Which True Blood Star Drinks Blood – For Real?!
August 16, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Drinking Fake Blood is All in A Day’s Work for the Cast of HBO’s True Blood:
But what if one of the stars were into drinking the real stuff? For Jim Parrack (who stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO’s True Blood Season 7), it seems that his work habits have rubbed off on his personal life, when he admitted to Vulture recently that he likes to drink human blood. He did reassure the magazine that it is not a full time habit, and when supping from his girlfriend, it is only in small amounts:
I wouldn’t say regular, no. No, not regular. Uh … [Laughs.] I don’t know. Maybe a couple times a year? It’s more like on an impulse. When you make me spell it out like this, it sounds strange… I guess the best way to put it is sometimes I just like the way it tastes… Absolutely. I’m absolutely particular. [Laughs.] It’s not like it’s just anybody’s! That particular night, it was my girl. Yeah.
Speaking of girlfriends, what did Jim think of rescuing his current girlfriend as well as his ex (who he can’t remember dating thanks to being glamoured) in Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home)?
It was mostly just a reactionary thing. It was not really heroic, or part of a stance against vampires. It’s just, My girl ran off. I want to see where she is, I walk into this room and there’s this hellish torture unfolding. I guess the reaction to that would be, if you had a gun, to shoot whoever is carrying it out. That’s sort of the way I played it, just like, Holy shit! This is different! And then he’s got to smoke the person who’s causing the problems. And he saves a whole roomful of people. But it’s not because of a decision that’s made as much of a response to what’s happening in front of his face.
You can view the full interview Jim Parrack did with Vulture by clicking here.
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Source: Vulture – Jim Parrack on His True Blood Return, Hoyt’s Dream Girl, and Drinking Blood IRL
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