VIDEO: Sam Trammell Interview in Paris

December 8, 2009 by  

sam-trammell-hbo-1Sam Trammell, who plays the shapeshifter Sam Merlotte in HBO’s True Blood, was recently in France with the other True Blood cast members Alexander Skarsgard, Michelle Forbes and Rutina Wesley promoting Season 2 of True Blood.

In this interview, Sam discusses his role and the challenges of playing the shapeshifter in True Blood. He discusses Season 2 and the narrative arc as it develops from Season 1, particularly the changes in the relationship between Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell).

When asked about the challenges of doing nude scenes, he indicates,

“[…] It’s a little embarrassing […] when you’re just standing out in the woods and everybody can see you […] and also when it’s cold, it’s hard to pretend that it’s warm […]”

Sam also discussed the introduction of new plotlines and characters in Season 2 such as Maryann (Michelle Forbes) and hints at the ramifications entailed from introducing Maryann to the citizens of Bon Temps.

When asked about Season 3, Sam Trammell gave little away but hinted that family might play a role in Sam Merlotte’s life,

“But I know it’s not going to be a Norman Rockwell idealistic American family.”

Of Sam Merlotte’s and Sookie’s relationship in True Blood, Sam Trammell hinted that there might be some moments in Season 3 where there might be a possibility of a resurgence of feelings for Sookie. However, he also indicated that, as it stands, Sookie’s main distraction remains what he refers to as the ‘two bad boys’, i.e. the vampires, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

SOURCE: Premiere.Fr

Photo credit: HBO Inc.

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  • Amy

    Great interview!! Sam seems like such a cool guy and I love his character in TB. And I love the tidbits of info he gave us for season 3. Love the interaction between Sam, Eric, Bill & Sookie. I’m rooting for Sam that he finds some happiness in season 3 because it broke my heart when I saw him shed a tear in the end of season 2 thinking of Daphyne. So excited for season 3 🙂