William Sanderson: His Time on True Blood

April 27, 2009 by  

william-sanderson3William Sanderson, who plays Sheriff Bud Dearborne on Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood spoke recently with Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith from Creators.com regarding his time on the show.

When asked about his role as Sheriff Bud Dearborne and what does he see happening with his character on the show he stated that:

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll survive. To be honest, there’s not much on Bud in the books,… I’m too timid to ask, ‘Am I getting killed off?”

One of the producers that Mr. Sanderson had previously worked with on “Deadwood” jokingly told him that his character does not get killed before the eleventh episode because he is directing it, in response to his fate in season two of True Blood which returns on Sunday, June 14, 2009 on HBO.

Mr. Sanderson is known for his previous work on the “Bob Newhart Show” as Larry, on “Deadwood” and for his film roles including the Toymaker in “Bladerunner.”

Mr. Sanderson was asked how is it to work with Anna Paquin and cast members much younger then him in terms of the work schedule. He stated that:

“If you’re shooting ’til 4 or 5 a.m., you think they may be joking when they talk about going home and making dinner or playing with their kids. But they’re not. I worry about them sapping their energy. All that youthful vigor can be intimidating, he acknowledges, but I’m not intimidated by anyone when it comes to talent. Not to sound conceited. Don’t ever get your talent mixed up with your salary — I hope I never forget that.”

SOURCE: Creators.com

(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)