Chris Bauer Reflects on 7 Years in Bon Temps
Digital Spy caught up with Chris Bauer recently to talk about the end of True Blood and seven years playing Andy Bellefleur.
On Andy’s character development:
“It’s amazing to look over your shoulder as the guy who played that part and see how Andy started, without really ever having a single conversation with a writer or inferring where I’d like him to go.
“I feel that the True Blood writers were very sensitive and took Andy in a direction that became more and more interesting to me. He was more human, and less of a buffoon or one-note clown about to slip on a banana peel. He became a guy who struggled to keep his world together, which I identify with.”
His thoughts on who Sookie ended up with:
“I think it doesn’t matter. With the benefit of time, the way the show ended, you are at least invited to consider that the best case scenario of any tale is that life goes on.”
On the likelihood of more True Blood:
“It would be really hard to think of a scenario where you could really resurrect the atmosphere and the tones and the playfulness of True Blood for its own sake. If they called me and said we’re gonna shoot something and everybody is gonna show up on this day, I would be there early.
“But in terms of the audience, I feel like it would be hard to come up with a reason to tell those stories again. Bottom line is, if you throw a party, I will be there!”