Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fresh 'Blood' Meet the new addition to Merlotte's main menu

Lauren Bowles would love to talk about her debut tomorrow night on "True Blood."
But she can't -- at least not in detail. HBO is that serious about clamping down on its hottest show since "The Sopranos."
"It's no joke. For the first time [in my career] I signed a confidentiality agreement," Bowles says. "I can't even confirm I have the job."
Bowles, the half-sister of "Seinfeld" and "Old Christine" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, can say that she plays Holly Cleary, the new waitress at Merlotte's, the bar & grill which employs series protagonist Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) on the supernaturally flavored series (in which vampires and humans mix freely in the Louisiana town of Bon Temps).

Lauren Bowles  makes her "True Blood" debut tomorrow night as waitress Holly Cleary. sharing a laugh with her half-sister, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Holly, a single mother of two, befriends fellow waitress Arlene (Carrie Preston) and "has some interesting abilities that will develop as the show goes on," Bowles says coyly. "She's sort of warm-hearted but very grounded."
Holly will appear in this season's final four episodes (the season finale airs Sept. 12) -- and will return for "True Blood's" fourth season, which begins filming later this fall.