Vampires and Orgies and a Maenad…Oh My!

February 18, 2010 by  

“…Just another day at the office” says Michelle Forbes, better known to Trubies as Maryann the Maenad, when describing how she eventually became accustomed to filming those wild orgy scenes in Season 2. Forbes admits that for someone as “shy as [herself]”, the sex scenes were “a bit daunting” at first but became quite routine after a while.

Forbes acknowledges that vampire mythology is “titillating” but credits True Blood’s writers for considering vampires “in a very real way” that is “emotional and grounded”. She praises them for looking at vampires from another perspective and turning the traditional view “on its head”.

Despite or, perhaps, in spite her shyness, Forbes seems to have no problem bringing the wicked Maryann to life in the midst of such debauchery and rauchiness!


(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)

  • Antonio

    Ms. Forbes Did do a nude scene toward the end of S1
    She was carrying a pig and kind of dirty…LOL I thought that she gave a good performance But I feel that the whole Maryann storyline went on for a bit too long! The writers should have ousted her by about the 4th or 5th episode and the rest of that time could have been given to Eric or Bill or Sam maybe Hoyt or Jason? It is a great show,though The writing is always crisp and provacative! Funny how Neither Sam nor Sookie could be put under her spell!

  • txophelia

    Forbes was lucky…she never actually had to strip down naked like all the others around her. Even in that one flashback scene with Young Sam, she was clothed. Of course, filming among all those naked extras in those orgy scenes HAD to be incredibly awkward.