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Lucy Griffiths Talks To Collider About True Blood

Posted on the 23 June 2012 by Tbfansource @tbfansource

Lucy Griffiths Talks To Collider About True BloodLucy Griffiths is new to the cast of True Blood this season playing Nora who is the chancellor of the Vampire Authority and shares a maker with Eric Northman. Collider was able to get a phone interview with the actress and see how the audition process was and a bunch of other insight on her on the show. So we have to wonder how she became part of True Blood this season and if she was actively looking into doing American Television. Here is what she had to say:

Well, yes and no. I’ve had American representation for a few years now, so it’s always been a possibility. It was just that the right audition came along and I was right for it, so I got it.

So where the people she was auditioning with super secretive with her and did they tell her anything abou the character she could be playing?

The first I knew of the character was in the auditioning sides that I had. I knew that she was Eric’s sister and that she was a Chancellor in the Vampire Authority. Further than that, I didn’t know anything. She’d not been featured in previous seasons which I’d watched, so I had no idea what to expect. But really, you don’t have any idea what to expect, script to script. You don’t get told before the series starts what your character arc is going to be, so it’s always a surprise. I guess it’s good to start off not knowing anything ‘cause that’s how it continues.

How does she see her character and does she really think she’s loyal to Eric?

She certainly has loyalty to Eric. I think she’s actually a very loyal character, but some of her loyalties and trusts are misplaced. She’s selfish in the way that beings are selfish, but she’s not in it for what she can get, to the detriment of people around her. There are characters like that this season, but she’s not one of them. She is excited by the prospect of the power that her faith will bring her. She’s actually not a very selfish character. She’s very loyal to her brother, and she’s loyal to her friend and colleague, Salome.

Of course we all want to know what it was like to work with Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman). So how has it been for her to work with him?

It’s definitely been fun. All of the actors have been very warm and welcoming, from very early on. I felt very comfortable in his presence on set, which makes it easier to do scenes like that and to feel confident that that person is going to respond to you and receive you, and not think that you’re doing something strange.

What has she enjoyed most about playing Nora?

I’ve enjoyed the fact that I’ve been lucky enough to have been given material which is quite dramatic and not naturalistic. I lot of the work that I’ve done has been. I think I’ve played this character in a very naturalistic way. I have to be tortured and I have to cry, at one point, and it’s a real treat to get to play those extreme scenes on a television series, as opposed to in the theater, for example. Obviously, in the theater, you’ve got an hour and a half performance and you’ve got lots of drama packed in. Whereas, when I’m shooting a television series, there will be moments of drama, but on the whole, it plays for the reality, with the stuff I’ve previously done. This is much more extreme.

For more of this interview go here. What are you thinking about her character so far in this season? Tell us below!

Source: Collider.com – “Lucy Griffiths Talks TRUE BLOOD, Auditioning to Play Nora, and Talking With Fangs”

Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images


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