December 14th, 2014

Why CLARE? A Stephen Moyer Interview – Part VI

All good things must come to an end, including Simply Moyer’s interview with Steve. As the majority of Steve’s fans already know, he has been involved in several different charitable endeavors through the years, with various fan sites (including Simply Moyer) taking part in helping to raise money for Steve’s favourite charities. We were particularly intrigued by Steve’s involvement with CLARE and wanted to find out a bit more about it.

Steve at Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner

Steve at Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner

Simply Moyer: How did you get involved with CLARE? It’s such a great project.

Steve: Yeah … about five years ago, I had been working with a couple of addict organizations, who work with people on the streets. I’ve been working with people who work with that kind of stuff for 13 years now, which tells you a little something about me. I’ve never spoken about (it), but it’s pretty obvious if you actually look at my history.

So, I was working at the treatment center as a volunteer and one of the things that I specifically liked about CLARE is that it’s for everybody, it’s a non-paying clinic and it’s one of the only places where you can get a bed for free in this town. So we, … as you know, addiction centers and treatment facilities cost anything from 30 to 60 grand a month for an individual, and ours is free. Most of the people who work there are volunteers, there are obviously people on staff, but the money we raise mostly goes to getting a bed. It’s 24 thousand dollars for a bed for a year and when you think that 60 grand is most places a month and ours is one individual for a whole year for 24 thousand dollars … that’s unbelievable. So, that’s what we try and do.

They asked if they could honour me and I don’t really like standing up and doing that kind of thing, but as I said the other night in my speech, I do it for CLARE unless I’m going to get something out of it individually … that’s a joke. I do it for CLARE because it’s important and so when I did that, when I stood up and was the honouree, it’s purely just to raise money. You know, Joe (Manganiello) has come and spoken for me down there before, so when the possibility came to be able to honour Joe this year (I did it). He was incredibly moved by it and we raised about 500 thousand dollars last week, which keeps us running for a long while.

With this final piece, Simply Moyer’s Skype Interview with Stephen Moyer is completed. Steve graciously answered the fan questions that had been gathered for him before bidding adieu. Prior to signing off, Steve also thanked his fans who frequent Simply Moyer, ” … please, thank everyone who reads your website, it means a lot to me. Thank you.”, and then expressed his gratitude for everyone’s continued support. It was obvious that he’s quite excited for future projects that he and Anna will be working on and looks forward to continuing to find new and exciting projects for CASM.

Here is the complete roundup from Simply Moyer’s interview with Steve:

Part I – Fan Questions

Part II – Social Media & WEEV

Part III – Future Projects

Part IV – Concussion & Killing Jesus

Part V – Actor, Writer, Producer, or Director


Since the final interview segment revolved around CLARE, we felt this would be a great opportunity to raise some money for CLARE and offer a unique piece of True Blood memorabilia in the process! Here is your chance to get your hands on a DC Unlimited Bill Compton Mini Bust, signed by Stephen Moyer! And if that’s not enough, Steve signed the box as well! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a special piece of True Blood merchandise, while also supporting one of Steve’s favorite charities! It’s a win-win!

Click HERE to participate in this auction. The auction ends on Sunday, December 21st at 4:30 p.m. EST.






Bill Compton statue




Steve autographs

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  1. Very interesting to hear more about CLARE and why it’s so important to Stephen… It does sound like CLARE does some amazing things for people who really need the help!!

    I don’t want this interview to be over!! We need more!! :P

    Thanks so much for taking the time to transcribe everything for us and letting us share in your great experience talking to Stephen!

  2. unless I’m totally off base, sounded to me like Stephen was admitting to an addiction/problem somewhere in his lifetime, I could be wrong, but if so, him getting help and then working hard to insure others have easy access/help, is just another reason to love and admire this man!!! If I read something way off the mark in this part of the interview please clue me in!

    1. I think you’re on track, Wanda… Stephen has alluded in the past to a bit of a ‘wild’ youth/ early career.

      And as you said, another reason to love Stephen and his dedication to helping others.

  3. Thanks Shelhill!!

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  5. I respect Steve quite a bit for being involved with Clare … it can’t be easy.

    1. Agreed!

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