Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michelle Forbes Wants TRUE BLOOD

from iesb

On Season 2 of the hit HBO television series True Blood, the mysterious and somewhat sinister Maryann Forrester is stirring things up in a major way, while her true identity and her real reason for showing up in Bon Temps remain to be seen.

As the wealthy local with unknown intentions, actress Michelle Forbes is having a lot of fun working on the acclaimed show. Best known for her work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Homicide: Life on the Street, 24, Battlestar Galactica, In Treatment and Prison Break, the former ballerina promises that Maryann’s motives will be revealed, as the season progresses.

In this exclusive interview, Michelle Forbes talked about working with the talented cast of True Blood, and the devotion and dedication of sci-fi genre fans.

IESB: When and how did you know that you wanted to be an actor?

Michelle: As the story goes, I started off as a ballet dancer. I knew, pretty early on, that I needed another form of expression, and it just seemed that acting, and this idea of playing pretend and telling stories, was really fascinating to me. It was a natural progression, out of the dance world and into the world of theater and cinema.

IESB: How did you originally become a part of True Blood? Was it just through a regular audition?

Michelle: I came in towards the end of the first season, and it was a meeting like any other, to be honest. The show hadn’t aired yet, so I wasn’t aware of it. I hadn’t read the books. It was just that new vampire show on HBO with Alan Ball. That’s what I knew. There’s no great story about that initial meeting, I have to say.

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