True Blood’s Adina Porter Joins Cast of ‘The 100’

October 5, 2014

From Bon Temps to a Decimated Earth:

Adina Porter stars as Lettie Mae Thornton in HBO's True BloodIn Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood we saw Adina Porter (who played Lettie May Thornton) lose her daughter, Tara (Rutina Wesley) to a vampire attack. While this was a horrific occurrence, it seems her next TV role will include a whole lot more devastation ahead. TV Line recently announced that Adina would be joining the Season 2 cast for CW’s The 100. This series tells the story of 100 people sent back to earth 97 years after a nuclear war. The plan is that these people will hopefully repopulate the earth. However, when the 100 chosen are juvenile delinquents, it turns out to be not the most pleasant of situations for many of these ‘grounders’.

According to TV Line, Adina will be playing a:

…“regal and experienced” Grounder warrior named Indra.

It will be very interesting to see if Adina’s character, Indra, turns out to be a friend or foe?

Let us know if you have been watching The 100 – or are planning to now that Adina Porter is featured – in it by commenting below!

Source: TV Line – Scoop: True Blood’s Adina Porter Waging War With The 100 in Season 2

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More True Blood Podcasts From EJ Scott

September 6, 2014

EJ Scott’s List of True Blood Interviews Grows:

EJPODCASTEJ Scott is the boyfriend of Deborah Ann Woll (who played baby vampire Jessica Hamby in HBO’s True Blood). During the course of Season 7, he has been posting podcast interviews with the cast and crew of True Blood. Here we have some new interviews to add to the every growing list:






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To view all of the True Blood podcasts EJ Scott has done, please click here.

Also, please consider giving to EJ’s charity, The Choroideremia Foundation, by donating via the button below:


Source: EJ Scott – Podcast Interviews

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Adina Porter Moves to Series Regular for Final Season of True Blood

November 1, 2013

How Will it End For Lettie Mae Thornton and Her Daughter:

Adina Porter stars as Lettie Mae Thornton in HBO's True BloodIn True Blood Season 6, many fans became concerned when Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) mother, Lettie Mae Thornton gave up her blood to nourish the daughter she had always neglected. They thought it might be a trap, that Lettie Mae was a carrier of Hepatitis V, a disease that causes no ill effect to humans, but is devastating to vampires. HBO quickly assured their audience that Lettie Mae was actually just trying to make up for lost time towards a daughter she had rejected both when she was growing up, and then again when she was turned into a vampire.

Well, now it seems that this storyline will be a juicy one in Season 7, since it has been confirmed that Adina Porter (the actor who plays Lettie Mae) has been bumped up to series regular on True Blood.

Porter now joins  Bailey Noble (Adilyn Bellefleur), Amelia Rose Blaire (Willa Burrell), Luke Grimes (James) and Karolina Wydra (Violet) as newly announced series regulars.

So, how do you think the relationship between the religiously devout Lettie Mae and the baby vamp Tara will pan out in Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Promotes Adina Porter to Series Regular

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True Blood Season 7 Spoilers: Is Lettie Mae Really Trying to Poison Tara?

August 20, 2013

True Blood Season 7 Spoilets Alert! Look Away Now if You Don’t Want to Know:

Adina Porter (Lettie Mae) and Rutina Wesley (Tara) star in HBO's True Blood Season 6In HBO’s True Blood Season 6 finale, we find Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) mom apologising to her daughter for the years of abuse she copped while growing up. This has immediately sent up red flags to the trubie fan base.

Could Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) actually be trying to poison her?

Fans are wondering this after watching the church scene (from True Blood Episode 10, entitled Radioactive) where Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) tries to convince the members of Bon Temps to hook up with a healthy vampire for protection against the Hep V infected mobs that are roaming the area. In this scene, one man jumps up and announces he’d like to be infected with Hep V (which doesn’t kill humans) so he can kill vampires.

Could this be the path Lettie Mae is taking? Could she be killing her daughter rather than nourishing her?

(And if you don’t like spoilers, then don’t read any further.)

Well, True Blood’s showrunner, Brian Buckner, had this to say about that idea:

One thing that I noticed – and I probably shouldn’t read as much as I’ve been reading, but I have been, in terms of audience reaction – is the idea that characters can’t change. I will put to bed one thing for you: this idea that Lettie Mae is trying to poison Tara? It’s absurd. That is genuine. And I realize that on our show, because it’s been so incredibly plot-driven for the past several years, you insert a Big Bad and then have the characters react in the way we expect them to react. That’s sort of what’s been going on. When we let characters change, when we let the show be character-driven, I think people don’t know what to do with that. So with Lettie Mae and Tara, not to say that everything is going to go great, but the conflict is not going to be she’s poisoning Tara.

So there you have it, maybe Tara’s mom finally has changed? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: TV Line – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

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Happy Birthday Adina Porter!

March 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Adina Porter!


Today may be a day to wear green, but it’s also a day to celebrate the wonderful and talented Adina Porter who plays Lettie Mae Thornton! TrueBloodNet would like to wish Ms. Porter a very happy birthday and we hope that you have a great day. We can’t wait to see what season 4 brings to your character!

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Adina Porter and Tara Buck of True Blood Guest Star on Cold Case

December 5, 2010

Adina Porter and Tara Buck make a special appearance on Cold Case

Adina Porter (Lettie Mae Thornton) and Tara Buck (Ginger) are guest stars on an upcoming episode of Cold Case called “The Whole Truth.”  Ms. Porter will be playing the role of Detective Sweeney and Ms. Buck will be playing Melissa Derrico.  The story itself centers around a decade old case.  The show is on CBS and is set to air December 15th at 10pm EST (the production office states it might air the 29th).  Check your local listings and catch these two True Blood stars!


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True Blood’s Adina Porter Shows Fans Her Sexy Side

November 15, 2010

Obvious Magazine’s Photo Shoot Reveals Porter’s True Beauty

Adina Porter, True Blood's Lettie Mae Thornton, shows fans her sexy sideWow, Lettie Mae Thornton certainly cleans up really well!  Adina Porter, who plays Tara Thornton‘s verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive mother on True Blood, shed her character’s ugliness in a recent photo shoot for Obvious Magazine. Porter looks absolutely stunning in the magazine’s November issue. 

See all the photos at

Source: – True Beauty: Adina Porter

(Photo Credit: Obvious Magazine)


VIDEO: True Blood Cast Thank Fans For Support

September 28, 2009

stephen-moyer-hbo-post-emmy-party-cnnStephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Michelle Forbes (Maryann Forrester), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) and Adina Porter (Lettie Mae Thornton) spoke with CNN on the red carpet at the HBO Post Emmy Party and thanked the fans for all their support and for making the show a hit. Stephen made a funny comment about Bill and Eric, and the rest of the cast hope the fans had fun watching the show and continue to support it when it comes back for season 3.



True Blood Cast Attend HBO’s Hung Premiere

June 26, 2009

On June 24,  some True Blood cast members attended the L.A. Premiere of the HBO’s ‘Hung’Kristen Bauer, Michael McMillian, Mariana Klaveno, Adina Porter and Tara Buck attended the premiere.


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The premiere of Hung starring Thomas Jane airs on June 28th. Watch the Trailer of Hung.

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Two True Blood Actresses Nominated For The Tressie Souders Award

January 7, 2009

rutinawesleyThe Tressie Souders Awards are hosted by the International Black Women’s Film Festival and is dedicated to the recognition and accomplishments of African American Women in Film, Television and Media.  It pays homage to the first African American women filmmakers and is named after one of the pioneers, Tressie Souders, who wrote and directed A Woman’s Error in 1922.  This year two actresses from HBO’s “True Blood” have been nominated for Best Actress in a Cable Series, Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Adina Porter (Lettie Mae Thornton). The Tressie Awards are judged by the general public and by a select jury of peers and nominations will end on March 31, 2009 at 11:59 p.m with winners being selected by April 30, 2009. The deadline for choosing a winner will coincide with the award host’s call for films deadline.  You can cast your vote by clicking the link here.


Tressie Souders Award for Best Actress in a Cable Series

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