Amelia Rose Blaire On 'True Blood,' Getting 'Turned,' Alexander Skarsgard
Amelia Rose Blaire, who plays Willa on HBO’s True Blood, has mixed emotions about the final season of the hit show, which starts in June. "I'm very happy and heartbroken at the same time because that’s what True Blood does best,” Blaire told uInterview exclusively. How will Willa fare in the final season? “I definitely think that she's going to be going through some emotional journey having to deal with the repercussions of what happened last season,” she said.
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Well I think the end of True Blood is going to make fans very happy and heartbroken at the same time because that's what True Blood does best. Willa, I actually don't know much of what's going to happen with her because I've only seen a handful of scripts. We don't know what's going to happen through the whole season, so I'm just as excited to see what's going to become of her as I hope everybody else is. But True Blood always starts off where they left off so right where we left Willa, she had been abandoned by Eric. He has left and so had Pam and so she had Tara. Tara is, you know, her best friend and is her mentor and the one who's taking care of her, so that's where we leave her and I kinda don't want to say anything more about that.
No, no we just started. June I think, yeah, But the incredible thing about getting to shoot on an HBO show like True Blood is you get the luxury of time that you don’t get on other shows. Most television shows shoot in eight days, and True Blood shoots an episode in about two weeks, two and a half weeks, so we really get to sink our teeth into it. Pun totally intended.
We actually filmed it on two separate days. Everything that was - oh hello! My cat just jumped up to say hi - everything that was outside of the grave when we were walking up to the grave, and he was taking his shirt off, all of that was shot on location and it was like 4:30 in the morning, it was raining outside so we kept having to stop for the rain and I had a heating pack on my back, it was very cold. Then everything we did inside of the grave was shot on another day on a sound stage in this big kinda half cut out grave, and we also shot that in many, many segments because of the blood, and when using blood you can't do anything fully through, so we did everything up until the bite - the part where I was looking up at him while he was taking his shirt off - I was actually doing that part of the scene to a little post it, a little pink piece of tape, because they couldn't put him up high enough. So I had to do that scene with a piece of tape and he was kinda off side, off to the side of the camera and then walked in. Then we shot everything up until the bite and then I had to go get hooked up to these blood tubes, and so they had these tubes going up my dress. And there was literally this little guy like pumping all this blood and then it started pouring out, it was really really creepy because my body - I thought that I was actually bleeding because it felt real and then all of a sudden there was all this blood pouring down, and it was really trippy. So then we shot all of that, and then when he stabbed himself. He needed to be hooked up to blood tubes. So it was a very long, long fragmented process, but it think it turned out really well. It didn't look like we shot it all these other days but it was trippy, it was really trippy to film.
I don't know if she's going to regret being turned, but I definitely think that's she's going to be going through some emotional journey having to deal with the repercussions of what happened last season. But we'll see I don't know. I'm excited to find out and discover it.
He’s really goofy! He’s really goofy and always likes to make a lot of jokes. So he’s a lot of fun to work with and of course he's very very tall. He's like 6’5” or something, so he's definitely a figure to behold, but he's really nice and really down to earth. And he drives a really nice car!
Well, I have a film that just came out in theaters, on Friday called Angels and Stardust and it's with Alicia Silverstone and Billy Berk and A.J Michalka and it takes place in this little trailer trash town in Texas. A.J plays this girl who wants desperately to escape this town do she does through her imagination and I play her sassy, bright neon-wearing, eye-shadow wearing best friend and it was a lot of fun and a very different part then I've ever played before, so that's out in theaters now. It's in select theaters also on video on demand and iTunes, so that's cool. One of my very good friends Nick Smoke, he wrote a film called This Is Where We Go, which hopefully will be filming later this year, so that's something that's possibly in the mix and that would really exciting because I've known him for like six years, so it would be really special to work with him.