Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Night With Sam Trammel

Wishful thinking I know, you should read the whole thing at the link, very sexy. Here's the spoilers from the 
LATimes interview with Sam where he talks hot steamy Louisiana nights, ooh is it hot in here?

The HBO vampire drama 'True Blood' is embarking on Season 4, in which the actor's character, Sam Merlotte, meets a fellow shape-shifter of considerable allure.
By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times

"True Blood's" fourth season opens Sunday night with Sam Trammell returning to HBO's racy vampire drama as Sam Merlotte, a cafe owner and shape-shifter who can turn into any animal he likes and back again. Offstage, Trammell, 40, is also preparing for his debut as the father of twins with his longtime girlfriend, actress Missy Yager.

Tell me about Sam Merlotte's adventures in the new season. I understand you have a new love interest.

Yeah, I do. Last season, Sam sort of excommunicated his biological family, and he gains a new family in a sense because he meets this person who's also a shape-shifter, named Luna [Janina Gavankar]. And she has a lot of mystery about her, and as the season goes on, he discovers more and more about her and is surprised. She's an exciting, very intriguing, very alluring person for Sam.

The last time we saw you, you had a gun to your brother's head. How'd that go?

He stole some money from me, from a safe in my office, and I tracked him down — literally ran him down in the woods. I pulled a gun on him, said, "Give me the money." He said, "You're not going to shoot me" and walked away. Cut to me and I fired the gun. It's already been revealed that Tommy is not dead — he's in the fourth season — but there's a cliffhanger about what happened when I fired.

Do you also explore the mythology of shape-shifters this season?

Yeah, we're going to meet a group of shape-shifters. We've learned the rules of what vampires can and can't do. With shape-shifting, we really haven't seen that much. We met one shape-shifter, Daphne, in Season 2, but we really haven't looked at that community and what it's like to be a shape-shifter. We're going to explore all of that, and that's what I get excited about, when you look at the rules of the supernatural beings.

What's the source of that mythology? Is it Native American?

The shape-shifter appears in many different cultures, but one is Native American. That's one of the ones we're going to take a look at this year. Every culture has a different view of what they are, and they play different roles in different cultures and different rules govern them. We're going to have to pick and choose and create our own reality with shape-shifters. It's really cool.

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