Don Chareunsy: What’s in store for Sam Merlotte in Season 5 of “True Blood”?
Sam Trammell: It’s a very dangerous year for Sam. He’s got werewolves after him, and this complicates his relationship with Luna. And there are others. Many ups and downs and twists and turns -- and plenty of shifting.
D.C.: How are you most like your character? Least like him?
S.M.: I’m a fairly private person, like Sam Merlotte. I’m from Louisiana, as well. Of course, I can’t shift into animals, at least not that I know of.
D.C.: If you could be another character on “True Blood,” who would it be and why?
S.M.: I’d be Andy Bellefleur. I think Chris Bauer is an amazing actor, and his character always makes me laugh.
D.C.: You seem to host Las Vegas nightclub events at least once a year. What do you like to do when you’re in Las Vegas?
S.M.: I always see a show and have dinner at a nice place and stay out very late. I’m not a huge gambler, but I love to play poker.
D.C.: If you could shift into anything, what would it be?
S.M.: Given the traffic here today (in L.A.), I’d have to say a bird.