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'True Blood' stars' goodbye tears: Cast gets emotional as final season films

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As Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and the rest get set to say farewell to Bon Temps, the “True Blood” stars' goodbye tears are said to be flowing. Paquin talked with People and she shared the emotional details from the cast on Sunday as the season 7 premiere is set to air. Though filming is still taking place, they all know the end is right around the corner.

Though it's been known for some time that season 7 would be the last for the fan favorite HBO show, that doesn't mean it's easy to wrap things up. Paquin shares that it's snuck up on her, and several “True Blood” stars shed goodbye tears as they did their walk-through on the final script. Anna cried, and she's not the only one.

Carrie Preston, who plays Arlene, has been on-hand as many actors do their final scenes and the crew works toward the final farewell. She says that she's held it together for most of those final scenes, but when Anna started crying she “was done! Forget it!” Preston goes on to admit that she didn't expect to be so emotional over it all, but she had the ugly cry happening.

Who else shed some tears as the finality of it all started to hit? Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays Pam, needed to find some tissues as well. She says she did great through the first half of the final table read, then she lost it. Did hottie Joe Manganiello melt too? He says he didn't cry, but that doesn't mean he hasn't spent some time mourning the end of the show. A recent trip to New Orleans tied it all together and “I started feeling it in my chest.”

This has been a tight-knit cast, and Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer chatted with Entertainment Weekly recently to dish on their co-stars. It's clear that despite the heavy storylines, there has been a lot of love and laughter on the set. It's no wonder they are already starting to shed tears as they prepare for their final episode. Fans surely will be doing the same. Season 7 gets started Sunday, June 22 on HBO, and fans can't wait to see the storylines driving those “True Blood” stars' goodbye tears as they brace to bid Bon Temps farewell.

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