Jamie Gray Hyder Howls About True Blood Season 6; Two New Clips from Episode 6.03 - You're No Good
Either you’re a wolf or a vamp. Everybody knows that. From the PG-13 fare that is Twilight to the sexy "True Blood," everyone comes down to one or the other. Jamie Gray Hyder of "True Blood" is wolf. All wolf.
Hyder can currently be seen in "True Blood" as sexy wolfpack member Danielle. She recently sat down with Dread Central to talk about her background and give us a bit of insight into the upcoming season of "True Blood." Below her comments we have a pair of clips from tonight's Episode 6.03, "You're No Good."
Hyder opened by providing some background on her character: "I play Danielle. She was also in last season as a member of the wolfpack. She kind of starts off this season with a bang. She's really a home-wrecker and causing a lot of drama. In the first episode she actually had a threesome with Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Rikki (Kelly Overton) in an attempt to try to break up what they've got going on between them." Yep. We're all pretty familiar with that scene! Muy caliente!
We asked Hyder about her acting background and how she arrived at her lycanthropic destiny. "I've been performing since I was a little girl on stage on the East Coast," Hyder said. "I went to college for acting at the University of Georgia, and I came out to LA once I graduated in order to work in film and television."
And in a city of a million actresses, Hyder managed to shine through the masses. "I'd been here for a few years and done a lot of auditions when I got an audition for 'True Blood'," Hyder recalled. "It was just one line, and I did my one line as best I could. The audition went well and I actually got a call two hours later saying that I booked it." And from that moment on, Ms. Hyder was all about the wolfpack.
Hyder mentioned that even though we've seen Danielle in the previous season, she comes into her own this year. "It's a much bigger role than last year," Hyder explained. "Danielle is much more involved in a lot of the action that's going on and has a bigger part in the wolfpack this season."
One thing fans of "True Blood" are certainly familiar with is the fact that each season carries its own stamp, its own personality, and Hyder states that Season 6 will be no different. "This season definitely has its own style to it, but they've really streamlined the plotline this season and sort of cut the fat. It's kind of simplified everything a little bit, but I think it's going to be really exciting for the fans."
And when asked about her favorite castmates, it was no surprise whom Hyder named. "I love working with everyone from the wolfpack. We all have a really good time when we're shooting," Hyder said. "But as for the other actors on the show, I love Nelsan Ellis (who plays Lafayette), and I love Pam as well; I think Kristin (Bauer van Straten) is great!" Don't we all?
Finally, we asked Hyder just what type of supernatural creature she most relates with. Is it the wolfpack that we associate her with, or is she more vamp? She answered very simply, "Wolves, for sure. Definitely." Ah, a woman after my own heart.
Episode #6.03: “You’re No Good” (6/30/13; 9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Irate over Burrell’s (Arliss Howard) blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) takes matters into his own hands. After dangerously testing the limits of his powers, Bill (Stephen Moyer) enlists a TruBlood innovator to synthesize a new type of blood – but has difficulty finding the right donor.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) begins to learn why Warlow is after her. Sam (Sam Trammell) receives unexpected help from Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finds his past ideals turning into a current nightmare. Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Howard Deutch.
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