Rutina Wesley Dishes Out A Helping Of Spoilers

August 16, 2009 by  

rutina-wesley-4Rutina Wesley recently spoke with the New York Posts’s “Pop Wrap” about her character, Tara Thornton, on the HBO hit show True Blood. While the vampires are all focused on action in Shreveport and Dallas, things in Bon Temps are heating up for Tara. Stuck in the web that has been woven by Maryann, Tara has some real fighting to do.

Happily, Rutina says that the Hunter’s souffle prepared by Mayann actually contained no heart, only tomatoes, other vegetables and meat (I’ll admit I was totally grossed out during that scene). Rutina goes on to compliment her love interest Mechad Brooks (who plays Eggs). She says she has lost count of his ab muscles and jokes that the producers were serious when they told her they’d found the perfect match for her character.

When Pop Wrap asked her why she thought the show’s ratings improve with each episode, Rutina answered:

Rutina: People have latched on to the show in a very amazing way and I think it’s because this season, the story grabs you right away. If you blink, you’re going to miss a lot. Plus, we all have our own storylines this year and it’s much more interesting when you’ve got, like, 25 character floating around. Plus, Anna [Paquin], Ryan [Kwanten], Stephen [Moyer] and I are so into our roles now, we found our beat with these people, so we’re a lot more comfortable.

She notes that the black contacts everyone wears during the orgy scenes were uncomfortable at first, but much better now. She acknowledged the whole crew had a pep talk before filming the orgy scene(s).

We had a big talk about respecting each other because there were about 50 naked people on the set. It’s a very vulnerable situation, so there was no other option than for us to come together. Granted it was freezing when we shot those scenes, because it was like 4 a.m., which made it harder because there’s no shivering in Louisiana!

Rutina also lets us in on a few spoilers for the rest of this season! Ready for some revelations?

  • Maryann’s chaos is only just beginning – there is much more to her character
  • This week’s episode is where the violence begins
  • The season ends with an even bigger cliffhanger than last season (OH MY GOSH I am on edge about that!!)
  • Tara loses more of herself to Maryann

WOW!!! I can’t wait to see where this is all going – can you? I think Rutina does an amazing job of playing Tara. She’s sharp-tongued, has a wicked sense of humor, and out of Maryann’s clutches she is quite self assured (as long as she isn’t dealing with Lettie Mae).  I’m bracing myself for an explosive season from here on out!!

Source: Pop Wrap

Photo Credit: HBO Inc.