Chris Bauer Weighs In on Sheriff Bellefleur’s Lonely Life
Chris Bauer (Andy) says that despite all the half-dressed vampires running around, True Blood gets into some heavy stuff.
"I think for all of the comic book-type action and energy of True Blood, some situations are paradoxically pretty deep," he tells Zap2It. "Andy as a portrait of an addict is pretty accurate. As is with the case with an addict, it's got to get really, really, really bad and there's got to be consequences before you're going to change much.”
So, will there be an intervention by all the people who want the pre-V Andy they know and love back? Sadly, that would require the existence of Andy-lovers in the first place.
"For better or worse, he is a guy who has a pretty solitary life. There's only so many people he can affect," he adds. "Over four seasons, it's become really obvious that his solitude is mostly his own doing. He doesn't really engender himself positive to anybody and it's in spite of his desire because all he wants to do is belong to something special."
Ouch. Maybe he’s better off as an addict (kidding). Or maybe he’ll get help from his great-great-great-vampire, Bill. Will Andy ever learn of their relationship? "I hope he will find out about it because it's just one of those moments that would be a shame to waste.”
True! Not really likely to be one of those uplifting, addiction-all-better-now moments, though. Chris says what Andy really needs is a lady friend. "I can't think of anything else that will just wholesale solve his problems."
It is, indeed, difficult to think of anything that would solve Andy’s problems.