… there was much more lava visible then there was today.

Lava enters the ocean

Here is a video of the flow from last week:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/BvPSv9VjM0c]

Recorded on the south shores of the Island of Hawaii Saturday morning, December 17, 2011. Video shot from a boat without any stabilization can tend to roll around a bit … so I kept it short so you won’t get seasick :)

The volume of surface lava being sent from fissures at Pu`u O`o Crater through insulating tube systems seven miles south to the ocean changes daily, but yesterday I went by boat to witness this. For more information on how to see the lava by boat and to see some of the still images that I took there, go to my Hawaiian Lava Daily blogspot website.

I’d like to thank Captain Shane for taking us out there and providing us with a great seat at the back of the boat where we were allowed to stand up and get an even better view of things.  Mahalo Shane!

To learn more about Lava Ocean Adventure Tours or to book your own tour click here.

 

Latest True Blood Cast Member Kristina Anapau to Present Workshop at UH Hilo Sunday

The Big Island Film office and the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Department have teamed up to bring local girl Kristina Anapau home for a one-day acting workshop covering the business of film and television.

The workshop will be held this Sunday, October 9th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at UH Hilo.

Kristina Anapau Workshop

Anapau’s most recent role on television was the character of “Maurella” in the HBO series True Blood and when I asked her if she would be returning to the role next season she stated, “The creators of the show like to keep what is to come a secret and I honor that completely.”

Anapau did send me a few still shots from the episode that she was in:

Maurella

Kristina Anapau playing the role of Maurella on True Blood

I asked Kristina what her initial reaction was when she found out that she had been chosen to play the role of “Maurella” on True Blood and she stated,  “I was thrilled.  I absolutely love Alan Ball’s work and True Blood is one of the best shows on television.

Maurella

Maurella captured fans attention during last seasons True Blood and wonder if she will be back for the next season

I noticed that Anapau seems to play characters in a lot of suspense type of movies and so I asked her what her favorite suspense movies were and she noted that “Sea of Love” and “Witness” were two incredible suspense films that she favorites.

Don't mess with Maurella

Don't mess with Maurella

I had the opportunity to meet Kristina at last years Big Island Film Festival and when I asked her if she was going to be present for this years film festival she said, “I love the festival and adore Leo and Jan Sears.  If I’m not filming at that time, I’d love to attend next years fest.”

Kristina at the Big Island Film Festival

Kristina at last years Big Island Film Festival

I asked Kristina if she believes in vampires and she said, “Yes, but not the kind that suck your blood.”

Maurella

Dang Blood Suckers!

I asked Anapau what she would like to say to Big Island residents in general about the upcoming workshop at UH Hilo and she said,  “I’m very excited to be able to share a bit of what I’ve learned throughout the years.  There is a lot of talent on the Big Island…I hope my experiences and guidance will inspire the attendees to go out and make their own dreams a reality.”

Big Island Girl Kristina Anapau in TONIGHT’S TRUE BLOOD Episode… “Maurella”

Well I’ve known for quite sometime now that local girl Kristina Anapau would be starring in tonight’s episode of “TRUE BLOOD” the popular HBO vampire series that has capture folks imaginations through out the entire world.

Kristina Anapau

Kristina Anapau at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii during the 2011 Big Island Film Festival

I swore to Kristina that I wouldn’t tell anyone and I thought for a second that Tiffany Edwards Hunt let the cat out of the bag when she posted the blog post entitled “Acting Workshop Slated for Oct. 9” where she posted the following flyer for an upcoming workshop at UH Hilo that she will be presenting at:

Kristina AnapauIf you look closely it states the following on the flyer:

Last night on twitter she posted the following… notice the little wink ;)

I had an opportunity to meet and spend some time talking with her during the 2011 Big Island Film Festival and she is really a sweet girl.

Kristina Anapau and I

Kristina and I at the 2011 Big Island Film Festival

Tonight’s episode is called “Soul of Fire” and here is a brief description of it:

As the Wiccan-vampire standoff reaches a critical juncture, Sookie summons her faerie powers to prevent Marnie from bewitching Bill, Eric and Pam into a suicide march, while Jesus casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Antonia and break the witch’s deadly defenses. Sam settles a score with Marcus; Alcide confronts Debbie about her allegiances; Andy finds unexpected passion in the forest; Lafayette is consumed by the past.

This morning I asked her a few questions regarding tonight’s episode and she said the following:

“My characters name in tonight’s episode of True Blood is “Maurella” and “It may be a recurring role… it’s up to the producers and HBO… We won’t know until later in the year when filming the next season starts up again.”

When I asked her about internet rumors of her also being in Season 3 she stated that she was not in any episodes in season three.

Kristina has been very busy of late as she mentioned that in a few weeks she will be shooting another film on location in Utah called “BlackJacks”.

My son with an autographed picture of her

I’m glad that Kristina is finding great success in Hollywood and look forward to seeing her at UH Hilo on October 9th.