Are you anxious to see what happens next with Sookie and Ben in True Blood?
Below are a couple new questions grabbed from an interview with Rob Kazinsky about his character of Ben/Warlow on True Blood that might shed some light on what’s going to happen this Sunday.
ETonline: Did Warlow know that Sookie was setting him up at the end of Sunday’s episode or did she catch him off guard?
Kazinsky: Oh, she caught him off guard. For all his power and all his strength, he hasn’t survived by being smart. He survived by hiding. While he’s incredibly powerful, he’s also in love. Warlow’s been waiting for Sookie for thousands of years, so he’s befuddled and besotted and can easily be taken advantage of. Love can make fools of even the smartest of us.
ETonline: So you do consider it love?
Kazinsky: Absolutely. It’s 100 percent love. Yes, he set that whole thing up where she found him by the side of the road after he attacked himself, but there was an instant attraction that wasn’t fake. But, just because he feels it doesn’t mean it’s right. And when you have an 86,000 year old vampire faerie that wants to have babies with someone who doesn’t want that, it can be a very tough situation. He’s also a very old fashioned creature that’s been in solitary confinement for years, so there are oddities she’ll have to deal with, all of which make him not a straight-forward good guy or a straight-forward bad guy. Warlow is what True Blood does very well: a character who lives in the shades of grey.
ETonline: And if Sookie doesn’t want him, Jason might after last episode’s memorable shaving scene!
Kazinsky: I am so proud of that scene [laughs]. I read “Jason and Ben are topless and naked” in the script and was like, “What?” I actually thought it was a joke; like a hazing of the new guy where they put a same-sex sex scene in the script, so I was reading it thinking they’d be like, “Kidding!” But it never happened. And Ryan [Kwanten] was like, “We’re going to make this scene so great!” So I was game, but it was the hardest thing I’d ever filmed in my life simply because we couldn’t keep a straight face. It’s one of the most fun things I’ve ever filmed in my life. I said on Twitter that no matter what I achieve in my career, I’ll be fine if I’m solely remembered as the guy who shaved Ryan Kwanten. It was a proud moment that played so well.