With only two episodes left this season, things are heating up on True Blood! Carrie Preston plays Bon Temps native Arlene Fowler, and she was gracious enough to stop by NDB Media and do an interview, which I was fortunate enough to participate in. The entire interview is posted on here, so be sure to click and enjoy! If you are curious, I come in around 23:50. Also feel free to check out this article on last week’s episode by the Houston Chronicle, and to tune into True Blood Sunday night at 8 on HBO.
Arlene is one of the few humans on the show, and Carrie believes humans are essential to True Blood. “I think it’s really, really important for the show to maintain a very real, very grounded human element, after all that is how the show started.” True Blood “was a show about a town, in a way, that was having to deal with a lot of new and potentially frightening things at the arrival of the vampires,” according to Carrie. She says that “the more supernatural characters come on the show, the more human characters like myself, Terry and Andy Bellefleur, the more we kinda start to band together, and I think it’s important that we stay there.”
Speaking of banding together, Carrie spills on what it has been like to film scenes with some of the original Bon Temps crew. “It’s nice to get back with some of the original cast members. The show is so big and epic, and I think that is what makes it exciting, but sometimes you do kind of get lost. A lot of times we feel like we are all on different TV shows. I feel like I am on the show with the bar, and other people are on some vampire show. I don’t know what that show is. I’m on a show about a bar, so it’s fun when those worlds collide.” If you are wondering whether or not Sookie and Arlene will touch bases again this season, Carrie believes that she has “one more scene with [Anna] before the season is over.”
There are just two episodes left, and Carrie shares a little bit on how True Blood will end this season. “This show does a really good job of wrapping all of the storylines up and also leaving you with a massive cliffhanger, and that’s definitely going to happen. You’ll definitely get to touch down with everyone else.” Carrie also says that viewers will “freak out at the cliffhanger this year.” Hopefully it is a good freak out, and not a terribly painful one, but with True Blood, who knows.
Also, Carrie shares that she has “always [thought] of Arlene as being a little more Texan that Louisianan.” Well isn’t that interesting!
So what does everyone think? Do you agree with Carrie that the human element of the show is important? Share any and all thoughts in the comment section! And once again, a big thanks to Roger and everyone at NDB media for having this interview! Make sure you check out their site and their twitter!