True Blood Season 3 Spoilers: Sam Trammell Gives Hints to Digital Spy

November 10, 2009 by  

Sam TrammellTrue Blood‘s Sam Trammell, who plays shapeshifting bar owner Sam Merlotte, spoke with Digital Spy about what’s coming up in season 3 of Alan Ball‘s HBO drama. He was cagey with some of his answers, but there were a few juicy tidbits you might not have heard before.

Though both he and Alan Ball have said previously that his character is going to be searching for his biological parents in Season 3, Sam went on to say that:

He’s probably had a desire to see them, unconsciously, for a while, then there was that whole episode where he was with the kids and he realized that one of the kids – Cody – had never actually seen his father. That was the catalyst so that’s what Sam‘s going to do, he’s going to go try to find his actual biological parents who he’s never met and that is going to be trouble.

Sam also said that love is going to be pretty far off Sam Merlotte‘s to-do list after being so betrayed by Daphne in Season 2. As for any hopes of a Sookie/Sam pairing, Sam Trammell says that:

I think he’ll always carry a torch for Sookie even though at this point he’s kind of given up on her. He would still protect her and be concerned about her but he’s given up on her although I’m sure that will resurface at some point depending on how many years we do the show!

In Season 3, we’ve been told that some of the new characters will be werewolves, but Sam says that, as opposed to his generally cuddly dog form, “werewolves are disgusting creatures. They’re dirty, they’re not shapeshifters – they’re disgusting, low-level, smelly creatures.” How similar or different those characters will be from the ones described in Charlaine HarrisSookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery Series novels remains to be seen, and even Sam does not know the answer yet.

Sam was very closed lipped about which character is slated to die in Season 3, but he did say that “I just don’t want it to be me! Anybody but me, I’ll say that.” He also would not tell who took Bill, though he is pretty sure he knows the answer.

On the topic of Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq (Evan Rachel Wood) selling vampire blood through Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), Sam says, “I’m sure there’s going to be some sort of disaster with her – most things end in disaster on our show so there’ll probably be some kind of comeuppance with that!” What that might look like, he didn’t say.

Sam walked a very tight line in answering questions about the love triangle between Bill, Sookie, and Eric, saying:

I have no idea how they’ll go with that because they’re kind of doing things a little differently than the books. Obviously we jump off from the books and go our own directions. Eric‘s just such a strong presence but she’s so connected to Bill – like even more connected to him than in the books – that I don’t see Bill going anywhere. But Eric‘s going to have a little more power with her and I bet you their romance is going to grow, probably this next season. I think their romance is going to grow and yet she’s going to have that ring on her finger. I don’t know – it’s pretty screwed up!

However, though Sam didn’t think Bill and Sookie will tie the knot during Season 3, he did say that down the line, it’s possible to see “some sort of wedding.”

When speaking about his experiences thus far in the series, Sam says that he had done nudity in some of his stage acting in New York and didn’t have a problem with it. Some of the scenes on the show were a little more personally uncomfortable for him to shoot, because, “If you’re naked inside in a bedroom it’s really cool but when you do it outside and it’s not a sex scene, you just take off your clothes – it’s hard to close the set so everybody can see you and the crew is just not impressed at that point!” Sam would like to see more exciting cliffhangers for his character:

I had a really good one the first season with the connection to Maryanne and the money, and this past year with my parents – I enjoy being in trouble. I enjoy the conflict. In a way Sam‘s the sensible eye in the crazy storm of the show. Any kind of bad situation I could be in – I like the bad situations.

I don’t know about you, but these little pieces of information only leave me wanting more, though I’m sure that’s Alan Ball‘s plan.

SOURCE: Digital Spy

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