True Blood: Inside scoop from Pam (Kristin Bauer)…



…according to Kristin Bauer, Pam’s coming back from a brief on-screen hiatus with a bang! Or more specifically with bangs because she is totally eighties’d out this Sunday! Her return also signals the resurgence of the Lafayette/V storyline that has vexed many fans and caught Bill’s eye.

But as the show hurtles toward its season finale (on Sept 13), Kristin has some intriguing details about what fans can expect not only in the last two episodes, but on the DVD special features. It turns out there’s a lot more to Pam than meets the eye!

PopWrap: Where’d Pam go?!?
Kristin Bauer: I know, but she’s back on Sunday! And her outfit will definitely make up for the absence. It’s the most hilarious, incredible thing I’ve ever seen! Audrey Fisher [“TB’s” costumer designer] had it made special and there are just so many sequins. It’s totally 80s.

PW: Does she reappear because Eric’s back from Dallas?
Kristin: Yeah, she’s reconnecting with Eric, back at his side, being a henchwoman. She’s been keeping Fangtasia running.

PW: Do you think she’s a better or worse boss than Eric?
Kristin: Worse, I think. I just go back to that scene where she asks, “Can I kick him?” Pam just doesn’t really think of the big picture. I think out of everybody, she loves being a vampire the most.

PW: I love Pam and Eric’s relationship on the show. Have you guys talked about their history together?
Kristin: It’s funny, Alexander [Skarsgård] and I would joke that the first 100 years between them were really passionate … but it’s faded to a friendship over time. Truthfully, we really didn’t know, but I just recorded the special features for the season two Blu-ray DVD and it’s like 34 pages of Pam talking about everyone in town. PW: Kind like the Lafayette videos on the season one DVD?
Kristin: Exactly. It turned out to be incredibly insightful because I got all my questions answered. She was turned by Eric 100 years ago but released, so she’s no longer bound to him but she’s so in love and couldn’t be more loyal. Whatever he says, she will do.

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PW: What else did you learn about Pam from recording the videos?
Kristin: Before being turned she was living with her wealthy and very provincial parents. She says, “Small men were lining up for me to be auctioned off to, and then this big viking showed up and split my world apart … and Eric likes to joke that my legs did too.”

PW: That’s amazing — it’s nice to learn more about “True Blood’s” periphery characters.

Kristin: I know, and I haven’t read the books, so I’ve been asking if Pam just isn’t in number two that much and comes back more in the third, and everyone says yes. So I have high hopes for season three.

PW: I haven’t read the books either and I’m torn because I love the world so much, but want to still be surprised by the show.
Kristin: I have the same problem! I read book one late in the season and it was so much fun to see what the scripts revealed but once I read the book, I knew what was coming.

I have read all the books and we will see MUCH more of Pam if Alan Ball stays true to the arc and I think he will. Pam is AWESOME!

PW: Right, like I wouldn’t want to know all along that Rene is the killer!
Kristin: Exactly! I’m also a fan of the show, so I have the same problem.PW: But since everyone’s plots are so scattered this season, watching the show must still be like three-quarters new for you.
Kristin: And watching is so different from reading the scripts. I understand the vampire world, but the Tara world and the Merlotte’s world … I think, who is this person? After recording the Blue-ray stuff it was fun to re-watch the episodes, because, she is merciless. Especially with poor Bill, she makes fun of this sentimental fool like you wouldn’t believe.

PW: And she’s never really seemed to grasp the Sookie/Bill relationship.
Kristin: Right, and now Eric’s got a bit of a Sookie thing too. She said, “if he makes her, I’ll have to deal with it.”

PW: That’s kind of her worst nightmare, having this human come in and steal Eric
Kristin: Yes, she says something like, “I don’t think Eric’s going to share this one.” So that’s a little disconcerting for Pam. But then I heard, and I hope this happens, that Eric loses his memory in one of the books. He gets amnesia and becomes very unlike himself, which forces Sookie and Pam to keep up appearances and keep him from getting killed.

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I have to let a tidbit slip, this ‘Eric forgets who he is’ storyline RAWKS TOTALLY RAWKS and they MUST do it!! One of my FAVE in the series of books, Absolutely AWESOME! Especially for the ‘relationship’ betwen Eric and Sookie!!!!!! And Pam really likes Sookie in the books and they become VERY good friends!

PW: Well seeing Alexander play Eric as that human a few weeks ago in the Fellowship of the Sun church was amazing, so I can only imagine!
Kristin: Supposedly he becomes very feminine and soft, wears pink. I would love that.

PW: Will we finally find out in Sunday’s episode why Pam and Eric want Lafayette selling V?
Kristin: We do, when I got the script [where Pam instructs Lafayette to see V], I was like, “Does anyone want to tell me why I’m doing this?” But then I realized that I didn’t want to know because Pam just does whatever Eric tells her to. But as the episodes go, the plan is revealed. But I don’t want to give away too much.

PW: All your co-workers have been the same way. Like, “You don’t understand, they can kill us off this show if we spoil anything.”
Kristin: I was gunna say! And the thing is, we’re not completely joking. We’re a little unsure what Alan [Ball, creator] would do if we spilled a big secret! It actually makes me sweat a little during interviews [laughs]

Scoop on the plot in the next book!!!!!!

PW: OK, so let me ask then, is there anything you would like to see happen for Pam?
Kristin: Well, Charlaine [Harris, author of the novels] tells me that in the latest book she sends Pam on a murder spree. She kicks off her pumps and goes mercenary, ripping people apart. Who knows if Alan will do that though.

Kristin used her ‘Pamness’ to meet her man! Click through to NYPost to read more and see more photos!

August 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, True Blood, Urban Fantasy.


  1. Meet Your Maker « Sookieverse replied:

    […] TB yet. I'm surmising, based on the nature of their relationship, Pam's turning in the books, and comments made by Kristin Bauer which support the premise that TB Pam was turned […]


  2. somchsoa replied:

    I think good fun.


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