"I love playing with Todd Lowe. He's so great and he's so present and he and I have the same work ethic," she gushed. "This is a great season for him and so it was really great to see the evolution of his character, to go a little bit into his past. I really enjoyed playing in those scenes with him that were more emotional and more realistic."
With all the not-so-realistic things happening in Bon Temps and a large ensemble of characters, there's a lot to keep track of in the True Blood world, which can be daunting for an actor given the fast pace of television. How does she keep it all straight?
Carrie explains that while she reads all the scripts, she focuses primarily on what's happening with Arlene, so the show as a whole is actually easier for her to follow when it airs. "It's more confusing on the page," she said. "It really is helpful to see the finished product."
Arlene may be Carrie's most notable role, but she's a versatile and experienced actress, who developed her interest in the craft at a young age. "I grew up in Macon, Georgia and my older brother John was doing plays in community theater when we were kids," she explained. "I was watching him do these plays and I thought, 'I'll have to try that too.' I started doing plays when I was eight or nine years old, and I just became what they call a lifer. I wanted to do it all the time, and so I did."
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