EJ Scott Interviews True Blood’s Karolina Wydra

August 20, 2014

It’s Karolina’s Turn on EJ Scott’s Podcast:

EJPODCASTEJ Scott (who is the boyfriend of True Blood vampire Jessica Hamby) has been running a series of podcasts during Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood. You can check out all his other True Blood interviewee’s by clicking here and here. But, for now, we can add Karolina Wydra (who played vampire Violet) to the list!

Clicking on the image below will take you directly to EJ’s website where you can hear Karolina discuss:

  • her life in Poland before she moved to the Ocean County in California
  • her parents divorce
  • her fathers new marriage to a woman much younger
  • her mothers accident that sent her back to Poland
  • the transition from moving to a new country without knowing the language,
  • being a loner
  • her brief encounters with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams
  • meeting her current boyfriend and being in a long distance relationship
  • almost retiring from acting before her True Blood audition
  • being a sexual person
  • her attraction to Zach Galifianakis
  • shooting the sci-fi thriller Europa Report
  • being friends with director Michel Gondry
  • doing a commercial with George Clooney
  • the first day of work on True Blood
  • they talk in depth about her character Violet
  • working with Ryan Kwanten
  • sex scenes
  • being on Justified
  • working with Hugh Laurie on House
  • working with Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • meeting Jack Black
  • getting in a car accident that left one of her eyes damaged
  • and so much more!!!

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Source: EJ Scott – Podcast Interviews

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True Blood’s Violet Talks Sex Dungeons & Slumming With Jason

August 12, 2014

Violet is Trying to be a Part of Jason’s World’:

Karolina Wydra stars as Violet Muzurski in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')For many fans of HBO’s True Blood, Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) was a welcome relief. When Jason Stackhouse’s (Ryan Kwanten) possessive girlfriend, 800 year old vampire Violet Mazurski, bit the dust, there was much applauding and cheering. Not only did this mean Jason was free from her barbaric clutches, but Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Adilyn Bellefleur (Bailey Noble) and Wade Cleary (Noah Matthews) were also safe.

But what of Violet? Was she really as scary as many fans made out? Or was she merely misunderstood? After all, a lot can change in the world after 800 years. According to the actress who played Violet, Karolina Wydra, she was very misunderstood:

Violet is not evil—I think the whole thing with this season is Violet is trying to fit into Jason’s world, and she’s so wrong in that world. You see her make such mistakes even though she’s trying to be helpful. Like when Alcide (Joe Manganiello) dies and she tells Sookie (Anna Paquin) she’s lost hundreds of boyfriends, it’s so wrong what’s coming out of her mouth, but she’s trying. She’s trying to fit into this world. You see it when you finally see her house there in episode eight, her speech about where she comes from, and you realize she’s been with the most powerful men in history, and now she’s with a regular dude. She’s trying something different, she’s trying to walk away from what she knows, but she’s too worldly and been around for too long.

While Violet seems to be out of her depth in the world she now lives in, she ended up choosing a boyfriend, who, ultimately, is out of his depth just working out whether Santa is a supernatural creature or not. For Violet, who could have bought any man in power to his knees, being with Jason Stackhouse was sort of like slumming it:

She’s lived a long time and has had many powerful men over the years, and she’d normally never go for someone like Jason. She’s been with princes, aristocratic people — the most powerful men in the world. She’s trying something new with Jason… You see how she lives in the last few episodes. You see her house and her décor and you get an idea of the kind of woman that she is. Violet is trying to be a part of Jason’s world, and she so doesn’t fit into that world. What I love about their relationship is that they’re such an odd couple but there’s still a connection — there’s something there.

Because of her age as a vampire and her aggressive nature, there would be no walking away from Violet for Jason, so, in the end, one would have to die. Karolina was a bit disappointed she was the one to die – and at the hands of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), no less – but, at the end of the day, it was an epic death and one worthy of her character.

Before her death, she introduced a couple of young teenagers to her audacious house and sex dungeon. Karolina was most impressed – too impressed possibly – by the house and contents. The house, among other things, was once a safe haven for pregnant teens, an irony not lost on Karolina. But the sex dungeon was a whole other thing. Karolina had a ball helping find sex toys and torture devices for it:

Kate [Barnow] actually asked me what kind of torture devices we should get, so I went online and looked for Polish torture devices. It was so fun! The chair that Noah is in, normally, you would sit on these pointy, metallic things that would break into your skin. The torture devices in those days were just brutal.

Even though Karolina had fun researching this, how was she inspired to get into character?

I do visual collages that help me maintain the deep core of what’s going on with her, and I [visualized] an animal for her. She’s a black panther—the way they move, their eyes, and how they take their time with stuff. They’re very protective of their families, their little ones, and they’re nocturnal. The collages have to do with images of inspiration of who she would have been in the past, actresses that bring out her sexuality. There are many different things, images that I see that are like, that’s so Violet. Sophia Loren—her sexuality is very luscious, and with a lot of the makeup I’d ask for a cat-eye eyeliner—or a panther would be on there, and old Catholic symbolism. I had Anna Magnani. If you ever watch her work, when she got passionate, she was very passionate. She had a lot of intensity when she performed.

You can read more on this fascinating character and the woman who portrayed her on HBO’s True Blood by clicking here and here.

Sources: TrueToTheEnd.com – Karolina Wydra on Polish Torture Expertise and Playing Sex Dungeon Vanna White

The Hollywood Reporter – The actress tells THR this Sunday’s episode was a “shock”

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New Role to Be Cast for Season 6 (and Beyond) of True Blood

March 27, 2013

She’s Sexy, She’s a Vampire, and Her Name is Violet:

Karolina Wydra stars as Violet in Season 6 of HBO's True BloodMore characters are being cast for HBO’s True Blood every day. Season 6 is looking to burst at the seams, that’s for sure!

The newest cast member will be Karolina Wydra. Fans of House may remember her as Dominika, House’s bride of convenience. According to TV Line,  Wydra will be playing the role of Violet. Spoiler TV have described this character as such:

A sexy, dangerous vampire named Violet will be part of a love triangle in seasons 6 & 7.

They also speculate this triangle may involve Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and the new vampire, Wes. It is also said that the character of Violet is possibly dangerous enough to rival the likes of Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

I guess only time will tell.

What are your predictions for this character in Season 6 of True Blood? Let us know in the comments below.

Sources: TV Line – True Blood Exclusive: House Actress Joins Season 6 Cast as Badass Vamp

Spoiler TV – True Blood – Season 6 & 7 – New character being cast

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