TV Guide’s William Keck has kept his word to True Blood fans today and released a new image of Eric and Bill from Season 5. And not only that, but the image also includes Eric’s vampire sibling Nora.
TV Guide also has a brief interview with the lucky actress, Lucy Griffiths, about her new role in the show.
When True Blood premieres June 10, we’ll get a taste of Eric Northman’s bloodsucking, Godric-made vampire sister, Nora (Lucy Griffiths). “She’s an irreverent British lady who we think was turned during Elizabethan or Victorian times,” Lucy reveals. “It’s been years since she’s seen Eric, and she is very excited. She looks up to him, but they’ve had a fiery love/hate relationship in the way that brothers and sisters do.”
Nora is also part of the Vampire Authority ruling council, which will play a big part in the new season. In this exclusive photo from the premiere, Nora, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) are on the attack. “It occurs just after I’ve met them, and it’s a reaction to being taken by surprise by some threatening characters,” teases the beautiful Brit, best known for playing Marian in the 2006-09 Robin Hood series.
Eight episodes into filming, there’s no great Bon Temps romance for Nora, but Lucy has her eye on another new series regular: Italian actress Valentina Cervi, who plays ancient vampire seductress Salome: “They’re very close.”
It may be a brief interview but Lucy does provide us with some tasty little snippets to wet our appetites. A love / hate relationship with her big brother sounds juicy, and hopefully means lots of opportunity for some great viking moments to come. Some worried Eric and Sookie fans will be pleased to note that Nora is not having any great romance, and it’s also interesting to note that she and Salome are very close (Will Salome also be an Authority member perhaps?). We are seriously starting to look forward to seeing these two new female vamps and the impact they might have in the upcoming season.
Of course, they’ll have their work cut out to outclass this guy, who quite honestly could not get any hotter if you put him in an oven and baked him on maximum temperature for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Let us know below what you think about what Lucy had to say, or just feel free to drool over our favorite viking!
Original article – TV Guide
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