True Blood’s Newest Cast Member, Rob Kazinsky, Talks About His Audition


rob-kazinsky-true-bloodRob Kazinsky is the newest cast member of the HBO vampire drama, True Blood.  The British actor hasn’t had any trouble becoming part of the team, who have worked together for six seasons.

“It’s been wonderful.  You meet these people and work with these kind of people and you don’t expect them all to actually be good people, but they are all good people,” he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.  “There usually has got to be one bad egg.  I usually do a lot of my stuff with Anna [Paquin], and her and Stephen [Moyer] could not be more accommodating, more generous, more giving.  They are so intolerant of ego, like if you are getting naked, you are damn well getting naked, and they make it really easy for you to do good work.  They have been wonderful to me.”

The audition process to play part-fairy Ben wasn’t a difficult one.  “It was pretty good,” Kazinsky admitted.  “It was just two auditions.  I just went in and did a reading with Anna.  From the moment I read the character I was like, ‘I’ve got this.  This is so me.’  I just knew from the minute I read it that I could play this character and that it felt really right to me.  But I am determined to masculine up the fairy genre.  I am a 200-pound hairy fairy, and I kind of want to be less Elton John and more Justin Timberlake.”

True Blood airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m.

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