As Pam on True Blood, Kristin Bauer van Straten has grown more prominent over the years.
From a mere bartender at Fangtasia to Eric's right-hand woman to someone who felt the true wrath of Marnie on "I'm Alive and On Fire," the character has evolved into one of the funniest, most entertaining people on the HBO hit.
What is in store for her this summer? Who would be Pam's dream girl? The actress answered those questions and many others in an exclusive interview this week.
What can we expect from Pam throughout season?
Shenanigans! And more shenanigans!! The writers were extra creative this year... we will see another side to Pam that is pretty edgy. I loved playing it.
I think Pam feels conflicted with Sookie because she finds her very attractive, but Eric won't share and Eric really does care about Sookie for some reason. As with all great writing, Pam's views on Sookie are complicated and multifaceted.
Do you have an all-time favorite Pam quote?
I never know, to be honest, until the fans report on which ones landed! And also my favorites tend to be the ones freshest in my mind... But I must say I had lots of fun threatening Lafayette) this season with: "I am not a hooker, that was a long, long time ago." Hysterical!
Describe Pam's dream girl.
Good question. Well, she liked "Yvetta", so Pam's type may be just "Hot." At least for a roll in the hay. Who could ever win Pam's heart, though, besides Eric? Since she is a bit confident with who she is, I'll say someone who is [also confident]... and hot.
Which is more challenging, running Fangtasia or remembering your lines in the presence of such attractive co-stars?
[Laughs] Well, you will notice I never hold props. I can only hit my mark in those heals and deliver my lines to these attractive folks. One more task and it'd be too much!
Will Pam ever become someone's Maker? Would you want her to be?
It certainly would be fascinating to see her version of nurturing, wouldn't it? But I am happy to see the scripts come in and unfold and will just keep doing my best at what they throw my way. I have total faith in my many makers: Charlaine, Alan and the writer/producers of True Blood. Whatever I come up with in my head, when I see what they've written, it is much better than I have imagined.
Pam will be featured heavily on this Sunday's "Me and the Devil." Check out the official HBO preview for it NOW and visit TV Fanatic as soon as it concludes for a detailed review.
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