Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Becca Wilcott is ready to get meta on True Blood

Yippeee great interview with our friend !

True Blood’s 3rd season premieres this Sunday and will pick up immediately following the kidnapping of Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer. The show promises to amp up the narrative with a slate of new characters and complications including the introduction of werewolves and Becca Wilcott will be with you during the whole journey.

Ms. Wilcott is the author of Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True blood Companion, a 263-paged book compiling biographies, interviews with the cast and in-depth analyses of Alan Ball’s latest cult hit.

After 8 months of slaving until 4 a.m. working on the book, Ms. Wilcott is ready to stretch her meta-analysis skills again in weekly True Blood recaps for The Ampersand.

We caught up with the Toronto-based writer to talk about the show that has garnered millions of fans and fang-bangers.

Q: What initially drew you to True Blood?

A: It truly started with Alan Ball and Six Feet Under. I remember the closing five minutes of Six Feet Under. I think it just wrecked every television viewing experience…because it was just this brilliant departure and goodbye to this big ensemble cast. That’s the sort of stuff I love.

Q: Were you a fan of the original books?

A: I didn’t know anything about Charlaine Harris. I had no idea that there was this little telepathic character out there featured in this massive best-selling series.

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