True Blood Season 3: Kristin Bauer Says Lots More Pam

April 21, 2010 by  

Pam is one of True Blood‘s regular characters who hasn’t had a lot of screen time in the first two seasons, but she has certainly added color to the show with her dry humor and stylish wardrobe. Played by actress Kristin Bauer, Pam will be getting more of the spotlight in the upcoming third season.

In the Sookie Stackhouse books, Pam‘s story becomes more substantial with the third book, Club Dead. She develops more of a relationship with Sookie, and her character remains important throughout the series. Author Charlaine Harris has even stated on multiple occasions that Pam is her favorite character to write because she’s so fun and sarcastic.

Kristin did an interview with the website Movie Mikes in which she talks about her experience on True Blood, as well as the animal welfare charities she supports so passionately.

When asked how she felt about the success of the show, Kristin joked,

“Terrible. I feel sickened by it.”

In truth, she said that she was excited to get the part because of the chance to work with Alan Ball and because she likes vampires–beyond that, the overwhelming popularity of the series is “the greatest gift.”

She discussed the nature of working on television shows, noting how they are so different from films because they shoot at a faster pace. Although, True Blood, which only has a 12-episode season since it is on a cable channel like HBO, can take more care per episode instead of rushing through the process like networks do with their 22 episodes in a season.

On the subject of Season three, Kristin seemed afraid for her job (possibly even her life) if she spoiled anything. All she was comfortable saying was that her role would be larger and that Pam‘s sexuality would be explored, as Alan has already confirmed.

Kristin also shared about the causes she advocates including the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) who are trying to stop horrifying experiments on animals and the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

“I have huge passions–animals, and the innocents of the world. Basically children and animals, that is my big thing. Right now I am working with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), trying to help whales. It has been illegal to kill whales since the ’80s, but they are doing it anyway.”

She does great work as both an actress and a humanitarian. It will be wonderful seeing her bring more to the character of Pam when True Blood returns!

SOURCE: moviemikes.com

(Photo credit: Albert L.Ortega / PR Photos via exposay.com)

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  • D. Reilly

    PAM…yes , a really great character beautifully played by Bauer!! In novels..Eric is Pams maker, and they were lovers for a time., though not “in love” When Eric opened Fangtasia he summoned Pam to be his second in command etc…they make a good team. Kristin Bauer’s beauty and talent compliment Alexander Scarsgards; as they portray 2 very powerful vampires with elan!!

  • JANE

    PAM IS A BLAST ! I LOVE HER SHARP, SARCASTIC WAY OF SPEAKING, AND SHE ALWAYS LOOKS GORGEOUS. KRISTIN USES HER CELEBRITY TO SPEAK FOR THOSE INNOCENT BEINGS, WHO HAVE NO VOICE AT ALL. I TOO BELONG TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP SAFEGUARD ANIMALS, AND IT’S GREAT TO HAVE KRISTIN KEEP THE PROBLEMS, AND HORRIBLE ANIMAL ABUSES IN THE PUBLIC EYE. SO, AS PAM, AND AS HERSELF, SHE’S TERRIFIC !

  • Antonio

    I agree Pam can be So funny and morbid at the same time!
    I like her character. It would be nice to see her feed off of somebody! I like her banter with Eric!
    Only 52 Days left until S3 premiere..
    Only 10 Days till the 1st Webisode airs..
    Only 12 Days until DITF is available to pick up

    (side note 69 days till TL Eclipse) Fan of That,too!

    • jaxx

      Thanks for the countdown Antonio. Yes, the next few months are going to be busy indeed.

      FYI, have you ever gone to wikipedia and typed in Sookie Stackhouse Series??? If you want to do a quick catch up with the books, try it. It will give you a quick synopsis of each book so you can at least get a glimpse of the references we mention from time to time.

    • Nia

      Great countdown Antonio,
      I have not read the Twilight books but I have seen the movies with my daughter and have enjoyed them very much. I also look forward to Eclipse.
      Do you feel the movies are doing the books justice?? Just curious.

      • Antonio

        Hi Nia I’d like to tell you all about that But for now let me say that the Final Trailer for Eclipse will be shown on Oprah sometime today! A “teaser” trailer is already available online.
        Stephenie Meyer Also is realeasing a novella about Bree Tanner the 11 year girl vampire who is featured briefly in the Eclipse book…Which By the way is 1 of My Faves! The other is the 1st novel,Twilight

        side note– 67 days until TL Eclipse
        Do you think that Oprah Or Ellen will have the TB cast on sometime this year? would be nice! Usually its just 1 at a time…Stephen on the View or Regis and Kelly Liked That 1 a lot! Or Ryan on Conan Or Sam on E!
        or Anna on Letterman or jimmy kimmel
        Why Not the WHOLE cast at Once?

  • jaxx

    I agree Nia, Pam is a definite favorite throughout the books and she has some of the best come backs and one liners throughout. She definitely forms a unique friendship with Sookie which is lasting. I very much look forward to seeing more Pam. 🙂

    • Nia

      Hi Jaxx,
      And you got to love her fashion sense!!! Especially her pumps!! (this coming from a woman with a definite shoe fetish!!) LOL

      But seriously we definitely need to see more Pam. She is such a great character and has such possibilities.
      I hope AB gives her plenty of screen time.

      Could you imagine the fun if Eric ever asked her to babysit Arlenes kids????……….LMAO, what drama!

      Team True Blood!
      (ok, just for Pam………Team Pams Pumps!)

  • Nia

    Definitely need more Pam!!!!!