True Blood’s Pam, Kristin Bauer van Straten, left off at the end of True Blood Season 5 with a scene where she and her progeny, Tara pretty much launched their bi-sexual relationship. Below in a portion of an interview with Metro US, Kristin talks about this new relationship, that she is definitely Team Eric and provides some hints about what we can expect in True Blood Season 6.
What can you tell me about what’s going on with Pam this season, without revealing any spoilers?
That’s always the challenge isn’t it? We’ve been shooting such long hours all week that I’ve got to get caught up on the trailers so I know what they reveal. I think it’s safe to say there is a human-vampire conflict that’s escalated from what the Authority did last year. And that, of course, causes problems for Pam. So she’s trying to figure out her relationship with her new baby/lover, you know, Rutina (Wesley, who plays Tara). And she’s just reunited with her Maker, she wasn’t sure if he was alive. And then, on top of it, the humans are fighting back.
So it’s safe to say that things are pretty complicated?
Things are a little intense.
When the show first started, did you know that Pam was going to become such a big part of the show?
I definitely did not. Yeah, that was a really lovely surprise because, when I auditioned, they said that it was a guest starring role, possibly recurring. And first season, once Alex (Skarsgård) and I started they kept calling us back. But Season 2, there wasn’t as much Pam. So all of a sudden when Season 3 came around and they started adding quite a bit more Pam, that was a lovely surprise because I love the role and I also love the people I’m working with. We have so much fun. They’re very, very fun people. The hours are long so it makes a huge difference.
Pam is actually one of my favorite characters on the show, and her character has really evolved. She was straight-up evil in the beginning, but now they’re revealing a lot more layers to the characters. Do you think she’s more good than bad?
I don’t know if it is a bad sign, or if I’m becoming sort of delusional, but I don’t know if she’s good or evil — but she’s definitely…correct. I feel like what she says, we’re all thinking. You know, she only kills bad people. I feel like she’s a little bit of the person we all wish we could be, but we wouldn’t be able to maintain jobs and friends. (laughs). And Pam is lucky enough to have stepped out of, on purpose, all of those concerns. And, you know, to be top of the food chain, she doesn’t have to worry about liking anybody or vice-versa, people liking her especially. I just think it’s really refreshing.
To steal a “Twilight” thing, are you Team Bill or Team Eric?
There’s just no way for me to separate myself completely from the character, I just have to be Team Eric.
I’m Team Eric too, but maybe I just think he’s cuter. But I do like Bill.
I like Bill too, and I certainly like how Pam makes fun of Bill.
In the rest of this interview with Kristin, where she answers a few more random and “fun” questions. Read more by going to: metro.us