by John P. Johnson on tvwatch.people.com
As True Blood’s Sam Merlotte, the shape-shifting owner of Bon Temps’s favorite bar, Sam Trammell has seen some pretty shady characters walk through the door. First, there were the vampires. Now, even his regular customers are out of control. Trammell spoke to PEOPLE about working with Anna Paquin, his frequent nude scenes and what’s in store for the final episode.
How has life changed since True Blood took off?
Towards the end of the first season, I definitely started getting recognized a little bit here and there … but this season it’s every single day and it’s really cool. People are just really passionate.
You thought you’d be perfect as a shape-shifter?
I didn’t really know about the shape-shifting aspect until Alan Ball … told me, “You’re going to be a shape-shifter.” And it was at that point that I bought some of the books and started reading just to see if I could get any information about Sam and shape-shifting.
Is it difficult doing all those nude scenes?
I did full frontal nudity three or four times on stage, which is more than what I’m doing on this show. But it’s a little more awkward for me than everyone else because when they’re naked it’s because they’re having sex and they’re in … a closed set. For me, it’s because I was just an animal and I turned into a human and I could be anywhere … It’s always like I’m in the middle of outside in front of everyone and I’m standing there or running. Seeing yourself run while you’re naked is the worst.
To read the whole interview HERE
Another great insight to ‘True Blood’. And I loved Sam’s comments about Anna Paquin and his feelings after changing back to his human form. What do you think may happen at the last episode of season 2 tomorrow?