Anna Camp on Being True Blood’s Sarah Newlin

September 1, 2014

Sarah Got What She Deserved According to Anna Camp:

true-blood-season-7-episode-10-sarah-ericSarah Newlin (played by Anna Camp) was one of those characters truebies seriously loved to hate. Many fans wanted to see her die a hideous death in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood – Anna Camp included! Surprisingly though, Sarah survived the series, something Anna never expected after all the atrocities she inflicted on the vampires at vamp camp in Season 6.

Considering Sarah Newlin was the kind of person who followed many different belief systems and managed to convince herself she was being righteous rather than sadistic was being a blood donor slave a fate worse than death? Or did she deserve redemption? Anna weighs in on this:

It’s hard to say. Living in the character, I justified everything she did. It’s hard to say when you’re playing someone like that. I mean, yes, I did try to kill all of them in Season 6, so technically I deserved punishment …She was convicted in what she was believing in at the moment. I don’t know if consciously she was trying to get out of trouble when she turned into a Buddhist – but I think she truly, truly believed that she was. On some subconscious level, it’s a way of exonerating herself from all of the guilt that she felt. She’s just this complete narcissist …it’s basically her world and she’s living in it and that’s OK.

While Sarah ended up a captive at the end, there were many scenes during Season 7 that were very demanding physically on the actress. For the scene involving Sarah being thrown around by Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Anna had to wear a harness:

We spent three days shooting those scenes and when I saw it in the episode, they cut so much from what we shot. It’s really fascinating. I was exhausted shooting those things at like four in the morning, because they’re all night shoots …It’s definitely not the most comfortable thing. It feels like you have a permanent wedgie for two hours. Even when you’re out of it, it still feels like it’s there.

However, according to Anna, the hardest scene to shoot was actually Sarah’s last scene in the True Blood finale. She had to hold her arms up for so long that she lost the feeling in them!

What do you think about Sarah Newlin surviving True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Wall Street Journal Speakeasy – Anna Camp on the Final Days of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2?

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True Blood Season 7: Get Ready For a Southern-Off Between Pam & Sarah

August 6, 2014

Anna Camp Tells Fans to Prepare For Battle – Southern-Style:

Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) are set for a Southern-off in HBO's True Blood Season 7With the net quickly closing in on Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), it appears Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) may have their hands firmly on Sarah in Sunday’s upcoming Episode of HBO’s True Blood. But don’t expect Sarah to go down without a fight in Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) – even if she is claiming to be the Messiah. It seems there will be an old-style battle of the Southern wits before Sarah possibly meets her maker. According to Anna Camp, Sarah and Pam will have a run in some time soon:

Pam hates my guts, and she is definitely not holding any of that back. She is one of the actresses that I have always wanted to have scenes with on this show. You see these two Southern belles who are pretty girly, and we have some great one-liners. There’s a handful of scenes that I’m really excited about seeing because she’s awesome to work with.

Who can’t wait for this clash? But will Sarah finally meet with a grisly end after a Hep-V antidote is synthesized? No one is spilling the beans on that Season 7 secret, but it does look likely with Anna Camp having said Sarah ‘definitely deserves to die‘ in several interviews.

What do you think will happen to Sarah in upcoming episodes of True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: TV Guide – True Blood Postmortem: Anna Camp Breaks Down Big Twist, Talks Sarah’s Future

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin Bumps Into [SPOILER]

July 20, 2014

Find Out Who Sarah Newlin Will Meet Up With Unexpectedly in Season 7:

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) gets a new religion and a new haircolour in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, the return of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was met with mixed emotions. Some were glad to see this regular True Blood baddie return for Season 7, while others just wanted her dead already!

Regardless of your stance on Sarah Newlin, Anna Camp told TVLine there will be an unexpected encounter with her ex flame/nemesis, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) coming up soon:

It’s not in a way that you would expect. It actually can be pretty funny and pretty sad. It’s very unexpected the way that I end up interacting with Jason this time around.

As for how that scene will eventuate, Anna Camp doesn’t elaborate, but she had the following to say about her story line involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hunting her down:

She’s got Pam and Eric hunting her basically and the Yakuza…this season is all about survival. We’re going to see what it’s really like when she’s pushed to the end of her rope.

Or, perhaps when she’s pushed to the edge of her stiletto? When asked about whether there will be another crazy death scene like the one where she kills a woman using nothing but her shoe in Season 6, Anna told E!Online:

No! [Laughs.] This season, Sarah’s gone Buddhist. I think she’s left all of high heels in Texas… Maybe, we’ll see what happens if [Eric, Pam and Sarah] cross paths. I can’t say too much, but there will be some really fun scenes that hopefully people will be on the edge of their seats about.

How do you think Sarah Newlin’s story line will conclude in HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: TVLine – True Blood’s Anna Camp on Sarah’s ‘Unexpected’ Reunion With [Spoiler]

E!Online – Will Sarah Newlin Commit Another Stiletto Murder on True Blood?! Anna Camp Dishes on “Fun” Ahead

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin – Crazy AND a Brunette!

July 11, 2014

Anna Camp Discusses Her Upcoming Role in True Blood’s Final Season:

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 (entitled 'Fire in the Hole')Fans of the recurring baddie we love to hate, Sarah Newlin, all squealed in excitement at her anticipated return in Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7. However, her return heralded a new hair color for the usually perky – albeit crazy – blonde.

Anna Camp, the actress who portrays Sarah Newlin, discusses being a brunette in the final season of True Blood:

It’s actually a really well made wig, and I adore it. I’m naturally a brunette, so it’s been awesome—no pun intended—to go back to my roots. I walk by a mirror and don’t realize it’s me. I think it’s such a sexy hair color, and I’ve actually thought about going for it in real life.

Besides the obvious changes, what else is in store for Sarah in Season 7? Anna had this to tease about her character:

For Sarah, this season is about survival. She’s definitely on the run because Pam and Eric are hunting her down. She’s left her high heels behind and exchanged her business suits for yoga pants. She’s on the brink of going insane, so it will be an exciting season.

Do you think Sarah Newlin will survive Season 7 of True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Allure – Anna Camp Talks Beauty, Blood, and Her Infamous Pitch Perfect Scene

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin to Return in Episode 3

July 3, 2014

Sarah Newlin Will Also Bring Her Family Along!

Anna Camp stars as vicious Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 6In HBO’s True Blood Season 6, it seems that the person everyone loved to hate the most was Steve Newlin’s (Michael McMillian) crazy ex-wife, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). We saw her nearly lose her life at the hand of her ex-lover, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), but, after showing her some remorse, she lived to fight another battle. And it appears this battle will commence in Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole) of True Blood Season 7.

TVLine spilled the beans earlier this week with the following information:

My favorite vampire exterminator is back in this week’s episode. And as we told you back in February, the show will be introducing us to Sarah’s Texas socialite parents and angry, bitter, gothed-out sister at some point this season (perhaps as early as Sunday).

So we get a two for the price of one deal it seems, with Sarah and her sister making appearances in this, the final season of True Blood.

Do you think Sarah Newlin will live or die? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, The Killing, True Blood, Supernatural, Elementary, Haven and More!

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True Blood’s Sarah Newlin: Villain, Crazy or Prophet of God in Season 7?

September 2, 2013

Anna Camp Talks About Being Sarah Newlin:

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7Fans of HBO’s True Blood found the emergence of an unexpected villain in Season 7. While Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) was instantly recognizable as the bad guy, it was the return of Steve Newlin’s (Michael McMillian) wife, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) that turned out to be the true villain of True Blood Season 7.

Apparently it was a surprise to Anna Camp also!

I had no idea at first. Each script I got was a bigger and bigger surprise. Sarah always wanted to be the brains behind everything; the woman behind the man. She takes over so unexpectedly, and I don’t know if she was qualified. She thinks she’s cool under pressure, but I don’t think she was prepared to get all that power. She wanted to be Truman’s wife, have a family with him and get into politics and write more books…I don’t know if she was ready to walk down the halls of vamp camp.

Camp also thinks that Sarah Newlin may be very close to slipping over the edge from bad guy and into the realms of crazy. Now that the previous reverend’s wife is a killer, things are beginning to slide downhill for Newlin. Her whole venture into ‘doing God’s work’ is now running the fine line between that and pure insanity. Each thing she does seems to create a new dilemma that makes the last deviation from good seem like a walk in the park compared to the task now at hand.

So How Far Will Sarah Newlin go in True Blood Season 7?

According to Anna Camp, Sarah Newlin is now on a mission to finish what she started. Her hate for vampires has stemmed from the fact that her missing sister was addicted to V. Now, with the dismantlement of vamp camp, Newlin will probably be holed up somewhere, scheming her next plan of attack. And thanking God for making Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) set her free to continue following what she considers the righteous path.

Camp expands on this during an interview with HBO:

She knows what she’s done – I don’t know if anyone ever deserves to die, but she’s certainly been asking for it. But again, to her it’s just another sign from God that she’s doing the right thing. It’s just more fuel to her fire: “I am right. I am God’s tool. He’s speaking through me.” It’s another notch in her belt of craziness… I see her turning into a weird zombie of a woman. I think being sent away will make her more powerful in a sense. She’ll shut down and become a robot for God.

And what does Anna camp think would happen to Sarah Newlin if she was turned into a vampire like her husband?

Getting turned vampire would be the cruelest punishment for her – it’s everything she abhors. I believe if she were turned, she’d commit suicide. She’d crawl to the top of a church and have the whole town there or something. And while she’s frying, scream, “Death to all vampires!” Getting turned and living forever would mean that they won. Taking that away from them, even if it meant killing herself, would be a win for the humans.

So, how far do you think Sarah Newlin will go in True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: HBO – Interview with Anna Camp

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True Blood’s Anna Camp Talks About Crazy Sarah Newlin…

August 12, 2013

…And How She Ended Up at the ER in Full Costume:

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) talks to a beheaded Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) in HBO's True Blood Season 6 Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'True Blood fans have seen it all now, when in Episode 7 Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) picked up the severed head of her lover Gov. Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard), and kissed it. In her lovely southern drawl, she exclaimed:

“I had no idea, actually that I was gonna kiss the head, it just sort of happened. If I get an impulse that’s like creepy, I’m like ‘why not’? They can always tell me not to do it. But better to be pulled back than pushed forward, you know?”

She stated that the special effects department got it so right; the severed head looked so much like Arliss Howard… everybody on set was like “Whoa! I can’t believe you kissed that!”

Her biggest crazy so far went to air last Sunday night though in Episode 8 of True Blood Season 6, which landed her in the ER with a minor injury for the stunt she did for that episode. Shot over 3 days, the scene is one which is violent and graphic and certainly one that took a lot of stamina for actress Anna Camp.

In other roles Anna has played crazy, but she says that this season, this time round on True Blood

“I’ve had some of the best lines I’ll probably ever have on television!”

Make sure you check out the full radio interview by clicking here.

Source : InsideTV Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’: Anna Camp says Sarah Newlin’s craziest scene airs Sunday (and sent her to the ER)

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Sookie Stackhouse Was Nearly Played by True Blood’s Anna Camp!

August 12, 2013

Could You Imagine Sarah Newlin as Sookie?

Anna Camp stars as vicious Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 6While Anna Camp is thoroughly enjoying the return of her character, Sarah Newlin, to HBO’s True Blood Season 6, it seems she very nearly made it to the True Blood big time: Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin).

With her big hair, southern hospitality and an aversion to vampires, Sarah has turned out to be the villain Truebies just love to hate. It’s a challenge she thoroughly enjoys too.

When you have the mean girl, you can’t just hate her. You’ve got to love to hate her. There’s a certain line you have to walk to play the mean girl. You obviously can’t be in on the joke, but you have to commit to it.

While Camp enjoys playing the nasty characters, True Blood’s first showrunner, Alan Ball, had a different idea. Originally, he had Anna Camp try out for the role of Sookie Stackhouse! It seems that Anna wasn’t so sure she’d fit the part. And once she saw Anna Paquin trying out for the role, she knew it wasn’t going to come to pass:

We passed each other in the hallway, and I was like, ‘Oh, Anna Paquin. She’s totally going to get this.’

While Anna Camp may have missed a golden opportunity at a long time role on True Blood, fans sure a happy with her portrayal of Sarah Newlin. While Sarah is the villain we all love to hate, it has come down entirely to the brilliant portrayal of the character by Anna Camp.

Do you think Anna Camp would make a better Sookie Stackhouse? Or, alternatively, could you imagine Anna Paquin as Sarah Newlin? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: NYPost.com – ‘True Blood’ actress reveals why she likes playing the bad girl and why she’d consider a career in rap

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TrueBloodNet.com Ticket Winner Reports on Anna Camp’s Play, “All New People”!

August 4, 2011

Contest Winner Enjoys “All New People”:

Anna Camp, True Blood’s Sarah Newlin with Rina

TrueBloodNet.com recently had a contest for tickets to Anna Camp‘s new play, All New People. Thanks to 2econd Stage Theatre for providing the tickets. The play is only running for one more week! If you want to go see All New People check our article HERE for how to save $15-$30 per ticket!
Anna Camp is the talented actress who played the beautiful vixen Sarah Newlin, wife of The Fellowship of the Sun‘s leader Steve Newlin.  Our ticket winner Rina sent us this lovely thanks and review of the show. That’s her in the photos with Anna and the play lead, Justin Bartha.

 

 Thank you again for the ticket to All New People! I went last night and really enjoyed the show. The show is a dark comedy which brings together a motley crew of characters. It opens with an attempted suicide by the main character played by Justin Bartha, and then quickly transitions into a situation comedy with clever one liners by the arrival of characters played by the chatty Krystin Ritter, cocky and witty David Wilson Barnes, and ditzy and upbeat Anna Camp. As the play deepens, we learn the backstory for each character. By the end of the play we learn that the moral of the story is that we all need friends to get us through life’s hard times. I really enjoyed Anna Camp’s performance. I thought she played the part of a “sexy ditz” so well and it really made me miss her performance on True Blood. I got to meet her after the show and asked her if the Newlins would be returning any time soon. She coyly answered that “there is talk of it.”

You’re very welcome Rina. It sounds like a great play, and looks like everyone had a wonderful time! TrueBloodNet.com is happy to be able to pass on these kinds of prizes and savings to our loyal readers. Thanks again to 2econd Stage Theatre, Justin Bartha and Anna Camp for making the event memorable.

Justin Bartha with Rina

 Photo Credit: Rina Z. Karon

Contribution Credit: Rina Z. Karon

Thanks to: www.2ST.com

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True Blood’s Anna Camp to Star in New Film ‘The Help’

May 10, 2011

Anna Camp to be Featured in ‘The Help’:

True Blood's Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin)Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) of True Blood will be starring in the upcoming film The Help based on the bestselling novel of the same name.  She plays Jolene French, friend of the main character Skeeter (Emma Stone). The story is based during the civil right era in Jackson, Mississippi.

As part of her first writing assignment, Skeeter decides to interview ‘the help’: African American women who raise white children, and to tell their story from their point of view. However:

“Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk.”

The film is set to be released August 12, 2011, so look for it in your local theaters.

Sources: Browzz, IMDB, Youtube

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