Kristin Bauer van Straten Chats About Her Wardrobe on True Blood

August 10, 2010 by  

Season 3 of True Blood has been fast paced and exciting with lots of twists and turns.  Fans of the show were very happy when Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays Eric‘s second in command Pam, was bumped up to a series regular this season. Kristin talked with about some of the things we can expect to see the rest of the season, Pam‘s wardrobe, and “man hands”.

In the interview Kristin reveals that we will see a lot more of Eric and Pam‘s relationship and more of their history will be revealed. When things hit the fan for Eric, Pam will go to great lengths to save him.  One downside for Kristin to the outfits that Pam wears is maintaining the body to look good in those outfits.  In order to achieve that kind of body it takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice.  Kristin says that she started going to ab classes more regularly once she went to her first wardrobe fitting.  She says that she does not work out with other cast mates ,but she asks around to find out what each person’s routine is so she can get new ideas.  After a wardrobe fitting she tends to hit the gym even harder so she looks her best in her outfits. She tells Popeater:

“The other day I realized as long as I’m in this business, I’m going to be hungry.  The camera really does add 10 pounds. I’m trying to stay under the weight I want to look like on TV.  It’s a good incentive to stay slim and is probably adding years to my life.”

Kristin married Abri van Straten last year and says that married life is going well.  As most couples know marriage takes a lot of work and she says that even though her schedule is crazy she keeps things exciting and fresh.  When asked if they plan to have children soon, Kristin replied:

“I had this crazy, busy life before I even met Abri, became a series regular on ‘True Blood’ and got more involved with environmental work.  When I added those three things, my life got extra hectic.  My husband and I are still getting to know each other, so adding kids right now — especially with Pam and that wardrobe — wouldn’t work. I’d love to learn how to juggle it all.  Maybe in a few years, we might move into that area.”

Finally, as many fans may know, Kristin appeared on an episode of Seinfeld many years ago.  So how does she feel about being known as the woman with “man hands”?

“It is so awesome. It was a wonderful show, and one of the most hysterical concepts I’ve ever heard. It was so fun working with Jerry [Seinfeld] … and for the record, I don’t have man hands.”


Photo Credit: HBO Inc.