One of the many new character in season 5 when during episode 5.03 of True Blood Claude, played by Giles Matthey entered the shop where Jessica was trying on dresses. When he sees Jessica is vampire he quickly runs away and Jessica follows in pursuit, only to lose him. In the excerpts from an interview with Giles below, he talks about his role and the arc of Season 5 in general. He also touch on the departure of longtime show runner Alan Ball.
Tell us a little bit about your character.
My character’s name is Claude. And he’s a fairy. He’s very loosely related to Sookie. In the book he’s described as a ripped, musclebound strip club owner. They’ve gone a different way with me obviously, small skinny little rat that I am. But he’s a mentor figure, he helps Sookie to understand some things.
Do you think next year will mark a different era of “True Blood”?
This season certainly builds up to a climax. It’s spectacular. The fans will not be disappointed in the arc. I’ve watched a lot of “True Blood” and I think this season has started sharper and more focussed than the last, and that helps with the arc. It’s a whole journey with these characters.
What’s the biggest challenge of playing this character?
In the books Claude is described as bisexual and preferring men over women. But he puts his fingers in both pies if you will. And I’ve been raised by women my whole life, so I have that effeminate feel. I’m not the macho type, I’m very in touch with my emotions. That side of him is something that’s natural to be. I can empathize with what’s happening in the scene, and that’s the way you can create something great.
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