Interview: ‘True Blood’ star Jessica Clark
I recently attended ScareFest, one of the nation’s premiere Horror conventions, and while there I had the pleasure of talking with True Blood‘s Jessica Clark who you probably know as the Vampire Goddess Lilith. She was nice enough to answer a few questions and talk about what it’s like being a huge fan of a show that you also happen to be in. If you aren’t caught up, there are a few spoilers so consider yourself warned.
Thanks so much talking with us. First of all, I’m a big True Blood fan.
Oh me too!
Absolutely! I watched it from the very first episode ever and I’ve been a fan the entire time.
I assume you haven’t heard much of what’s going to happen next with your character, but as a fan, what do you suspect or hope will happen?
Even if I knew, which I don’t, I would never hesitate to guess because the writers constantly surprise me. Every single time I’m blown away with what they have planned for me next. All I know is that I love being Lilith and that this season we got to see so much more range in her character, but I don’t know. As long as I get to be a part of the show I’m happy!
What other storylines interest you the most?
I think Pam is my favorite character. She’s a real draw for me, just with her character in general especially with Tara. Actually I would love to see Lafayette have a stronger storyline again in season 7 because he’s superb. Pam and Lafayette are my two favorites.
What about Hoyt’s exit?
Oh I thought it was so unbelievable done! He was magnificent in it. I’ll admit it, I cried. I really did. It was just so powerful. Did I mention Jessica? She’s another favorite of mine as well.
Do you find it difficult to connect with a show while watching it when you were on the other side making it?
I think it’s maybe changed a little bit now that I’m part of the show, but where I’ve been a fan for so long I still get a big kick out of it. It’s funny, if I’m at one of the wrap parties if I’ve had a cocktail or two, I’ll go up to Kristin (Bauer) and say “I have to tell you, I think you’re so amazing!” and she’s like “Uh Jessica I know. We work together. We have lunch together, remember?” I still have that, but my first few days on set I really had to control the fangirl in me and sort of be the professional. I think both parts are able to exist.
Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
I’m back out auditioning as the show doesn’t start filming again until December so I have a few things that look like they’re going to happen but unfortunately it’s secret stuff until I find out for sure.
Are there any other shows you’re keeping up with right now?
Oh yeah! I’m a huge Sons of Anarchy fan. I’m a huge Breaking Bad fan. Homeland is one that I absolutely love. Game of Thrones of course.
All the good ones, basically?
I mean I like to think that I have excellent taste in TV. (laughs) There’s so much amazing TV being made right now. So many good hour-long dramas with exceptional character development, a focus on strong women, and outstanding production values. It honestly feels like you’re watching a movie every week. So yeah, I’m definitely keeping up with a lot of shows.
It’s changed a lot from the sitcoms of the ’90s.
It has. Of course there’s a place for things like that. I mean I enjoyed things like Roseanne but with these complex storylines and characters that you get now, you just can’t beat it. I honestly feel like the best writing on television is happening right now.