January 19, 2012
Need Another Reason to Look Forward to Season 5?
If you are anything like me and my friends, one of your favorite things about True Blood is Pam‘s great one liners. Between her and Lafayette there are plenty of great quotes throughout each season. E! Online sat down with Kristin Bauer van Straten to talk about the upcoming season and what’s in store for her character.
Though she was reluctant to reveal any plot details concerning the new season, Bauer still gave Pam fans plenty to look forward to. She gushed:
“Every script I get I go, ‘Oh my god, that’s better than I thought it would be.’ And wardrobe fittings, ‘Oh my god, that’s better than I could have imagined.’”
When you see one of the show’s actors this excited about things to come, you can’t help but to feel some of that energy and excitement. Bauer also spoke about working with Alexander Skarsgård, the sexy Eric Northman, and if his increasing fame has changed him at all. She spoke of Skarsgård’s fame, saying:
“He’s the same guy…We’re buddies. But watch I’ll go watch the movies and then get starstruck all of a sudden.”
Good to hear that he is still the same down to earth guy.
Though Bauer didn’t give away any plot point from the upcoming season, in my opinion that’s a good thing. That way we can all be shocked by those OMG neck twisting sex moments we all love!
Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.
January 9, 2012
A Trip Back In Time For Pam?
Many True Blood fans love the show’s in depth flashbacks, and judging from recent casting calls Alan Ball may be gearing up to give fans a flashback we’ve all been anticipating for a long time during Season 5.
Ball is looking for two characters in particular. A non-threatening man in his 30s and a prostitute oddly named “Washcloth Helen.” Both of these characters will be introduced to fans during a flashback to a San Francisco brothel in 1905.
The significance in this may be in the date. According to author Charlaine Harris, this is the year that Pam became a vampire. In the novels her transformation takes place in London, not San Francisco, but this may just be one of the many changes Alan Ball has made to the series. I for one am glad to still have Lafayette around!
Of course there is always the possibility that this scene has nothing to do with Pam or how she was made into a vampire. Now that she’s all pretty again, I hope we get to see lots more of my favorite sassy vamp this upcoming season!
Source: Wetpaint.com – True Blood Season 5 Speculation: What Happens in the San Francisco 1905 Flashback?
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December 28, 2011
Pam Reveals Details of Premiere Episode
We’ve known for a little while now that the title of True Blood’s Season 5 premiere episode is “Turn, Turn, Turn.” According to Kristin Bauer van Straten, it’s rather poignant. On October 26, she told HollywoodLife.com that after she read the script twice, she thought:
Oh my god, [the title's] perfect! It’s so brilliant how each storyline, from where it left off at the end of last year, hits a major fork in the road that we’re launched into for the first episode of the new season. It’s very exciting. It left me wanting more so badly, and my only option was to read it again. These writers are really amazing.
She was, of course, tight-lipped about any juicy details, but when asked if there are any big changes for Pam, she laughed wickedly at the interviewer. I suppose that’s about as good a hint as any that watchers can expect from the cast.
With seemingly endless months to go until the premiere, what big changes do you want to see in the new season? Let us know your wish list in the comments section! Happy new year everyone!
Source: HollywoodLife.com - ‘True Blood’ Season 5 Scoop: Kristin Bauer Reveals ‘Major Fork In The Road’
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December 19, 2011
November Issue Features the Undead:
SFX magazine, a British, science fiction-based publication, displays some favorite True Blood actors on the cover of their November issue – Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård.
Among other expositions on the latest undead junctures, SFX celebrated the return of True Blood to UK airwaves with an article on the 20 things they love about the show and feature (in true British style) “civilized chats” with Moyer, Joe Manganiello and Kristin Bauer van Straten.
If anyone can find the article, let us know if it’s worth a gander in the comments section.
December 19, 2011
Gorgeous Necklace – ‘Care A Little More’:
The beautiful item not only looks amazing, but it has a very special Christmas message, one that can be carried through to the new year and beyond: ‘Care a Little More.’
It is a steal at only $148 and can be ordered here. Make sure you check it out. Let us know if you have bought this item (for yourself, or a loved one).
Source: Cadsawan – Care A Little More Necklace designed by Kristin Bauer van Straten
(Photo Credit: Cadsawan.com)
November 29, 2011
Season 3 Episode 12:
Pam discusses an encounter from the other side, but first explains her beliefs:
“I believe and I know so strongly that we are beings that live in bodies and bodies come and go, but you can’t kill a soul.”
Bauer then goes on to discuss her father and the role he played in her life as she was growing up, as well as the devastation of discovering that her father had cancer and his subsequent death.
She then proceeds to discuss her life after the death of her father and how she managed to purchase a house that belonged to actor John Wayne and his wife.
Make sure you check out the whole video for her ghostly encounter in that house!
Source: YouTube - Kristin Bauer – Celebrity Ghost Stories S03 EP12
November 23, 2011
Fundraiser Launch in Collaboration with Stephen Moyer & Kristin Bauer van Straten:
Actor Stephen Moyer and actress Kristin Bauer van Straten, stars of the HBO hit series True Blood created by Alan Ball, have lent their names to HoneyLove.org in an effort to raise funds for the honeybees! In fact, Kristin just posted on her facebook about the fundraiser! http://www.facebook.com/PamfromTrueBlood?ref=ts
HoneyLove is a non-profit organization that plays a vital role in protecting the urban honeybee and inspiring and educating new urban beekeepers.
The items being auctioned on eBay are:
True Blood film reel canister signed by Stephen Moyer and Kristin Bauer Van Straten
Framed Rolling Stone Magazine with three True Blood stars on the cover (Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Moyer). Item signed by Stephen Moyer.
Framed Yellow honeybee tie signed by Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pam Swynford De Beaufort) with quote saying “The World Needs More Beekeepers!” as said by Bill Compton in Season 4 of True Blood to Pam Swynford De Beaufort.
Framed Yellow honeybee tie signed by Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton)
For more info and photos please visit the following pages:
Many thanks to Chelsea McFarland of HoneyLove.org for sending us this press release!
October 31, 2011
How Pam’s Zombie Look Was Achieved:
Special FX Producer, Dan Rebert, gave us a little behind-the-scenes look at how HBO’s True Blood’s Pam de Beaufort’s decomposing/zombie look was created. Five stages were used throughout the whole process.
The first stage is composed of three tiny stages of make-up. Subtle pieces of make-up began the transformation and a visual effects reveal acted as a catalyst to continue the disfiguration. The second stage is composed of a face peel, where the skin on Pam’s face can be ripped off. A nose piece and dental piece were created as well. The third stage ignited Pam’s healing. The fourth stage signals Pam’s skin renewal, also known as what she looks like after the surgical wrap and face peel mask have been completely removed. The fifth and final stage is the tattoos that show the muscles and veins as Pam is healing.
“The stuff we did on Pam was probably some of my favorite stuff we’ve done for True Blood…actually [Kristin Bauer] told me that running in heels in the woods was way worse than wearing any of the make-up.”
Hey Truebies, to get a great visual image of the transformation, check out the video!
Source Credit: HBO – The 5 Stages of Rotting Pam
Photo: Kristin Bauer van Straten
October 26, 2011
A Petition to Protect All Chimpanzees:
Truebies, Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam de Beaufort) has a new cause. She has started a petition to save the chimpanzee. The petition on change.org. is to get the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to protect all chimps. Chimps have been recognized as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1990, but only wild chimps are protected. She wants the chimps in captivity saved under the same Endangered Species Act (ESA). She explains:
“I’ve been working with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to speak out against chimpanzee experiments in the United States. We now have an opportunity to protect all chimpanzees in captivity in the U.S.”
In order to make a difference, the petition needs 5,000 signatures. There are currently less than 4,000. Signing up on change.org is quick and painless. You can get more information and sign the petition via the source link below. Let us know if you’ll be signing it and supporting this important cause by leaving a comment.
October 23, 2011
Sink Your Teeth into the Real Pam de Beaufort:
Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays the cold-hearted and ferocious vampire Pam de Beaufort on HBO’s True Blood, loves playing Bon Temps’ biggest and baddest bitch. Bauer, who was not familiar with the show before she got the role, still gets recognized as Jerry’s girlfriend from the hit TV show Seinfeld.
On how her life has changed since True Blood started airing:
“Well, I now have to shower and wear some makeup to go to Starbucks. I have to borrow a little from Pam — be a tad more vain, as I could never say, “no” to a fan wanting a photo because I’m not wearing mascara. And I get asked my thoughts on things and I have lots to say about rights and free will, especially regarding animals, as they are truly innocent and voiceless.”
On her favorite True Blood character(s) to mingle with:
“I am very partial to my maker, Eric [played by Alexander Skarsgård]. But I also have gotten to threaten Lafayette, flirt with Sookie, scowl at Bill, try to kill Tara a few times, ignore Ginger‘s screams, check out Jason and give horrible advice to Jessica.”
So how does she do Pam so well? The actress says she tries to be as dry and sarcastic as possible, but she credits her work environment for most of her success. She says that after spending up to five hours in hair, makeup and costume, then walking onto True Blood’s beautiful sets with its wonderful actors, that it just all comes together — Pam is born.
Truebies, don’t we all love Pam? What’s your favorite thing about her? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Source Credit: Sun-Sentinel
Photo Credit: HBO