On the first two seasons of HBO’s True Blood, Kristin Bauer showed up sparingly as Pam, the side kick to vampire mayor Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and co-owner of Fangtasia. Her devil-may-care attitude, witty quips and killer fashion sense had fans hoping they’d get to see more of her amongst the Sookie and Bill, Sam and Tara and other intense storylines.
Last year, it was announced that Kristin would become a series regular on the show, and Truebies rejoiced, as Pam is a huge part of the books the show is based on, and it also happens Pam becomes omnisexual, if not fully lesbian, around age 200.
Though her love of women was hinted at with flirty comments and sly gestures, season 3 will have Pam doing more than just playing around — she’ll actually have a relationship with a woman. Kristin Bauer took some time to call us and give us a few hints at what we have in store from Pam, lesbian vampire Queen Sophie-Ann (played by Evan Rachel Wood) and the rest of the gang on the super gay True Blood when it returns in June.
AfterEllen.com: It seems like Pam is going to be a much bigger part of this new season; how did that come to be?
I was a little nervous to kind of look online or see what people were saying about me and Pam. Then my husband and I were reading the books — he got kind of ahead and he said, “You know, Pam’s not really in it much until book four, and then she gets really big. So, this is Season 3 and I thought “OK, maybe next year,” and then they called and said “No, we wanna do it this year.” So it was really a mystery and also good, a huge Christmas gift.
AE: Is there going to be a lot of stuff going on in Fangtasia this year, like there was in the mini-episode where you and Eric were auditioning new dancers?
AE: Is Pam going to be having any sort of relationships this year?
AE: Is it with another vampire? Can you tell us anything about it?
AE: I love that Pam is bisexual or omnisexual, but that she’s also got great fashion. So many times, people like to assume that lesbians or gay women have really poor fashions, so I love that she’s so into shoes.