True Blood Season 3: Who Is Claudine?

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This is part 14 in our series of features about the new characters coming to True Blood in season 3. We’ll be taking a look at these new characters using both information from casting calls and from the novels on which the show is based. Beware, spoilers ahead!

Who Is Claudine?

One of our most hotly anticipated characters to make the leap from the Sookie books to the True Blood television series is Claudine. A compelling character in her own right, Claudine is also the catalyst for some incredible storylines that play out over the course of the Sookie Stackhouse novels.

Lara Pulver plays Claudine on True Blood season 3

Lara Pulver plays Claudine

Let’s start with the basics: Claudine is a fairy. We first meet her in the fourth Sookie novel, Dead to the World, where she is described as a gorgeous woman, at least six feet tall, with dark hair, pale skin, and large, almond shaped dark eyes.  She has a beautiful smile and Sookie says Claudine’s skin reminds her of the skin of a plum. Although she first tells Sookie that she is in Shreveport simply because of all the supernatural happenings, Sookie later discovers that Claudine is, in fact, her fairy godmother who is working her way up to becoming an angel. A strong, intelligent being, she saves Sookie from danger on multiple occasions, and Sookie becomes quite fond of her.

Claudine is one of triplets: she has a brother, Claude, who owns a strip club; and a sister, Claudette, who is deceased. As Sookie’s fairy lineage is revealed, she learns that the fairy triplets are cousins of hers, a few times removed. Tragically, Claudine is killed in a devastating battle at the end of Dead and Gone, the ninth book, while pregnant with a full-blooded fairy child.

Claudine’s role on True Blood has yet to be fully revealed, of course. We do know that she is a fairy and that she is Sookie’s protector. Based on casting, we expect that she will have pale skin, dark hair, and large, beautiful eyes. However, she will not be 6 feet tall as she is in the books. On the series, Claudine appears to be in her 30s or 40s. We’ll get our first look at her in episode 3.07 when she appears to Sookie in “a golden vision” where she imparts a warning to Sookie.

Lara Pulver has been cast as Claudine in True Blood.

Claudine In Brief

Sex: Female
Species: Fairy
Age: Unknown
Status: Single
Relatives: One of triplets; brother Claude survives; sister Claudette deceased; distant cousin of Sookie & Jason
Occupation: Unknown
Location: Here and there

Fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries since 2001, and co-admin of True-Blood.net since 2008. Team Sookie!

10 Comments

  1. elizabeth

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Alan Ball casting is fantastic! Claudine is a very important character in my opinion and Lara looks just the way she was described in the book. Beautiful Warrior/Fairy Godmother!

  2. S.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Nice work. I remember seeing this actress in Robin Hood on BBC America and remarking on here beauty…so, will we get a Claude also? 😀

    • Courtney

      May 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

      Oh I hope so!! 😀

  3. Desiree J.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:39 am

    She is gorgeous to the max!
    Now all we need in a sexy Claude to match xD
    I like how Alan Ball is introducing many further in characters into season 3
    but there should be some left to the imagination or for suprise/suspense.

  4. Felicia

    May 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Like the casting call, I also thought Charisma Carpenter might be a good choice… Why so early? too many characters too soon. I would like to see who would be cast as Claude unless he will be on hold for season 4. No Quinn casting yet….

    • Nica

      June 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

      I have my cast pics in my head already from the books descriptions. Greg Vauhn, ex- Lucky General Hospital, and Billy Zane, “the deep End”, as Quinn. Mmmm.

  5. Kirsti

    May 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I wish she was taller ’cause she’s only 5′ 4″ (1.63 m) :/

  6. autumn

    June 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    i hope there’s going to be a Claude. that would be sweet! a couple of my choices for Claude:
    Noah Segan
    Matthew Gray Gubler
    Jack Huston

    • Mel

      June 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      Oooh, I could see Jack Huston as Claude, and he bears a resemblance to Lara. Good call!

  7. total23

    July 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Claudine Is Not Sookie’s Distant Cousin…In The Books Claudine’s Grandfather Is Sookie’s Great Grandfather, Which Means That Claudine Is One Of Sookies Parent’s First Cousin….The Child Of Your First Cousin Is Not A Distant Cousin!

    Can’t Wait Too See Claudine In The Show!