True Blood’s Rutina Wesley Likes Tara as a Human

August 27, 2010 by  

She loves her role and all the weird things occurring in her storyline.  Rutina Wesley plays Tara Thornton in the Emmy-nominated hit TV series, True Blood.

Rutina spoke with about Tara and other things True Blood.  Like working with James Frain as Franklin.

James Frain is one of the most amazing actors that I’ve worked with.  It was so much fun.  He’s so professional.  He’s so good.  He’s funny.  He’s charismatic.  It was hard sometimes to keep a straight face in some of those scenes because he was so funny.  One time we busted out laughing when he was doing the fast texting during a take.”

Tara is so very anti-vampire now, which includes Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).  How will that impact her relationship with Sookie (Anna Paquin)?  Rutina said they are “best friends forever”.  So they shouldn’t stay angry with each other for long.

But Jason (Ryan Kwanten), on the other hand, was a betrayal.  His revelation about killing Eggs (Mehcad Brooks), according to Rutina, “was like a punch in the stomach” for Tara.  She admits it’s probably going to be difficult for Tara to get over that one.  Her life-long hero killed the man she loved and didn’t tell her.

“It’s going to be interesting to see how Tara handles the information.  Hopefully she’ll handle it well and stay in her right mind.”  Well, no spoiler there!

Rutina said she couldn’t give any spoilers away about the season finale.  She did say that it would be “awesome”.  This season dwelt on the characters learning about themselves.  So we will see how they handle what they’ve learned.  As for Tara, she’s going to try to “stabilize herself and find some kind of footing on solid ground”.

No clue either on how King Russell (Denis O’Hare) will end up.  As one of the strongest vampires, Rutina said he will be “a tough cookie to crumble”.

The interview went on to discuss Rutina‘s impression of the wedding of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, her favorite Season 3 scenes, and Tara‘s bad luck with men.  And who do you think she believes would be the right man for TaraSam Merlotte (Sam Trammell).

“I love to see those two together because they make sense to me.  They really get eachother.  I just don’t know if Tara will ever be stable enough to see him for who he is and see that he’s a good guy.”

Rutina said she’d like to see Tara go back to the Tara we know and love.  To see her get back on her feet and be strong again.  She’s been traumatized enough.  As for wishing Tara was not human?

“I actually love the fact that she’s human.  To me that’s the interesting part of the show, the human reaction to everything.  Tara tells it like it is.  A lot of people don’t listen to her, but usually she’s right.  She’s very observant.”

Is Tara right about Bill?  Will she ever talk to Jason again?  Will Tara and Sam get together for real?  Guess we’ll just have to watch and see.


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