Trammell on Merlotte: Sam’s Season 5 on True Blood

September 12, 2012 by  

The Actor Talks About “Super” Hate-Crimes and Copious Nudity

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodNoting that Sam Merlotte is probably leading the cast in number of nude scenes, Details‘ writer Mike Ayers joked with Sam Trammell at the beginning of August about the season’s biggest events, Trammell’s childhood in Appalachia and the South, and being a shifter.

This season, viewers were given a simultaneous visual feast on Trammell’s acting chops and hindquarters.  His character has shifted  *wink* from a major softy to man-on-a-mission against shifter-haters.  He reminds us,

[Sam’s] two friends who were shape-shifters got shot. Then he got shot. Then Luna got shot. You get mad when you get shot. I say they shot us because of who we are, a hate crime, pretty much—at least to Sam. You can see the good ol’ boys that were doing it, that it wasn’t random, that it was specifically because of who I am.

These life-mirrors are what make True Blood so riveting, in my opinion.  The reality of  public ignorance is made apparent through fantastic(al) metaphor. Pure genius. And we get some man-butt (which Trammell jokingly has said to have “developed an eating disorder” to maintain in order to keep up with the likes of super-cut Kwanten and Manganiello.)

For more shifter-loving dish, read the full DETAILS interview here.

Source:

Details.com – “True Blood” Actor Sam Trammell Talks Vamps, Shifters and Nude Scenes

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

 

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