SPOILERS: Janina Gavankar Spills Luna’s Secrets

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Janina Gavankar was nabbed by Inside True Blood for some scoop on Luna and Sam in season 5.

Gianna: What’s happening for Luna this season?

Janina: Ohhhh, just general insanity. I’d like to say she’s ONLY dealing with losing the father of her child, but her life is just getting more and more complicated this year.

Gianna: Do you think Luna and Sam are the real deal? Are they meant to be?

Janina: Do I, Janina, think so? YES! I LOVE them together. Finally, a not-so-effed-up shifter who understands her and will adore her for her, drama and all. Does Luna think so? I think she’s a cautious and smart momma. She’s not trying to run to the altar again anytime soon.

Gianna: How do you prepare yourself for a day of shooting? Do you do anything specific to “get into character”?

Janina: It depends on the material at hand. If it’s a morose moment, I have to keep myself in a certain headspace, to be able to burst into tears, or have the character on the verge, because I don’t snap into that place easily. Otherwise, I like to have a lot of fun on set. I don’t hang out in my trailer all day. I’d rather crack jokes with the crew. I was just saying to Sam last week, I think I’ve talked to him in silly voices MORE than I’ve talked to him in my normal voice since I’ve met him.

Gianna: What’s your favorite quality about Luna?

Janina: Her protective nature. She’ll cut you if you mess with her, or those she loves.

Gianna: What’s your most disliked aspect of her?

Janina: Her skepticism. In some ways it’s what makes her a survivor, but sometimes I just wanna say, “Lady! He’s a good guy! You can trust him! Now kiss’m and just be happy, already!”

Gianna: Alan has mentioned that a lot of Season 5 is about the Vampire Authority…How does that affect the shifters in our favorite little town? Do the species mix?

Janina: Well, look, the Authority will affect everyone on this planet at some point, so… yes. But right now, the shifters have something else to deal with.

Gianna: Any fun memories from this season?

Janina: Yeah! Your text, asking me if I’d read Sookie at a table read. Anna couldn’t make it, so I gave it a go. Somewhere along the way I started finding the rhythm and melody to the way Sookie speaks. Sheer fun. Ooo! And wandering the lot after a fitting and meeting the wolf wranglers. They showed me two lil’ baby wolf pups in a cage!

Gianna: And finally, sum up the season in one word:

Janina: OMFG… that’s kinda one word, right?

Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of True-Blood.net. Anxiously anticipating season 6.


  1. Whitney

    May 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    OMFG…. is good. This season, I have a feeling, will once again top the previous season. Don’t know how they do it but there is always something more and more edge of your seat drama. The season hasn’t started and im already on the edge of my seat!

    Isn’t it June yet? 🙂

  2. Elisha_Q

    May 18, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Janina is so funny, too bad we can’t see that table read of her as Sookie.

  3. Bethany

    May 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I so hope that sometime after the episode in question airs, they will release a clip of the table read. That sounds like so much fun.

  4. aqh45

    May 31, 2012 at 3:32 am

    i want to see if emma is going to be a were or a shifter. a wolf-pup would be too sweet!