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Kristin Bauer van Straten shows that Vampires love Tigers!

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 19 - 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten has joined forces with to save the home of the endangered Sumatran tiger in Indonesia.

Launched just a week ago, 120,000 people including a host of Hollywood stars have signed up to help protect the forest home of endangered animals -Kristin has signed our Tiger Manifesto with a powerful statement, take a look at it >>

Help spread Kristin’s message!


Join the worldwide twitter storm this Friday (February 21) when fan clubs around the world will be tweeting about Kristin’s commitments, and showing the world that vampires love tigers! (as you can see in the Tiger Manifesto, there are many vampires!)

When tweeting, please use #Vamps4Tigers  And to help you figure out what to tweet, here are some ideas for your consideration:

  • #Vamps4Tigers! I stand with Pam to protect tiger homes: #ProtectParadise @BauervanStraten
  • “U r not the only one whose fate hangs in the balance” #Vamps4Tigers join Pam to #ProtectParadise @BauervanStraten
  • Like @BauervanStraten, I don’t want everyday products linked to tiger extinction! #ProtectParadise #Vamps4Tigers

Check out Kristin’s support:

Kristin Bauer interview with Conscious Culture Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten is interviewed by Maranda Pleasant for “Origin” The Conscious Culture Magazine.  Read a portion of the interview below:


Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive?
Kristin Bauer: Art and the triumph of the human spirit – the two combined thrill me. It’s the “Braveheart” moment, the stuff Joseph Campbell talks about, “the heroes journey,” a beautiful documentary on a poignant topic, the fireman saving a kitten from a burning building. It’s the combo of heroism and kindness against the odds or even good reason. It implies immortality because it is the domain of the soul. That evidence of the spirit of life is what makes me get out of bed in the morning.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?
KB: Loss. I’ve had my share, less than so many though, but enough to feel empathy. It’s tough and I see it so much on Earth, too much suffering. The loss of free will I find unacceptable – what most of us refer to as rights.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?
KB: I can tell you what I am working on, which is being more cognizant of my actions and how they affect others, most I will never meet. I’ve begun with my purchases. I’m focusing on quality versus quantity – a nicer tee-shirt with organic cotton and buying just one or two instead of five that are cheaper but made with GMO cotton, which is hard on Earth, sewn by slave labor, shipped all the way from China on boats that use lots of oil and can kill whales with ship strikes and sold by (some) companies that could treat their employees better. It’s actually just a slight shift of attention. It’s caring a little more beyond myself. And I think it may be our only hope – and it feels much better to my soul, which in the end may be all we have.

MP: How do you handle emotional pain?
KB: I am either blessed or cursed with having little barrier between feeling emotions and displaying them for all to see. My heart is on my sleeve. It’s not comfortable but…I am an artist so it’s useful and my friends are used to me getting teary at any moment. So, it just runs through me and I know it will continue to, but my best source of grounding are animals and nature. Animals live more in the moment and don’t worry so much! And nature is proof of a greater power than myself. Both put things in perspective, or at least gently move us forward.

MP: Tell me about your latest project
KB: Right now I’m directing a documentary on elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching in Africa. Species of Rhinos have already gone extinct in the wild and elephants will be extinct in less than 10 years at this rate of killing. Africa is being raped mainly by Asia, but the second largest market for dead endangered animals is the US. Most don’t know this is happening. I didn’t, but once I found out, I had to try and help. My husband is from Africa and his family is from Kenya. This is very close to home for both of us and Abri will be doing the music for the movie. I’m in editing now…it’s been quite a long intense journey so far and I’m probably only about one third of the way.

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Photos of Kristin Bauer in Teen Horror film “Teen Lust”

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 5 - 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten is to be seen in the new horror film, “Teen Lust.”

SAW’s Cary Elwes returns to horror with Daryl Sabara, Jon Cor and Kristin Bauer van Straten in Teen Lust, which is being sold by Darclight at the upcoming EFM in Berlin.

Directed by Blaine Thurier, below are the first images of Kristin from this horror comedy.

Synopsis: “An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their Satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil.

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Kristin Bauer at Cirque de Soleil “Totem” Premiere

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 22 - 2014

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten and Abri van Straten attended ‘Totem’ from Cirque Du Soleil – Opening Night on January 21, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.



True Blood was well represented last night by Kristin Bauer van Straten and Sam Trammell, who both attended the premiere of Denis O’Hare’s play “An Illiad” at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Below are some photos from the red carpet of Kristin and Sam before the play. I also was there and saw the amazing play and I will write more about my experience of seeing “THE GREAT DENIS O’HARE” in the play in a future posting.

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Kristin Bauer on leaving Pam and True Blood behind

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 4 - 2013

Kristin+Bauer+van+Straten+6th+Annual+Television+vtsvpZ9_XMNxHuffPost Canada TV sat down with Kristin Bauer van Straten when she made a brief stop in Toronto, and they chatted about Pam and Tara’s relationship, how she wants Pam’s story to end, and what, if anything, she’s going to nab from set when “True Blood” wraps.

HuffPost Canada TV: How do you feel knowing that “True Blood” is coming to an end?
Bauer van Straten: I don’t like ends. Beginnings are sometimes good, but middles are awesome. Our middle is now over, and I don’t know what’s going to happen next year. I’m, of course, excited and also sad. I get to hang out with these people for another eight months and say these words and wear this clothing, and have this accent. [Laughs] It’s kind of a nice problem to have.

What about leaving the character? Leaving Pam behind?
What a great character. I often think, “God, do I get two [characters] in this life?” “Nurse Jackie” came around after “The Sopranos” [for Edie Falco], so it’s possible. But this is a great female character. She’s really free from concerns that plague humanity. It’s so refreshing, even between action and cut, to take that one-and-a-half minute break from any fear or worry or concern. She has two — clothing and Eric.

And herself.
[Laughs] OK, three.

If you could decide, what would you like to see happen to Pam in the final season?
I know nothing. One of the most significant things about Pam is Pam and Eric’s relationship. I’ll be very interested in whatever happens there in Season 7. That’s a relationship I’ve enjoyed a lot — it has many layers to it, but it’s incredibly pure.

What about your relationship with Tara?
Ah, that was fun. I love that pairing. I want to find out what happens with that relationship as well. It was so multi-layered. I went through a whole season trying to kill her, and I have to make her, so now she’s my baby, and she’s hot, so now I’m making out with her. [Laughs] I think that’s how life is, it’s messy. I like how — the HBO shows in particular — have those contradictions. Life is lived in the grey area.

In terms of sexuality, “True Blood” has always been an open show. How has it been working in that sort of environment?
It’s been great. Love the lesbian love. Love the concept of “open.” If it’s hot, it’s hot. That’s probably the way of immortality — there’s something elevating about that viewpoint. If you’re around for a long time and you get to step outside of social mores, things are going to look different.

What, if anything, are you going to take from set?
The yellow jumpsuit. The Wal-Mart suit. I have to have it. [Laughs]



The Vault Wishes Kristin Bauer Van Straten A Happy Birthday!

Posted by Lynnpd On November - 25 - 2013

The Vault wishes Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pam) a Happy Birthday – November 26.

Kristin Bauer’s Pam has become a Pop Culture Icon

Posted by Lynnpd On November - 22 - 2013

true-blood-pam-tv-fashion-4-hbo-325Only Kristin Bauer van Straten has the pipes to deliver Pam’s sarcastic zingers with such success.

Yes, but I had to lower it (her voice), because in my normal voice – my higher, optimistic voice – it just doesn’t work,” van Straten says. “It had to drop a little bit. And the Southern drawl helps.

Kristin was  recently in Toronto to promote the series that has lasted 7 seasons.  Did she expect it to last that long?

I did not, boy, I did not,” van Straten says when asked if she anticipated True Blood would run this long. “I guess there always is that hope in an actor’s mind that at some point you will get a great role to sink your teeth into, for lack of better words. But you can’t hope for that with every audition.

At a certain point you have to see yourself in it, you have to really create it before you book it, so you can book it. Then all the rest of it, which keeps it going for seven years, is so out of your control. But it has surprised me.

“I’m so biased, because I love these people and these writers so much. But they’ve taken it to a new depth. Saying they’ve taken it to a new level almost implies superficiality. They’ve peeled the onion every year, for each character.”

For Pam, a vampire whose coldness provides much of the humor on True Blood, the onion-peeling has revealed a softer side when it comes to her maker Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgård. Some observers actually have called Pam the most human character on the show.

I know, isn’t that funny?” van Straten says. “It’s almost like in painting, where I like to paint fairly dark, because the highlights just pop.

In that regard, True Blood‘s Kristin Bauer van Straten is a “pop-culture” icon.


Kristin Bauer Explains True Blood to Children

Posted by Lynnpd On November - 20 - 2013

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten was interviewed at Dogs for the Deaf, Hooray for HollyWOOF by actresses and hosts, Mikayla and Shayna Chapman in Los Angeles, CA.

Kristin was so sweet talking to the girls and was great at skirting around True Blood’s topic to be sure it was “G” rated.

Label this interview video below “extremeley cute.” Check it out below.


source: Mikayla Shayna OnLine Show

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten went to Denver last week to support the stoppage of the ivory trade by disposing of some personal ivory trinkets. She went to Denver as an ambassador for IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory stockpile in Denver.

For the first time ever, the US government destroyed their stockpile of illegal, seized ivory. Millions of dollars worth of murdered elephants. Ivory taken from illegal trafficking, just like heroin or guns. They crushed it, turned it to gravel.


Kristin says:

A few ounces of that crush was mine. I threw in an ivory statue, and an ivory bracelet brought back from Japan after WWII by my beloved father. He gave it to my mother, but it was eventually passed down to me.

Even though I loved my father, and I love my mother, this heirloom is just a thing. It is not life. In fact, this trinket was made at a cost of a beautiful creature’s life.

know my father would have thrown that bracelet in the crusher too if he saw what was happening today. After all, he was the one who taught me to value life, all life, and to experience awe in nature.

There were many moments of disbelief that day as we heard the numbers.

Elephants are really dying: One every 15 minutes, 96 a day, 30,000 a year. In less than 10 years, elephants may be gone from Africa. It is heart breaking.

This can’t be happening. But it is.

I also had moments of inspiration as I listened to the incredible speakers from many NGOs from the US to China to Africa. They each are working tirelessly with so little funds in comparison to the billions of illegal dollars the black market earns from death. The hearts and minds of these incredible people were truly inspiring.

I vacillated between despair and hope for two days.

As I looked at the tons of ivory in front of us the other day in Denver, I couldn’t help but wish that the elephants knew that there are some people working very hard, some even risking their lives, to save them. I stood at this historic event alongside many people I respect a great deal, and I wanted to give my all. I did interviews. I took photos. I filmed it for my documentary.

We’ll need more of us.

The people I got to rub elbows with in Denver have been giving it their all for many, many years, but it’s just not enough. Unless more people weigh in and make a concrete choice on if they will allow elephants to go extinct on their watch, the largest beings on Earth will disappear as if they were the tiniest.

I’d like to see more of us make the choice: Ivory or elephants?

Make it now and make it loudly. We must decide, and we must support our heroic NGOs and we must tell our government we need an all-out ban on the ivory trade.

We’ve reached a tipping point.

We need your help.

Tell everyone. If we do this enough and with persistence, the elephants may even hear it.

–Kristin Bauer van Straten

You can show your support by donating to IFAW at this address:



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