Lauren Bowles Discusses the Final Season of True Blood Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.13.2014
And what might happen between her and Andy…
TV Line recently interviewed True Blood actress Lauren Bowles, who spoke about the show's final season and recent events involving her character, Holly Cleary. Below are some highlights.
Her thoughts on hanging out with Carrie Preston and Jurnee Smollett: "Other than your ass getting awful sore from sitting on that floor for so long, we had so much fun. Our first day of filming — with the wonderful Mr. Moyer as our director, by the way — was in that saw room. Carrie and I started laughing because, literally, our first take of the season was just us screaming our little heads off. She turned to me and said, ‘Season 7, just start screamin',' so we decided that should be the tagline for the final season."
On if Holly's near-death experience will affect her future with Andy: "Well, just maybe. I do think that when you have this kind of life-or-death experience, it makes you want to live your life a little fuller, so perhaps that will be introduced into Holly's personal life."
Bowles on if Andy plans on proposing: "[Laughs] You know what, I think it really affected all of those guys. If you remember that other town that was wiped out, it was full of the same kind of people living in Bon Temps. They were eating their frozen pizza dinners, and the next thing they knew, they were dead. Everyone's having these philosophical moments with themselves, asking, ‘Am I living my life to the fullest?'
Bowles on if she's emotional about the show ending: "Completely. I just dropped my daughter off at kindergarten camp, and she was nine months old when I got cast on the show. I'm feeling very full all around, but it's also exciting to see what might be coming next. … It's every emotion under the sun."
Bowles on if the show ending leave the audience with possibilities or does it feel final: "That's a good question, and you know what? It's kind of both. Certain things are wrapped up — like, the final nail is put on the coffin — and for others, you see how certain people's lives could continue. I keep joking with our showrunner [Brian Buckner] about doing a True Blood movie, and he just looks at me like he wants to kill me. And I just say, ‘Come on, all the HBO shows are doing it!'"