Thursday, August 18, 2011

True Blood’s Jim Parrack on His Character’s Dark Side, Working With James Franco, and Riding Jason Stackhouse

Did Hoyt Fortenberry and Jessica Hamby just break up — again? As the warm-blooded half of what was the most stable human-vampire relationship on True Blood, Hoyt’s the “normal” character in the show: He’s not a bloodsucker, shape-shifter, werewolf, werepanther, fairy, witch, medium, spirit, etc. But trying to live a simple life in Bon Temps has its own share of drama, as Jim Parrack, who plays Hoyt, can attest. We spoke with the actor about what's next for his character, his dream-sequence sex scene with Ryan Kwanten, and the movie he shot with his real-life best friend, James Franco.
Did you have any inkling that Hoyt and Jessica were headed for all this domestic trouble?
The general rule is to not jump into moving in with whoever you’re nutty for. But, you know, I was in a bad relationship, and the day I got out of it, I moved in with Ciera, and she ended up becoming my wife. Then again, I wasn’t facing issues like, “My mother is trying to kill my girlfriend.” [Laughs.] Now Hoyt and Jessica’s issues are more like, “I’m hungry. Where’s my food?”

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