In the interview below with TVGuide, True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll talks about the big 180 degree turn that True Blood is taking in the second half of Season 5. Read part of the interview with Deborah below:
How will Roman’s death change the war?
Deborah Ann Woll: In the previous episodes, when Roman is walking around the table and he knows there’s a traitor in his midst, it sort of looked like everybody thought it was going to be them. So I don’t know how much our Authority members really believe in mainstreaming. Do they believe in it because they actually believe in it? Or do they believe in it because they were afraid of Roman? Or do they believe in it because it’s what is vogue right now? We don’t know where everyone’s loyalties lie. In the aftermath of the death of Roman, we’ll see more clearly who will fall where.
What will we see of war between the mainstreamers and the Sanguinistas?
Woll: The tension so far has been between the Guardian, who is so extremely mainstream that it’s self-hating in a way, and the Sanguinistas, who are so extremely pro-vampire that it’s elitist. We have people on both sides of the extremes and they’re going to have to fight it out at some point. Then people like Jessica, who are really right down the middle, are going to get caught in the middle of all that.
While that war is building, so is the inevitable one between the vampires and the faeries. What can you tell us about how that is ramping up this season?
Woll: Right now the faeries are pretty safe. They have the portal to their club where they can stay away from vampires. We also know, we have Russell now, who appears to be stronger than we thought he was. He looks all weak at the hospital, but he was able to take down the Guardian of the Authority. We know how much he likes faeries and he likes faerie blood, so that’s a strong adversary. He had Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) blood and probably hasn’t forgot about it.
What interaction will Jessica have with Russell, if any?
Woll: A little bit, certainly her maker [Bill] is in the presence of Russell, and we’ll see how long he lets Jessica stay home alone, particularly if there are big changes to come in the power structure. I think she’s scared of [Russell]. He’s made life very hard for her as a vampire. Here’s this guy who was on television and killed a human being in a very violent manner and made the entire world very scared of who Jessica is. They’re going to be on opposite sides.
We haven’t seen a lot of Jessica and her maker Bill (Stephen Moyer) this season. What can you tell us about what’s to come?
Woll: They’ll have to connect at some point. He’s in a very difficult situation with the different political power structures and he has to get his progeny involved to make sure she’s not a liability in any way. He has to get that under control. I do think it’s going to be more dangerous for her.
Considering Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) released Pam (Kristin Bauer), was there any worry in Jessica’s mind that that might happen with Bill?
Woll: Oh, yes, and it doesn’t necessarily just have to be a release thing either. He could just become a different person. Like they said, Bill’s looking for something to believe in, and so far Jessica’s been a good anchor for him. He’s lost Sookie, he’s lost his family, but he has this progeny that surprisingly he’s very proud of and happy to have made. They really only have each other right now, and it would be devastating for either of them to find out that the other one isn’t who they fought for.
Do you think the arrival of Lilith might affect Bill?
Woll: I think the arrival of Lilith is going to change everything. It’s going to change everyone, and that certainly includes Bill, it includes Jessica, it includes Russell, it includes Jason. Yes, I think everybody’s going to change with the arrival of such a strong, powerful icon. It’ll be like the second coming of Christ, in a way. This powerful force is actually going to impact her life in a very real way.
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