How a True Blood Star Learns to Use Her Fangs
The plot of True Blood is full of backstabbing, gore and intrigue – but on set of HBO’s hit show, the stars who play blood-thirsty vampires watch each other s backs, according to Kristin Bauer, who plays the right-hand vamp to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard).
To learn how to bite somebody, there should be a school, she tells PEOPLE of using the sharp fangs the vampires wear. We should have teeth school.
Even talking with the chompers is tough. I find Alex or Stephen Moyer, who plays Sookie Stackhouse’s vampire beau Bill Compton, and say, How the heck do I do this? … How do I not lisp?
Moyer s advice: He said, you just have to take the pain, says Bauer with a laugh. They re so big and sharp that they go into your bottom lip. He was exactly right. If you try to avoid and find a place to make these comfortable in your mouth, it ll never happen. You look like evil Bugs Bunny.
So, is she worried she might actually draw blood when she nips a costar? No, my fear is I don t want to drool on this poor person!
As for the show, Bauer s character takes on the role of mentor to new vampire Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). It s Pam s view point that Jessica has a really crappy maker, Bauer reveals. She thinks Bill is a horrible maker because he doesn t teach her how to be a real vampire. He s teaching her how to be a PG vampire.
But that will never do for Pam, who is known as a sarcastic – and deadly – sidekick to Eric. Pam had to give Jessica the lowdown on what it s like to be a real, you know, basically serial killer, says Bauer. She gives her some advice on the nitty-gritty of having be your food.
Asked what else she can reveal about her plotline in season 3 of True Blood, which premieres Sunday (9 p.m. EST) on HBO, Bauer is coy. I ve tried to figure out what I can say,” she says, “and the only thing I ve come up with is we get to see Pam s PJs.”
In fact, Bauer finally gets to partake in some of True Blood‘s famously steamy sex scenes – she just won t say who her partner (or partners) will be. She does get some action, Bauer says of her character. There s some hot action! –Marla Lehner