Most shows aim to make their stars look their beautiful best, but not “True Blood.” Kristin Bauer Van Straten — who plays the blunt vampire, Pam — sat down with TheWrap’s guest correspondent Jake Whetter to discuss the lengthy process of getting into character and how difficult it can be to look at the results.
“They want to make us look dead and cool, and they light the sets moody … there’s no beauty lighting,” Van Straten shared. “I love Lo-Fi — Lo-Fi is a good one.”
Kristin spends between two to four hours in hair and make-up to transform into Pam’s harsh look. The intimate face-to-face time has made Kristin very close with the make-up team as they apply the make-up and prosthetics that makes her appear “dead and cool.”
Once Kristin has her stone cold face painted on, she can become Pam, the bad ass.
“Almost everyone is sweeter than Pam,” Van Straten joked. “I see her as unconcerned about being liked. She is who she is, and she speaks the truth — she’s saying what we’re all thinking.”
As the final season approaches, Kristin has already begun reminiscing and wants to start collecting all of Pam’s great one-liners. But there’s still more to look forward too. Kristin shared a little joke on the show: there is no true death.
The seventh and final season of HBO’s “True Blood” premieres Sun., June 22.
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