True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten Reviews Pam’s Experiences from Season Five

May 27, 2013

Pam’s Journey Will Evolve in Season Six:

Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam in HBO's True Blood

From the very early episodes of True Blood, Kristin Bauer van Straten‘s sassy, pink-clad portrayal of vampire Pam has entertained all True Blood fans alike with her signature style and killer quips.

However, after diving into Pam’s past and revealing her origin with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), fans got to see a whole different side of her character.

Bauer van Straten’s excitement was right alongside with the fans as she learned about the material for Season five:

“It was such a good Pam year. I waited so long for that backstory — just to know what it was and see what it looked like and once it arrived on paper, I thought it was just so perfect… Everything about it explained Pam to me in a new way and that was my favorite part.”

Not only was her past revealed, but a paramount part affecting her future also occurred: the turning of Tara (Rutina Wesley). Bauer van Straten recognizes the similarities between the two after she found out the storyline. And while there were moments when van Straten was disgruntled with Pam and her treatment of Tara, by the end of the season, it was apparent that Pam was reacting to the fact that her maker was missing. This then paved the way for Pam being open with her affections towards Tara, her only progeny.

And after all the tension we fans saw came the moment of truth: the kiss!

Baur van Straten recalled talking to Rutina Wesley when she saw the kiss in the script. Both actors knew that it was important to get this moment right and there was much debate over how this kiss would occur. Kristin also hints at the fact that there will be more to this storyline in Season 6 with the comment:

“In season six, we do get another piece of the puzzle, and we’re very excited to share that with fans.”

So what will happen between Pam and Tara in Season six? Bauer van Straten teases:

“In typical True Blood fashion, just when you think the sh*t has hit the fan as much as it could, some more sh*t hits the fan. The characters are developing their relationships under fire, and that’s great fun for us actor and it keeps the pace up on all the situations. Everything from last year continues but there is some added heat this year.”

The actress is excited to discuss the upcoming season and how fans will react. Each scene conjures up nerves as well as excitement when she remembers back over what is already filmed for Season 6, and it is because of this that she can only effectively judge scenes in which she does not appear. She will also be eager to see how all the filming comes together when she views the final cut.

We cetainly can’t wait to see what season six will bring Pam!

Source: – ‘True Blood’ Star Reflects on Pam’s Best Season

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VIDEO: Joe Manganiello Discusses Season 4 with MTV

August 5, 2010

When MTV caught up with Joe Manganiello and Kristen Bauer at Comic-Con where they were hoping for some big-time True Blood spoilers. Not quite. Both Joe and Kristen comment on the craziness that will come at the end of season 3. Joe does go on to talk about Alcide‘s storyline in Charlaine Harris‘s novels which is a little spoilerish. Whether Alan Ball will choose to stick to that path, we don’t know yet. But it could make it interesting. Check out the entire interview below!

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Australia To Host “True Blood” At Hub Convention

February 21, 2010

Hub Productions announced its True Blood Convention, scheduled for Sept. 25, 2010, in Sydney and Sept. 26, 2010, in Melbourne.  Among the guests will be Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse book series on which Alan Ball‘s “True Blood” television series on HBO is based.  Also to be in attendance are “True Blood” cast members Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristen Bauer (vampire Pam) and John Billingsley (coroner Mike Spencer).  More guests are scheduled to be announced.

Attendees of the convention will have the opportunity to see the True Blood cast members on stage from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Along with Q&A sessions, a few stories and anecdotes will be shared with the audience and time will be allotted to meet the guests for photos and autographs.

Throughout the day there will be other activities such as auctions and raffle giveaways, with auction proceeds going to charity. Vendors will sell merchandise and rare collectibles.  Here is the schedule at a Hub Convention:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
  • 9:15 a.m.  – Professional Photos
  • 11:00 a.m.  – Question & Answer Session 1
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch (not provided)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Question & Answer Session 2
  • 1:30 p.m. – Event (such as an auction)
  • 1:45 p.m. – Question & Answer Session 3
  • 2:45 p.m. – Autographs
  • 5 p.m./6 p.m. – Close event

Seating for the convention is pre-assigned, based on the level of ticket purchased and the date of purchase.  Tokens may be purchased for the professional photo sessions, which means you get to pose with your favorite guest.  There will be an extra fee for autographed photos. Photos will be available the same day. Tokens may also be purchased for autographs.

The closing event is a farewell wrap-up, which may or may not include the guests.

“The Hub Productions is a small company out of Sydney, Australia, that strives to provide opportunities for fans to meet the actors, artists and behind-the-scenes stars who contribute to the TV shows, movies and comics that we all so love and adore.”

While the venues in Sydney and Melbourne are not yet disclosed, the pricing (in Australian dollars) is posted.  Add an additional $5.95 to all ticket prices for postage.

  • Day Ticket – $100
  • VIP Day Ticket*- $600
  • Platinum Day Ticket* – $950
  • Professional Photograph – $40
  • Autograph – $30

*VIP and Platinum tickets include evening functions with the guests, front row seating and other entitlements.

To read the convention etiquette page, purchase tickets, enter a chance to win a full set of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (signed by Charlaine Harris) and get the latest updates, visit


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True Blood Cast Attend HBO’s Hung Premiere

June 26, 2009

On June 24,  some True Blood cast members attended the L.A. Premiere of the HBO’s ‘Hung’Kristen Bauer, Michael McMillian, Mariana Klaveno, Adina Porter and Tara Buck attended the premiere.


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Kristen Bauer

Kristen Bauer


Mariana Klaveno


Adina Porter


Tara Buck

The premiere of Hung starring Thomas Jane airs on June 28th. Watch the Trailer of Hung.

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