TrueBloodNet.com’s Interview with Twitter’s Sophie-Anne Leclerq @Fangtasia_Queen

May 4, 2010 by  

The wait for Season 3 of True Blood is still passing at a painfully slow pace for many fans. Everyone is searching for more information about season 3 than is currently released, and I’ve been trying to help make the wait less painful. I recently stumbled upon an amazing group of Twitter roleplayers, and they’ve been incredibly kind to me, allowing me to interview them. After seeing how well my interviews with SookieBill, and Tara went, Sophie-Anne Leclerq, @Fangtasia_Queen, graciously allowed me to interview her.

Isis: Hey Sophie, thank you so much for taking the time to be interviewed by me for TrueBloodNet.com!

@Fangtasia_Queen: It’s my pleasure and honor to be interviewed. Shall we begin?

Isis: Absolutely. When did you begin roleplaying, and was this your first character?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I started in October last year, and no she wasn’t.

Isis: What else have you done as a roleplayer?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I started off as a Twilight character *chuckles*

Isis: *laughing* Who and why? Is there something about vampires that just draws you to them?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I was Rosalie. My RL friend was playing Gianna Volturi at the time and she wanted me to join her group so I did. I became Rose and then I just blended Rosalie a little to make her less of nasty.

Isis: At least you made her better!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Yea, she’s a little stuck up in the books in my opinion, and I wanted to make her more approachable otherwise I wouldn’t have any friends! *laughs*

Isis: Always a good idea for any character that’s played!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Always, especially if you want to roleplay with other people…

Isis: Have you been anyone else?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Not really, I have made a few other characters to play with other people but Sophie is the only person that I invest my time in. Actually, I only played Rosalie for about a month, and Sophie-Anne is my main character and the only person I really play.

Isis: What do you like about her?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I like the fact that she is a woman in a powerful position to start with, I enjoy that she gets to tell the Viking Sheriff what to do and he has no choice but to listen. I love her attitude towards everything, she is so laid back and easy going but also a bitch when she needs to be. She’s very similar to me in real life.

Isis: Wow. I love that description! Would you say Sophie is more based upon the queen in the books or the queen from True Blood?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Aww, thanks! We haven’t really seen much of Sophie from the series yet, so I’m keen for season 3 to start. My Sophie is more like Sophie from the books at the moment, but I think that will change once we see what season 3 has in store for us.

Isis: What do you think of what we saw of Sophie so far in True Blood? I know that a lot of people on some websites have made negative comments about Evan Rachel Wood’s portrayal of Sophie-Anne.

@Fangtasia_Queen: I really love that Evan Rachel Wood plays her. I think she does her justice. As far as the Queen herself, I love that she toys with Bill and Eric. Those scenes were really entertaining and I can’t wait to see how that’s going to expand…

Really? How can people not like her? She looks exactly like the books described her and I think she does an amazing job!

Isis: Yes, sadly a lot of people on several websites left negative comments about Evan Rachel Wood. They said her portrayal of Sophie-Anne wasn’t “queenly” enough. Personally, I thought she was being devious and playing cat and mouse with Bill and everyone else. I LOVED it!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Well I think that’s where people will be in for a surprise with season 3, she’s going to be the feisty Queen that we all know and love, they just needed to establish her position of power first I think. As for Bill, I loved it when he was getting up to leave and then she decided to tell him about Maryann.

Isis: Yes, it was a pretty great moment in True Blood! Of course, now we’ll get to see Sophie as the intelligent woman she is.

@Fangtasia_Queen: Exactly, I can’t wait!

Isis: I just don’t get how people didn’t see her as a devious queen, even with that scene!

@Fangtasia_Queen: I think a lot of people thought that she was too “nice” but I guess they will be in for a shock then when next season starts.

Isis: Back to the questions! Is seeing more of Sophie going to drastically change the way you play her now?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I don’t think so, it sure will make things interesting though

Isis: Yes, it will. What do you find most enjoyable about being Sophie?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I’d have to say my relationships with people ranging from Eric all the way through to Hadley and Sookie and everyone in between, I love that I get to interact with all of them and love that there is a relationship there, be it authoritative figure or otherwise.

Isis: More power to you!

@Fangtasia_Queen: *chuckles* Just like Sophie, I like the company.

Isis: And I’ve noticed that you give as good as you get when it comes to comments from your followers, calling some out for being stupid with the queen, and then treating others really well for respecting you and your authority! It’s incredibly similar to how I’ve always seen Sophie as she’s shown in True Blood.

@Fangtasia_Queen: Thank you! The Queen would never tolerate such behavior so I have to do her justice in dealing with it, be it educating the masses (which I seem to be doing a lot lately) or praising people for being kind. I like to think that I stand on the fence in a lot of issues and always give an unbiased opinion, and I’d like to think that is why so many people come to me with their issues.

Isis: What’s the smartest thing to do should someone want to get on your good side?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Always say please and thank you, *chuckles* and bringing me some fairy blood would also be beneficial…

Isis: *nodding* Is offering just normal human blood good as well?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Oh yes! *pops fangs* are you offering? *chuckles*

Isis: *laughing* Maybe not here, as I’m still conducting this interview… But how about later on Twitter?

@Fangtasia_Queen: You know I’m always up for a snack.

Isis: Yep! Being queen must take a LOT of energy and patience!

@Fangtasia_Queen: It does, especially when there are so many idiots around, sometimes it;s just easier to drain first and ask questions later. *chuckles*

Isis: I’m sure it also doesn’t hurt to have minions to take the fall for you sometimes…

@Fangtasia_Queen: *laughs* Not at all, maybe that’s why I have so many…

Isis: You also seem to have a very significant other, as well as some “children” you’re very close to. Can you tell me about them?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I do have a very significant other, I’m married to an amazing vampire, @VampireNatrix. We have a child together, our own original character @RuNzWiTvampz, and then I have three children of my own… @VampHadley, @FangtasiaSerge, and @Andre_leclerq, all of whom are my canon children. They all bring their own personalities and opinions to twitter and I love them all dearly.

Isis: Sounds like you have a nice family!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Indeed it is, my children all are independant and do their own thing and it’s nice to have our newest edition Laila (@RuNzWiTvampz) keeping us on our toes with her newborn antics.

Isis: Does she play with Bill‘s child Jessica at all?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I would hate to think of the trouble they would get into!

Isis: It might be amusing, so long as one isn’t in the immediate vicinity of where they are…

@Fangtasia_Queen: Very true, although I don’t think I want to clean up the mess.

Isis: Yes, and that’s why it’s good to be queen! You can have your minions clean up for you!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Exactly!!

Isis: Ok, I’ve really got to back to the questions… What do you find to be the most challenging part of playing Sophie?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Always playing the mediator when people won’t budge on their opinions. It’s hard to help people with their issues when they don’t really want your advice, but you still try to help, if that makes sense.

Isis: Yes, it does, and unfortunately, it seems like that happens all the time.

@Fangtasia_Queen: It does, especially when neither can see the other’s point of view. Let’s all just play nicely together!

Isis: Yes, playing nice is VERY important!

@Fangtasia_Queen: I agree. But then again, people have to listen to me as I’m the queen of Louisiana!

Isis: That actually leads to my next question: have any fans confused you with the real Sophie-Anne we see on True Blood?

@Fangtasia_Queen: So many people do ALL the time, especially on Facebook – I get quite a few messages asking for my autograph and asking what working with Alexander Skarsgard is like.

Isis: How do you answer those requests?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I just tell them that I am a role play character and not Evan Rachel Wood.

Isis: How do those people respond?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Sometimes I need to explain the whole concept but once they understand they are good with it.

Isis: Have they left any strange comments for you?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Not really; most people back off once they know I’m not really Sophie.

Isis: But have there been any strange requests aimed at Sophie?

@Fangtasia_Queen: I do have an avid follower who still thinks I’m Sophie no matter how much I deny it, he likes to send me daily greetings of how he loves my red hair. I guess that would be the only one that sticks out in my mind.

Isis: Wow. I guess you’ve got a VERY loyal follower there!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Yeah, I do.

Isis: What’s the next step for Sophie, do you think?

@Fangtasia_Queen: Well she’s in Beijing at the moment with her new husband and child, so first thing she needs to return home. After that you might want to keep a close eye on some business that might involve Mr. Compton…

Isis: Oh man, more trouble for poor Bill and Sookie?!??!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Maybe not so much Sookie but for Bill? Yes.

Isis: I feel really bad for both of them, even though we know thanks to spoilers that something bad is going to really happen in season 3. It’s just that they make such a cute couple!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Yeah, they do make a cute couple but they they’re just one part of what makes True Blood so great. Everyone in the show also helps to make it great.

Isis: I know that. Season 3 is going to be amazing!

@Fangtasia_Queen: At least we have TrueBloodNet.com to give us the latest news so that the wait isn’t as bad! Being able to role play helps too.

Isis: Thank you for the compliment. We at TrueBloodNet.com work hard to keep everyone updated. And thank you for the interview! You’ve been fantastic!

@Fangtasia_Queen: Thanks. I had a lot of fun.

For those of you interested in checking out the role playing (which I highly recommend because this group is so good), you can find a list of the current group of role players on their website, twittertrueblood.webs.com, which can be found under the Character navigation link. It is worth it to check them out!

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  • Jackson

    This was a GREAT interview, just like all of your interviews. I love reading about the TrueBlood twitter players, I think these guys are great and i love them. I also hear they’ve got a new and different bill now, is that true?
    anyway love it, and i cant wait to see who’s next.

    • Aww, thank you so much for the vote of confidence! *hugs* Yes, the Bill I interviewed is no longer with the group, so hopefully soon I’ll be able to “re-do” my interview with Bill so that we’re completely up to date with the group!

      And as for who’s next? Well, it depends of if that person actually gets online so I can have the interview! LOL

  • Sophie-Anne Leclerq

    Thank you so much for the interview, I love it – awesome work as always!