R.I.P to True Blood’s Nora Gainesborough
July 31, 2013 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Is Nora’s Death a Catalyst for Eric’s Revenge?
So last week in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 6 we lost Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) and Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). This week, in Episode 7, entitled In the Evening, it’s Nora Gainesborough’s (Lucy Griffiths) turn. While fans were expecting it after she was injected in the previous episode with Hepatitis V, it was still sad. Not to mention the fact that her sibling’s response (Eric Northman, played brilliantly by Alexander Skarsgard) tore at our heartstrings.
But will this be Eric’s incentive for revenge? Will we see a return to the brutal Viking we know and love? And how do you even begin to shoot a scene where the dying vampire dissolves into a puddle of goo? Well, Lucy Griffiths can answer that last question one for you:
I had to have a tube next to my head and they had to pump all the blood through it, to make it look like I was melting, before they added the CGI. So I was covered in blood, covered head to toe, and it was so cold. It feels quite strange! The vein effects right before that were part transfers and make-up and post-production.
While this scene was tricky to perform, it was the flashback scenes that felt the strangest to Griffiths. She likened it to being on the set of a completely different show.
Now that Nora has died, there is also that pesky little fact that no one knows about the apparent incorrect interpretation of the Vampire Bible. Is this a dead end story line, or could the true meaning be revealed later on in the season? Only time will tell – and that time is quickly running out with the True Blood Season 6 finale fast approaching!
You can read the full interview with Lucy Griffiths by Vulture by clicking here.
Were you sad to see Nora die in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 7? Who do you think will die next? Let us know your views in the comments below!
Source: Vulture – True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths on Nora’s Hepatitis V and Her Emotional Moment with Eric
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Rachel Tsoumbakos)