‘True Blood’ Season 5 Scoop: Rutina Wesley Will Be Back
Undoubtedly one of the most shocking moments from True Blood‘s Season 4 finale is the death of Tara Thornton (portrayed by the tough-as-nails Rutina Wesley). Tara had her brains blown out by Debbie in the final episode, which had viewers wondering if she’s gone for good. Wonder no more. In a recent interview with TV Line Wesley says we’ll see more of Tara in Season 5.
TVLINE: When did you first find out Tara was getting shot in the head?
[Series creator] Alan Ball himself pulled me aside early on and told me that this was happening. And I was like, ‘OK, that’s cool.’ I know I’m coming back in some capacity, I just don’t know how I’m coming back. It’s scary as an actor to be in that position. Whatever they do, I think it’s the Golden Hour for Tara. But I don’t know how they’re going to revive me or if I’m dead. And that’s the big question: Can she be saved?
Yes. I know I’m coming back. I just don’t know in what capacity.
TVLINE: If she is brought back to life, it seems unlikely she’ll just be the same old Tara.
I like playing a human on the show. I like not having any powers. I like being the voice of reason. But it wouldn’t be a drama if we didn’t have a shift in things. Everything’s up in the air because half of my head is missing. [Laughs] I know Alan has big plans for me next season. But has he shared those plans with me? Not really.
So, there you have it, True Blood fanatics. Tara will be back with half her head missing. Oh True Blood, you never cease to amaze.