Kristin Bauer couldn’t have asked for a better role than Pam: the straight-talking, Southern vampire belle, whose biting wit supplies True Blood some of its most memorable one-liners. According to Bauer, the best part of Pam is her unique outlook on things.
“Her focus is so simple,” says the actress, 44. “Our lives as humans are so complicated and she just left that world behind and good riddance. Her priorities are clothing, hot chicks, and Eric [played by Alexander Skarsgard]. And making money.”
With the HBO hit’s fourth season around the corner (it premieres June 26), Bauer chats with Parade.com about the latest chaos in Bon Temps, turning Pam into a fighter, and the relationship between Pam and Anna Paquin’s character Sookie Stackhouse.
Will the cast watch the premiere together?
“We already did actually! They had a cast screening and it was really nice. I happened to be shooting that day, but the people who weren’t came too. It was the cast and the crew and we had a fabulous catered lunch.They got a whole stage and a big screen. It was pretty awesome. After the lunch, we went back to work and the whole energy on the set changed. It went from everybody being tired shooting episode 11 to completely jazzed.”
But you already knew what was going to happen because of the script, right?
“I was saying to everyone all day that if you held a gun to my head I wouldn’t know what we did in episode one since we shot it in December. They all sort of blend together for us and there is no way you can keep track of what happens in the other worlds. That’s what’s fun about this show: you can be a total fan and be on it.”
What did the cast think of the episode?
“I think we all tend to be a little nervous about our performance. After we watched it, everyone was running up to each other saying how good it was and how good it looked. All the actors just felt really relieved and we kept commenting on how good everybody was. We were also commenting on how good it looks. Every year it gets a little richer.”
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