True Blood’s Adina Porter, is best known for her intense portrayal of Lettie Mae Thornton, the manipulative, sanctimonious, emotionally abusive mother of Tara (Rutina Wesley) on True Blood, but Porter is now also happily dedicated to her new role of supporting character, Kendra James on HBO’s “The Newsroom.”
In a recent interview, Adina spoke not just about her new role, but she also talked a bit about True Blood. Below are the two excerpts about True Blood from that interview.
When asked about watching herself on TV, Adina replied that with two kids, she rarely watches her television work and has trouble keeping track of which shows she’s on. “I have no time! I didn’t watch last season of True Blood. I didn’t watch my scene — I’m sorry!” She agrees that “work is hard, but being a mom is harder,” as Porter says. “If you get out in time to have dinner with your kids or put your kids to bed — as soon as you walk in the door and you drop your bags, you don’t even have time to take off your makeup. You’re on!”
Next up for Adina is a return to the supernatural backwaters of Bon Temps, where Porter will once again sink into the spiteful fury of True Blood’s Lettie Mae and exorcize the stress that her dual life as mom and working professional inevitably brings. “Last season,” she grins, “I was enjoying myself on Newsroom and I remember calling up my manager and going, ‘I feel like chewing up some scenery. Come on, let’s see if True Blood needs me!’
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