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Becca Talks True Blood on Talk Blood Radio with Loving True Blood in Dallas

I’ve had the pleasure of appearing a few times on Loving True Blood in Dallas‘s Talk Blood Radio show, the fan radio show for True Blood, hosted by the lovely Dallas. Her energy knows no bounds!

Listen in as I talk with Dallas about the season three premiere episode, “Bad Blood,” and episode 7, “Hitting the Ground.” More to come!


VIDEO: Comic-Con 2010: True Blood Panel (c/o @ProgGrrl)

Kudos to @ProgGrrl for getting such great video of the Comic-Con True Blood panel (and others)! Such a treat for those of us who can’t be there. (Boo-urns!)

Below is part one of five. See all five parts at ProgGrrl’s YouTube channel.

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If you’re in Toronto this August, look for me at Fan Expo.

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!

Interview with @BillsBelles: a tribute to Bill Compton, @VampireBill, and Stephen Moyer

When I was a child, I sent fan mail to TV Guide (@TVGuide). This was long before the days of websites and blogging, let alone TiVo. I waited for “The Guide” to arrive in the mailbox with the same anticipation I now reserve for The New Yorker (@NewYorker), because, back in the day, you really didn’t know what was going to be on television until “The Guide” told you.

And, they had a mailing address. So, I figured, in my infinite and youthful wisdom, that if “The Guide” ran all of television, it should be easy enough for them to pass along my carefully crafted, albeit thinly veiled, attempts to reach the celebrity of my dreams.

Flash forward, let’s blast past blogs, forums, chat rooms, and comment threads straight to social media. Twitter, to be specific. What I would have given to interact with @insertfavouritecharacterhere, the very person I was trying to reach.

Shannon from Bill's BellesShannon (@smeykunz) took similar matters into her own hands, when she created the Twitter Bill’s Belles (@BillsBelles), which soon evolved into Billsbelles’s Blog where you can meet a number of the Belles, and catch up with news related to Bill Compton and Stephen Moyer.

I interviewed Shannon about the project, what she finds so hotsy totsy about our boy Bill, and her hopes for his character in Season 3 of True Blood.

Rebecca Wilcott: Tell me how Bill’s Belles came about, and how you all find one another?

Shannon: First, I’d like to clarify that I represent the Twitter Bill’s Belles, not to be confused with any other groups calling themselves Belles. We are made up of a group of women who travelled over from HBO’s True Blood Fan Wiki. Some of us still post on both sites. Along the way, we’ve gathered up ladies that love Bill as much as we do.

Our version of the Belles is slightly different as we concentrate a lot of our time on our good Twitter friend @VampireBill. At first, we chatted to him as the group of us. One day, I thought maybe we should make a Twitter page to post pictures and videos related to Bill and Stephen Moyer. It spiralled into the blog and our other sites.

RW: Which of Bill’s traits do the Belles find most attractive?

(Click “Read More” below to read the rest of this interview, and to watch a clip from Season 1 of True Blood.)

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Twitter True Blood interviews: @GodricofBlood, @Pam_atFangtasia, @JessicaHamby, @HoytFortenberry

Read the backstory to these interviews.

Godric | @GodricofBlood

(The circumstances of which I was able to conduct this interview can not be divulged. It was, however, pretty cool.)

Rebecca Wilcott: What was it about Eric that led you to turn him?

Godric: I watched Eric for several weeks before I made that decision. I could have drained him just as easily as I did his companions but he was special. A human with that kind of fighting spirit, grace, and beauty was far too talented to rot in human flesh.

RW: Did you lose your fighting spirit? You offered yourself to the The Light of Day Institute for ritual sacrifice, then ultimately chose to end your own life in the rising sun. Did life lose its purpose?

Godric: Can you imagine 2000 years of existence? Almost 2000 years of bloodshed? For what purpose? What did I seek to achieve? There was no one left that I could learn from and I certainly had no desire left to teach. Immortality was not my choice. I too was turned and had to accept the new path I was given by my maker. I realized that life never had a purpose for me. My existence was not right. I did not live long enough as a human to fully understand what it meant. I should have died the day I was turned. That is what my destiny was.

RW: Do you see any of your own guidance mirrored in Eric?

Godric: When I ran into Eric again, there was no time to evaluate his performance as a vampire. He was alive. He must have been doing something right. I had not seen him in quite some time and our journeys and my teachings with him were nothing short of brutality. I taught him to kill and to survive.

RW: When I asked Eric what he thought about your death, he responded:

“I see only the difference between [Godric] and myself. He turned me to give me what I love most: life. He obviously did not feel the same. When I reach his age in another thousand years, perhaps I will understand his decision more than I do now.”

How would you respond to this?

(Click the “Read More” link below to continue reading this interview, and those conducted with @Pam_atFangtasia and @HoytFortenberry.)

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Twitter True Blood interviews: @LorenatheMaker, @SteveNewlinJr, @SarahNewlin, @MaryannForreste

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Lorena | @LorenatheMaker

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Rebecca Wilcott: Of all the hungry and exhausted soldiers to walk into your home, why was Bill the one you wanted to spend an eternity with?

Lorena: He was just my type, handsome and sweet. He was a gentleman unlike the other men that had crossed my path, they were hardly worth the blood that filled them. William possessed all the qualities a maker looks for in an obedient child. Besides, have you looked at him? Do I honestly need to explain that further?

RW: Tell me truly, what do you think about Sookie? Is she able to handle the Bill you know deep down inside?

L: She is a feisty little thing, but I do not think she quite understands what her boyfriend is capable of. William only shows her what he wants her to see, I can tell that just by seeing them together. If she were to see what he truly can do and has done, she would not be so quick to run into his outstretched arms. As for handling him, no one could ever do that as well as I. I know him better than he even knows himself.

RW: This is a quote from an earlier interview with Bill. I asked him to describe his relationship with you. This is his reply:

“She is my maker and I will not deny the allure and pull of such a force or what I did while in her thrall. I am Vampire. The blood lust is strong when one is newly made and I wished to please her. In the end, I could not abhor the misery and had to be free or put to my final death.”

When I asked him if you had any place in his life, he replied, “No. Never.”

L: William is Mine and will always be Mine! He loves me, even if he doesn’t realize it, right now. He is enthralled by that blond blood bag, but she will grow old and he will lose interest. If we could spend time together, he would remember what we shared and once again become the Vampire that I know he can be.

RW: What was it like to have your child, and lover, so completely turn his back on you?

(Click the “Read More” link below to continue reading this interview as well as those with @SteveNewlinJr, @SarahNewlin, and @MaryannForreste.)

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Twitter True Blood interviews: @ArleneFowler, @TerryB_fleur, @AndyBellefleur, and @JaneBodehouse

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Arlene Fowler | @ArleneFowler

Merlotte’s, after the wedding, on Arlene’s break

Rebecca Wilcott: How would you describe your relationship with Sookie Stackhouse?

Arlene Fowler: Sookie and I have an interesting relationship. Of course, we’ve worked together and have been involved in each other’s everyday lives through Merlotte’s. The one thing that irks me about Sookie these days is the way she thinks nothing of going out with vampires, and she seems to be getting more and more involved with them. Frankly, I don’t know where that will take our relationship as I’m kind of wary of what lies ahead.

RW: You have a fairly intriguing fella yourself. Tell me how you met Terry Bellefleur, and what you like about him.

AF: The Bellefleur family has been in Bon Temps for many years and everyone in this town pretty much knows each other. I’ve seen Terry Bellefleur around town and we always said “Hi” and gave each other a little wave. Everyone in town knew he went off to fight in the war and how hard it was for him. Folks say he’s never really been the same. I got to know Terry more personally when he started working at Merlotte’s, and noticed him more and more when he started saying all those nice things to me. He has a kind of peculiar and different way of putting things, but they always make me feel kind of special. I feel as though he can see when he needs someone to help him through a bad spell, and I always want to be there for him.

RW: That must make not remembering certain parts of your relationship all the harder, what with everyone having amnesia. Some people have vague feelings that they’ve done things, but that’s as much as they can recollect. How was it for you?

AF: I do know my kids were suffering without me because Sam told me how he took care of them and some of the things they told him when I was gone. The kids told me I was doing things I shouldn’t have (with Terry), since they saw lots of stuff around the house. So, I know lots of folks including me were acting kind of crazy. I just don’t have all the details and frankly, I don’t want to hear much more right now.

RW: Can you tell me just a little about you first reactions to Maryann?

(Click the “Read More” link to below to read the rest of this interview and ones with @TerryB_Fleur, @AndyBellefleur, and @JaneBodehouse.)

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