Wednesday, October 7, 2009

'True Blood' Star Rutina Wesley Sees 'Grief' And 'More Darkness' For Tara In Season 3

From MTV

When we heard last month that "True Blood" hottie Mehcad Brooks had been cast as a lawyer on ABC's midseason replacement "The Deep End," we wondered whether his character Eggs would be scrambled by Maryann. Well, we were partially right. The 28-year-old fell victim to a bullet in the season finale, though it was at the hands of well-meaning Jason Stackhouse.

As sad as we are to see Mehcad (and his abs) depart "True Blood," we're sure gal pal Tara Thornton is even more torn up. MTV News caught up with the actress who portrays prickly Tara (Rutina Wesley) at the premiere of Jude Law's "Hamlet" (read our rundown of hot Hamlets here), and she talked about what's next for Tara.

"I'm sure she's going to have some grieving to do, losing Maryann and Eggs—the love of her life, I think," Rutina theorized. "I don't know how Tara is really going to react to that. I see some grief. I see some more darkness."

As evil as maenad Maryann was, it's easy to forget that Tara relied on her as a mother figure in place of her own often-drunk mom, making her death nearly as devastating as Eggs'. Though Rutina said that Tara will likely find solace in recently returned BFF Sookie (Anna Paquin), we're hoping there's a juicier resolution—namely Tara turning to one-time crush Jason (Ryan Kwanten). Wouldn't that be ironic?

What do you think will happen to Tara in the third season of "True Blood"?


Layne said...

Rutina, read the book!

You will be going to Mississippi and you will have a new vamp lover, Franklin Mott and dancing with Sookie in "Club Dead"!