Carrie Preston’s Insight into True Blood

May 20, 2010 by  

As most of us know the series ‘Lost‘ has come to an end. Well, last Thursday the cast and crew got together in Los Angeles for “Lost Live: The Final Celebration”. Before the event took place was able to snag an interview with True Blood‘s own, Carrie Preston. Carrie not only plays Merlotte’s waitress, Arlene Fowler on True Blood but also starred in the role of Emily Linus on Lost.  Her character, Emily, was the mother of Benjamin Linus, who was played by Carrie’s real life husband, Michael Emerson.

In fact, that is how Carrie’s interview with started. She talked about her experience playing that role on Lost. It should be noted too that she played the mother of a younger Ben on the show. Carrie explains that it was actually her idea!  The producers of the show had been trying to get Carrie to guest star on the show and she thought it would be fun to play someone connected to her husband’s character.  She made a joke about how funny it would be if her husband had a flashback scene and she played his mother and the producers loved it!  A week later Carrie was filming the scene.

Carrie went on to talk about how her and her husband influence each other as actors:

“I think we’re very supportive of each other. We don’t get in each other’s way. We really don’t talk about the work that much, except to sort of praise each other and be supportive. We are not the types to sit around and run scenes together. Every once in a while, if I’m having trouble with something, I’ll ask him to have a look at it. But we kind of like to keep it away from the marriage.”

So now the big question is, will we see Michael on True Blood anytime soon?  Carrie thinks it would be a great idea and a lot of fun to have him on the show, especially if he was somehow intertwined with her character, Arlene. Carrie was also asked if she followed the book series that True Blood is based on.  Carrie admits that she has not read all of them because the show did begin to depart a bit from the books, but she likes knowing where the books are going as far as the storyline.

Well we certainly look forward to seeing Carrie on the upcoming season 3 of True Blood and we will just have to keep an eye out for her husband as well!


(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)