Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Nicole Wright, Sam's baby-mama)
What was the audition process like? I auditioned from my in-laws' basement in Detroit. My husband and I were visiting for Christmas. On my audition tape you can hear running water, my nephew crying upstairs and the water heater kept coming on…it was a hot mess. What was the scariest thing that you've shot on the series? Working with the wolves from Alcide's pack. They're actually real wolves! It’s no joke: they're howling and everything. So being chased by them is pretty scary. Who is your favourite True Blood character (other than your own) and why? Pam and Lafeyette are incredible. They are brutally honest which I love. What is the funniest thing you've seen on set? What is the weirdest thing you've seen on set? Whenever someone gets "the toad" on set it's hilarious. It’s a laminated toad that you receive if your cell phone goes off, if you're late, or mess up production in any way. If you could be any of the fantastical creatures from the series—vampire, faerie, werewolf, goddess, maenad, witch, shapeshifter—which would it be and why? I mean, c'mon, everyone wants to be a vampire. They're so badass. Are you friends with any of your castmates? We’re all pretty silly. Let’s just say Karolina and I can do a mean dance routine to Madonna's "Express Yourself."