Alan Ball: ‘True Blood is more than embarrassing for its stars’


True Blood creator Alan Ball has said that the show is more than embarrassing for its stars.

Ball, who announced his intention to step down at the end of the show’s fifth season, opened up about its rampant nudity at the season premiere in Hollywood.

“Embarrassing doesn’t really cover it,” Ball said of what he makes his actors do. “A sock barely covers it.”

Meanwhile, Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays Pam on the HBO series, revealed that she has trouble getting clean after shooting episodes for the show.

“I had dirt everywhere,” she said. “My husband, he’s used to it. I mean, I was brushing my teeth and dirt was falling out of my eyebrows into the sink.”

The fifth season of True Blood premieres on Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c on HBO.

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