Today TVLine, published an interesting quote from Stephen Moyer about his investment in what viewers think of his character, Bill Compton, especially now that Bill changed so much in Season 5 into something we’re still trying to figure out.
When Tara Ausiello asked how Stephen felt about Bill possibly inflicting physical harm on Sookie next season — perhaps even worse than the smackdown he gave Jessica in the penultimate S5 episode — Stephen said,
“If that’s dramatically compelling and fun and great to watch, then so be it. That’s awesome. One has to stop worrying about how one’s character is perceived. I think we all probably had a point in the series where you did worry about the public persona of our character. But I stopped worrying about that in Season 2. That’s not to say I don’t care. What I mean is you’re going to stop playing something authentically if you’re worried about how it’s going to be perceived.”