We are continuing our series of features about the new characters coming to True Blood in the new season. 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 Portia Bellefleur
Portia Bellefleur is one character that many fans have been waiting to see brought to life in Alan Ball’s True Blood. Portia is Andy Bellefleur’s sister. She is a lawyer by profession, and very proud of her family heritage. Portia and Andy live with their grandmother, Caroline, in the once grand, antebellum house that is now decaying and ruined; the Bellefleur money being long gone and brother and sister too busy to keep it up.
The books describe Portia as “built as squarely as her brother, but she had long, thick, chestnut hair that she kept beautifully tended. It was the one sign that she had not completely given up yet.” She wasn’t overly fond of Sookie and definitely did not like Bill Compton. However, that did not stop her from using Bill to try finding Lafayette’s murderer in “Living Dead in Dallas”. Lafayette’s body had been discovered in Andy’s car.
Since Lafayette is definitely not dead in True Blood, we do not yet know how she will be introduced in the series, or what her function will be. The casting call describes her as “easy on the eyes and sharp in the courtroom. The casting call also specifies that the actresses auditioning must be comfortable with nudity.” The role was won by Courtney Ford .
Portia Bellefleur in Brief
Age: Just past 30
Relatives: Andy, brother; Caroline, grandmother
Location: Bon Temps