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Kristin Bauer at the Frye flagship opening yesterday.

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True Blood’s Kristin Bauer on Next Season and Pre-Vampire Pam: a Victorian-Era Hooker, Perhaps?

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer is making the Fashion Week rounds, and at the Frye flagship opening party on Friday she hinted at what to expect for Pam in the season finale on Sunday: “I have sort of a cliffhanger. I definitely wouldn’t say that Pam’s situation gets better this season before the end of the year,” she told Vulture. “I’m really dying to see the first script for season five. So I’m not feeling relaxed and calm; I’m like, Oh my God, what happens next?

Bauer did offer up one nugget about next season: “Alan [Ball] said that I would get my flashback, my making, you know, when Eric made me.” And she’s already creating scenarios for what that may be like. “I’m imagining; it’s all in my head, a combination of the books and other things that I’m putting together. Each vampire gets that flashback, and so I’m picturing little snippets. Like, there was a line: ‘I’m not a hooker,’ that was a long time ago. So I’m like, okay, maybe she’s a hooker. And then it would be, like, the Victorian era, so I’m picturing a Victorian-era hooker. And then I have this other thing where Eric saves Pam, so I’ve got some alley, hooker, Victorian costume,” she laughed.

And, she figures, whatever they dream up for Pam, the costumes will be fun, like the “bondage-corset” outfits she wears to work at Fangtasia. “Now we have this concept of she’s Barbie that you dress for every occasion. So we have, like, ‘I’ll Kill You Barbie;’ ‘Safari Barbie;’ ‘Exercise Barbie.’ This year we even had, like, a Nazi Barbie, when she was going to really kill,” Bauer laughed.

Shooting begins in November, and Bauer can’t wait. “I’m so glad that I just have a couple of months before I’m back in that world. Because it’s been a great hiatus, and I did this other movie that was really fun, and great to play a human, but I miss Pam and I miss my maker,” she said, laughing. “The worlds are sort of melding.”

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