Last December we learned that Lindsay Pulsipher was cast in Season 3 of True Blood as Crystal Norris, a girl in her 20s. Barefoot in a sundress, this mysterious and hauntingly beautiful young woman shares an electric connection with Jason before disappearing into the trees. Deamon TV has interviewed Lindsay about her part in True Blood and here’s the section where she talked about her experience shooting the first episode and the first weird encounter between her character and Jason.
Congratulations to you on getting cast on ‘True Blood’. Have you started shooting the episodes that you’re in yet?
Lindsay Pulsipher: Yeah. I started right after the holiday break, right at the beginning of January. Right after the new year.
Can you talk about your character in the show?
Lindsay Pulsipher: I can tell you a little bit of what I know. I still don’t know. Like I said, with TV you kind of get thrown all these curveballs. But she’s this mysterious girl that Jason Stackhouse sees. He sees her in the forest. You know how he is with the ladies. He’s quite the ladies man. He sees her through the trees and his interest is piqued and then she runs away. They meet up again later in Bon Temps. They have this really amazing connection and then it goes from there.
What’s the difference between working on something like ‘True Blood’ compared to ‘The Beast’?
Lindsay Pulsipher: Well, every project is different. To be honest I’ve actually only shot one episode of ‘True Blood’. I’m working again today. But everyone is so nice. I was a little intimidated coming into a show that’s already well established and really popular and people love it. I was a little intimidated. It’s like going to your first day of school, you don’t really know anybody and are a little nervous but everyone is so cool and so welcoming and they love their job. You can tell that everyone loves their job. So all of that dissipated very quickly and I felt right at home instantly. Every project varies. That’s not to say that ‘The Beast’ wasn’t like that. That was amazing, too. You just tend to form these relationships with people because you’re with them. You spend so much time with them. Everybody on ‘The Beast’ was great as well. I love the bonding. It’s really great.
It must’ve been a little different with ‘The Beast’ since you were there from the start and with ‘True Blood’ there’s already been a couple of seasons.
Lindsay Pulsipher: Yeah, definitely, we all started on ‘The Beast’ together. We were all there from day one and we saw the show grow and take on it’s own life. So, yeah, it’s been different coming into a show as a newbie, being not familiar and being the new girl. But it’s been a greatexperience. I’m just so excited to be on the show.
Can you talk about how you prepare for a part in general, and more specifically for your parts on ‘The Beast’ and ‘True Blood’? When you get a script what doess your process involve?
Lindsay Pulsipher: Well, I’m a very visual person. When I’m reading a script or if I’m preparing for a scene I really like to create the story in a visual sense. I take myself out of the character completely and almost watch the character as a spectator, if that makes sense. I’m observing the character as a third person. So I don’t make it too personal so that she’s her own person. I read it like I do a novel. When you read a book you create this image in your head of what these people are doing and the story in your head is more of a visual thing. I guess that I do that with scripts, too. I almost look at it as a spectator as opposed to being right in it. I know that sounds cheesy but then I feel like I can then learn from watching it if that makes sense.
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