Rutina Wesley: Tara as a Vampire Is a “Game-Changer”
What happens when a vampire hater becomes one herself?
Vampire-fearing Tara must face the demon inside her after being turned in last night's True Blood premiere. Rutina Wesley tells TV Line that this is "a whole new Tara" — one who may not forgive best friend Sookie Stackhouse or cousin Lafayette Reynolds for their choice to "save" her.
"Only time will tell," she says of Tara forgiving her friends. "I can say that the relationships will never be the same. It’s definitely a game-changer on many levels."
After getting shot in the head, Rutina had no idea what Tara's fate would be, but she's happy to explore a new side of her character ... and some different makeup effects.
"There was a point when Stephen [Moyer] came up to me in the makeup trailer and said, 'Still enjoying being a vampire?'" she laughed. "It is difficult. It’s a whole new routine you have to get used to. But it’s been so much fun."