Friday, June 18, 2010
For an actor, there's obvious appeal in playing a supporting character. Aside from the reduced time commitment, there's less pressure since the project doesn't ride on their shoulders and are typically given the best lines. So when a show upgrades a fan favorite from recurring to full time -- as "True Blood" did with vampire Pam for season three -- there is some fan fear involved.
Mostly we worry everything we loved about the character will be thrown out the window in order to create a three dimensional person. But once again "True Blood" proves itself to be unflappable since they've been able to retain everything we adored about Kristin Bauer's character while also giving us what we never knew we always wanted -- more.
More pink, more one-liners and more of a grasp on who this woman truly is. After coming out of the series regular gate like a champ, we caught up with Kristin to find out where Pam is headed this season, if she'll be doing it in a pastel shade and why she had to taunt us with stories of naked Alexander Skarsgard.
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PopWrap: Not trying to be biased, but I think Pam had some of the best scenes in Sunday's season premiere.
Kristin Bauer: It’s been like that all season. I get an email saying, “the script’s coming” and I stay home to read them immediately. And every single script that came was a new reveal about who Pam is and that has been endlessly fun. The sarcasm has stayed and the great outfits have stayed, but they’ve added this other layer where we actually find out who she is, how deep her relationship with Eric is, sexually who she is, how tough she is, how loyal she is and it’s incredibly fun.
Episode #28- 3.04 "9 Crimes":
Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for his former fiancee, Debbie Pelt. Bill "procures" dinner for Russell and Lorena. Sam brokers a deal with Tommy and his parents. Andy gets a promotion and draws Jason's attention. Arlene is irked by Jessica's arrival at Merlotte's. Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill. Franklin takes Tara on a road trip.
Episode #29 -3.05 "Trouble":
Sookie and Alcide turn to an alpha-wolf "packmaster" for advice on how to deal with Russell's minions. Jason meets his match in a mysterious girl named Crystal. Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, who's completed his mission for Russell. Lafayette learns the meaning of patience from Jesus, his mother's orderly. An heirloom reminds Eric of his past and his ongoing thirst for vengeance. Joe Lee breaks his promise to Sam and Tommy.
Episode #30- 3.06 "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues":
Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena's hands. Jason's romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette's with Jesus. Fueled by a night of passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin's advances. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest. Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte's customer.
Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power; Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; and Tara finds an ally in a shady vampire named Franklin Mott. It was written by Raelle Tucker and directed by Scott Winant.
One of the sexiest undead guys on television – True Blood's Bill Compton aka Stephen Moyer – chatted with Playboyabout the show, his relationship and the paparazzi. Check out excerpts from the Brit's revealing interview:
On the Blood's explicit sex scenes: "Sex on our show is like a big muffin that's heating up, overflowing and expanding in an oven. This time last year I was thinking, 'What the (expletive) are we going to do next year to top this?' Well, I can tell you it's weird and exciting this year. As I said, the show is more character-centered — and I'm not saying it's better or worse for it — but there's certainly just as much, if not more, interesting sex because of it."
Played by Marshall Allman, formerly of “Prison Break,” the Austin-bred actor has come into the series ready to cause trouble in his long-lost older brother’s already dramatic life.
“By far, for me this is the best character I’ve ever played,” Marshall told AccessHollywood.com of Tommy, a mechanic/shapeshifter who has already tried to have his brother run over while in animal form. “He’s definitely the most complex, the most rich.”
Without giving too much away, Marshall is locked in for the season as Tommy, who is heading to Bon Temps and Merlotte’s with mischief for Sam on his mind.
Alexander Skarsgard is going from vampires to naval board games.
The “True Blood” star has signed to star opposite Taylor Kitsch in “Battleship,” Universal’s sci-fi tentpole adaptation of the Hasbro game.
Peter Berg (“Hancock”) is directing the action-adventure movie, which adds an “alien invasion” element to the screen story. The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, revolves around an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin.
Our great discussion about episode 3.01 with Becca Wilcott Sunday night was posted to her publisher's website this morning
LOVING TRUE BLOOD IN DALLAS interviewed Becca Wilcott, author of Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion, after the Season 3 premiere of True Blood on Sunday, 13-June.
The interview may be heard at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/true-blood-in-dallas/2010/06/14/true-blood-...
*her publisher here\
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