Carrie Preston on Ghosts, Baby Mikey, & Redheads on TV

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Vulture has a new interview with True Blood‘s favorite new mom, Carrie Preston, talking about the Mavis/Lafayette/Baby Mikey drama, her favorite TV redhead, and being married to Lost’s Ben Linus (Michael Emerson).

Has your story line this season changed your opinion of ghosts? Do you believe in them?
I do think there’s a spiritual element in the world, yes. Have I experienced a ghost firsthand, per say? No. I guess I’ve experienced feelings or some kind of a presence. But I certainly haven’t seen any kind of transparent entity running around. And they certainly don’t fly in my mouth the way they do to Lafayette.

At the end of last episode, it seemed like Arlene had already forgiven Lafayette. Is that going to last?
I think for Arlene, she’s just relieved to have the child back; any ambivalent feeling she had about the child went away once that fire happened and she realized just how much she loved him and was going to do whatever she could to protect him. What I think has been interesting about my character this season is it also kind of taps into every parent’s fear that they might be raising some kind of demon child. Not a literal one — but, What if I don’t know how to raise this child? Or what if this child winds up having problems that I can’t handle?

(Read the rest of the interview here…)


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