“True Blood” just kicked off its Season 5 with a stellar start this past Sunday, but series star Sam Trammell is already sharing details about the upcoming finale.
The actor, who plays shape shifter Sam Merlotte on the hit HBO series, stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday where he told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that season will end with something that left him dumbfounded.
“The season finale this year — we just read it yesterday. There’s something that happens to me that is just ridiculous. It’s great, it’s great!” the excited actor told Billy and Kit.
Sam is no stranger to eye-brow raising stories on “True Blood.” In past seasons he’s shifted into a slew of animals (dog, horse, fly, bird, bull) shot his brother, fought werewolves and even locked lips with vampire Bill Compton in a dream sequence – but this season’s mystery plot might be his most challenging.
“We’re shooting [the finale] now,” he explained. “I got excited, until I realized what was technically going to be demanded. It’s going to look great, [and] it’s going to feel kind of odd.”
As for looking great himself, Sam – who has quite a bit of onscreen nudity (like most of the show’s male stars) – told Billy and Kit he keeps fit in a variety of ways.
“You try to exercise, you try to mix it up. I go surfing, you do a little jumping rope,” he said of his fitness regime.
Adding with laugh, “You basically don’t eat food.”
“True Blood” airs Sundays at 9 PM on HBO.
-- Jesse Spero