Carrie Preston: Being Arlene and Returning to HBO After True Blood
July 20, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Find Out What Carrie Preston Thought of Arlene’s Death Experience:
For fans of Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur (Carrie Preston), things got a little scary in last week’s episode (entitled Death is not the End) with the redheaded waitress nearly dying after becoming a feast for Hep-V infected vampires! For actor Carrie Preston, though, it was more exciting to see the return of her onscreen love, Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe):
I was most surprised and excited about Terry coming back, because obviously I love Todd [Lowe]. We’ve kept up, but it’s not the same as having him on set. I also thought the episode does a great job of giving Arlene this major obstacle: What makes her want to come back? Because Arlene dies, we definitely decided that—it wasn’t like she was on the brink of death, she actually goes. It’s Terry who encourages her to go back.
While we were all terrified we were witnessing the demise of yet another of our favorite characters, Carrie was glad to see that Arlene and Terry got some sort of closure:
[It was good] to have a moment of closure between Arlene and Terry, because when he died, it was so quick and sudden and tragic that it was really nice to have a little coda between them.
But, in order for Arlene to be saved, she had to drink the blood of vampire Keith (Riley Smith). And we all know what that means – sex dreams! While Riley Smith recently denied a full blown romance between them in Season 7, Carrie had the following to say about getting blood from a vampire:
I thought, “Okay, you don’t introduce an entire new vampire without having some kind of follow-up.” I was curious what that was going to be, and I hope that the fans will remain curious. Riley is sweet, and he jumped right in.
she told Entertainment Weekly recently. She also went on to say that she was certainly glad to rid of the dress she wore for the first four episodes of Season 7. But, as far as Bon Temps and Arlene is concerned, there is still another six episodes to go before the town can get any semblance of normal back.
And what then?
Well, we will still be able to catch up with her on HBO, thanks to her upcoming appearance on Getting On:
I’m going to be doing a guest spot on Getting On. I start shooting that in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping I can get another show. I really love doing TV. I got my fingers crossed that I get a regular gig on another show.
Well, isn’t that great news? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly – Carrie Preston talks ‘True Blood’ tearjerker (and her next HBO gig)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)