Kristin Bauer Van Straten has given a nice interview to PopSugar about True Blood Season 7 and of course Eric Northman.
Here are few highlights from what she had to say:
PS: We left on such a big cliffhanger on that last episode. Can you talk a little bit about where things will pick up for Pam? Last time we saw her, she was on the search for Eric.
KB: That’s where we see her again. She made the decision to leave her progeny, Tara, behind and go find her maker. That’s what we’ve seen with Pam over the years, so it’s not a surprise for her to make that decision, but it’s a big choice for her to leave everything. But Eric’s always been her rock.
PS: Well talk a little bit about the relationship you have with Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Eric, because—
KB: I’m going to cry! See, I told you. I started [tearing up] last year. It’s so lucky, because somebody cast us, and they put you in a room and go, ‘This is your maker.’ And I’m like, ‘What’s a maker?’ And seven years later I can’t imagine not having endless, sleepless nights standing out in the cold pretending I am immortal next to him.
PS: In the last episode of the last season, we saw Sooki back in the love triangle between Bill and Alcide. If you were her, who would you choose?
KB I’m very biased. Of course you have to choose Eric, but Pam wouldn’t want him to choose her. She just wants him not putting a human before her. Sooki’s got some good choices. I mean that girl, she gets all the guys. My life was never like that! They just line up. I don’t know if this is PG, but remember Pam’s line, ‘I am so sick of Sookie and her precious fairy vagina and her unbelievably stupid name’?
PS: Let’s talk about Eric and this season. Things were up in the air in the finale, but then Alex said he will be back for the final season. Is he somehow going to be changed by this experience, though?
KB: There is a lot of change, and there’s a lot of each character; there are very character-defining moments. The show does get back to the core questions and relationships, and there are of course all kinds of outside influences that are very intense. But the writers were very graceful in the way that they had us have to deal with those outside challenges.
PS: I spoke with Amelia Rose Blaire, who plays Willa, earlier this week, and she said if she could sum up this season in a word, it might be “nostalgic.” She said there are a lot of tie-ins to early seasons and early storylines. Do you feel the same?
KB: I do. I feel like Pam has some great flashbacks and those are always informative, where you go, ‘Oh, my god. That’s how that happened.’ Certainly for us, that’s very nostalgic.
PS: Have you had a most memorable scene? Or one that was most challenging?
KB: I think the most everything — the most tortuous, sad, didn’t want to shoot it, emotional — was when Eric releases Pam. It was intense, and the camera is on my back and I’m crying. I’m crying in rehearsal, and Alex and I were saying, ‘We are not going to shoot it. We refuse to shoot it. Why does he have to release her?’ And we got no good reason except if you want to get paid, report on this day. So we did, but that was emotional.
You can read whole interview here
For those of you who haven’t visited us on Facebook today, here is a little review of the start of Season 7 from The Boston Herald. My favourite part by far was their thoughts on a Bill/Sookie ending:
The only question is not if but when Sookie and her vampire ex Bill will reconcile. Werewolf Alcide should have the words “Rebound Guy” shaved into his fur.
Paquin and Moyer met, fell in love, married and had twins together during the course of the series, so it seems inevitable that their onscreen counterparts will be endgame. But it seems like a false ending.
Given all the betrayals between their characters, their potential reunion feels about as sexy as an autopsy.
Here’s hoping Sookie chooses herself and puts a stake in romance.