Rutina Wesley has proved you can leave Las Vegas, but somehow you still get sucked back in. At least, that’s the case for this True Blood star and Las Vegas native. The actress plays Tara Thornton on the HBO hit vampire series but will return to her hometown tonight to host Yelloween at Lavo with her co-star Sam Trammell. I caught up with the talented Wesley (who by the way hasn’t aged a day since we attended the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts together) for a chat about the show and some high school nostalgia.
You’re going to be back in Vegas for Halloween at Lavo. How often do you get to come home?
I come back once or twice a year to see my family, but it’s not as much as I would like because I tend to be a little busy.