Entertainment Weekly really outdid itself with the eleven awesome magazine covers, video, photo extras and scoop this week. Now they have a whole interview with True Blood‘s Pam, Kristin Bauer van Straten!
I didn’t see a lot of bloopers/outtakes on the Blu-ray, but surely there were some ridiculous moments on set?
The most ridiculous thing that’s ever happened to me on any set ever was the first take of trying to do the ‘wacky walk’ (as we’ve been calling it) in episode 411, when the vampires are being pulled into the witches’ force field outside Moon Goddess. The problem was that Deborah [Ann Woll], Stephen [Moyer], and Alex [Skarsgård] were about 10 feet from the camera, where they would then be off-camera. I was about 100 yards back, and I’ve never seen people laugh so hard at anyone. I was basically doing a bad imitation of Steve Martin in All of Me. Michael came up and was laughing so hard he couldn’t talk. When he finally did, he said, ‘I will not be using that take.’ … Deborah is the sweetest person in the world, but her neck was wet with tears she was laughing so hard.
Pam is definitely in the doghouse with Eric as the season starts. Can you talk about how their relationship will play out?
In typical True Blood fashion, things may get a little better and then they may get a little worse. It’s a roller coaster. The great thing for me this year was to find out the many layers of that relationship. The way that they wrote it really explains what we know of Pam. You get to see why she is the way she is, why this is the one person for her, why she’s so unsympathetic, and what her life as a human was. It also explains why she’s the least apologetic of the vampires. She and Eric are very happy vampires. They really don’t lament losing their humanity. It was the perfect structure of who she is in a really efficient, dramatic way — and touching. It’s really amazing the back-story they came up with.
There’s more! You should read the rest of the interview, it’s really quite good! (click on the link below)