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Interview (excerpt) with Kristin Bauer — Pam Ravenscroft on True Blood (HBO)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kristin Bauer who portrays the sultry, sarcastic vamp Pam Ravenscroft on HBO’s True Blood. Read the full interview in my book Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion when it’s released in June 2010 with ECW Press.

Alan Ball has released the official tease that Pam’s character may fly her freak flag a little higher with the possible introduction of some Sapphic lovin’, and it’s none too soon! Last week, I asked Kristin about this development. You can read her answer below.

But, first, a heads up about Kristin’s upcoming appearance on behalf of a cause close to her heart. If you’re in Santa Monica this weekend, be sure to drop by LUSH Cosmetics store on Saturday, November 7 in support of the IFAW Tails for Whales campaign. Kristin will be in attendance to voice her support and to meet others who want to get involved!

Kristin Bauer (photo credit: Larry DiMarzio)

photo credit: Larry DiMarzio

Event details:

Saturday, November 7, 2009
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LUSH Cosmetics
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

RSVP to tailsforwhales@lush.com

If you can’t make it, get involved by uploading your photo and learning more at www.ifaw.org/tailsforwhales.

Enjoy this excerpt from my interview with Kristin Bauer!

Becca: In True Blood, there are a number of metaphorical ties to minority rights, particularly gay rights, something that Alan Ball has confirmed will be explored more in Season 3, possibly with your character. Does knowing that your role has social impact affect how you play it?

Kristin: For me, the best part of acting is the doing of it on the set, on the day. Then, it is over for me. I create it, like a painting, and then it leaves my control and goes to live on with someone else. I try to forget about it. So, any future Pam ideas excite me and also make me nervous as a performer because my mind jumps to wanting to do the writing justice.

As far as social impact, that is not something I can control, what the reaction is whether good or bad, helpful or offensive. I appreciate immensely being part of a show that is more than meets the eye, that has many layers and deals with timeless concepts of acceptance and ultimately, tolerance and kindness as we all must share on this floating ball called Earth. It is a big concern of mine in my life, how we can do that better.

But as far as playing Pam, I just want to do a good job and I hope that comes across. The larger concepts, the writing that comes before and the reactions that come after I do my part are not my really province. My job as an actor is a tiny part in the middle, and that is plenty!

Thanks again, Kristin!