True Blood’s Tara Buck Talks About Ginger & Eric & THAT Scene!
August 18, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Tara Buck Describes the Logistics of a Sex Scene with Eric Northman:
Well, wasn’t Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 interesting? For one cast member in particular, it was the climax of a promise made years earlier! If you haven’t watched the episode yet, you can read our recap by clicking here.
Tara Buck, who plays everyone’s favorite screamer, Ginger, finally got her moment on the throne with Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). And – surprisingly – she didn’t even scream:
In the script, there was a wonderful note: Ginger doesn’t scream. Everybody’s expecting her to scream, so do something else. What they wrote was a high-pitched, almost electric sound that’s almost a little eerie. So we tried all kinds of things. I thought it would be fun if there was a moment where you think Ginger’s actually having a heart attack—you think it could be the end for her.
While Ginger has been an Eric Northman groupie for longer than most of us truebies, she admitted that for Ginger, the anticipation leading up to her sexual encounter with the viking vampire, may have been her very undoing – and why that sex lasted such a short amount of time.
With the deed completed in only a few short moments, in reality, it took hours of filming to get the scene just right. This meant that by the end of the day’s shooting, Tara’s core strength had gotten quite a workout:
I had the stunt double and was thinking to myself, “I only get three pumps. I am not letting somebody else come in here and finish this off.” [Laughs] So the only way to have a dismount is to slowly fall back. In my head, I imagined the funniest thing would be climax and then Ginger just falls out of frame. But we couldn’t shoot it that way. I had imagined a soft pad or something that I could just fall off of him onto. But when we were doing rehearsal, there was no pad there yet. So from the noise—the tea kettle, sort of hissing—she just sloooowly falls backward and then slides off of him. Mostly I slid off of him because I was trying not to get hurt in rehearsal.
Considering Ginger is the ultimate Team Eric groupie, Tara fully admits she ‘took one for the team‘ with last night’s encounter with Eric:
I do love that after everything that Ginger’s been put through, she finally got hers. As an actress who looks after her character, loves her character, feels very emotionally connected and attached, I am proud of Ginger. I feel that she worked very hard for that carrot at the end of the trail, and good for her. I also think Ginger became the archetype for Alexander’s fans, so for all the ladies out there, I took one for the team, and I couldn’t have been happier to do that. [Laughs]
You can read the full interview Tara Buck did with Entertainment Weekly by clicking here.
What did you think of the sex scene between Ginger and Eric in Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Hilarious or cringe worthy? Let us know by commenting below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ postmortem: Tara Buck talks Ginger’s moment
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