Huff Post asked Tara about everything from ghost encounters, pet peeves, worst jobs to most unusual talent and it definitely made a perfectly Odd Ball Interview!
"Everyone who has seen Sunday's episode of True Blood "Love is to Die" knows that Ginger scored a major victory this week. The result was one of the series' greatest-ever, and certainly one of its funniest scenes.
The strung-out, over-glamored, bar-slinging fangbanger we all know and love is played by the lovely and hysterical Tara Buck. After speaking with Carrie Preston (Arlene) last week, I jumped at the chance to chat with her this week, but, for fun, I wanted to ask her a few questions she's probably never been asked. The very questions I imagine Ginger asks when Fangtasia's hiring new staff."
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“I understood Ginger right away and felt like she was fun and wonderful in such a way that there were no limitations on how weird she could be,” notes the actress. “Fortunately, Alan specifically set the groundwork with each of our characters to the point where we felt we could do anything with them. He then took what we were doing, which Alan also always strongly supported, and used it to shape and develop our characters.
This season is definitely six years of a payoff for me, and I hope it is six years of a payoff for the audience, too, which I think it will be."
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"The penultimate episode of True Blood‘s final season had many memorable moments, but the one fans will have the most fun reliving involves Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Ginger (Tara Buck). Buck took EW inside what will go down as the series’ funniest sex scene—and explained how not wanting to hand off to your stunt double can lead to a burst of creativity and a great ab workout." Read full article here...
"The latest episode of True Blood's flashback-heavy final season delved into the origin of Fangtasia — and its dim-witted barmaid, Ginger (Tara Buck).
It was Ginger who convinced Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) to turn her and Eric's (Alexander Skarsgard) hole-in-the-wall video store into the vampire bar where, in the HBO drama's first season, Bill (Stephen Moyer) would take Sookie (Anna Paquin). She even had the idea for the throne on which Eric sits, calling him "sex on a throne," before Pam glamoured her and took credit for the plan.
Buck, a new series regular this season, tells The Hollywood Reporter that this isn't the last viewers will see of Ginger. "You really get her infatuation with Eric" in this season, she says. "It is something she has spent her life on every day, from morning to night, some day having either a sexual encounter or at least being validated in some way by him. I think that becomes her sole mission in life."
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: "We spoke with actress Tara Buck, who’s billed as a regular for the first time this season, about fan favorite Ginger’s backstory, which, along with Fangtasia’s origin story, was revealed in a series of glorious flashbacks."
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Sun Valley Magazine's 40th Anniversary - Summer 2014 issue is on news stands today. I'm very proud to say that I was raised in this beautiful town and to be included in the 40th Anniversary issue of Sun Valley's premiere magazine just lights me up!
"Sun Valley's Most Influential Leaders. For all it's glam and glitter, Sun Valley is and always has been more about people than the place. It's the people who really love and care about this place who make it so special. In honor or our 40th Anniversary Summer issue, we pay homage to and highlight the people who have made the arts, the culture..." Read full article
Uproxx fired off a few questions, 20 to be exact. Here are a few of the randoms. Enjoy!
You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?
Tequila with fresh lime and if you happen to have a good Jalapeno go ahead and add that. I love a spicy cocktail.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
@Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain). When I travel one of the first things I do is check to see if Anthony Bourdain has been to that area and the restaurants he recommends. I love to eat and explore. I’m all about trying new things but I’m thrilled to have someone else vet a place before I come.
It’s your last meal – what are you going out with?
Sushi. Masa Takayama as chef and a box of uni.
The first face that comes to mind when you think “punchable”?
King Joffrey, good riddance.
You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?
Lay on a beach with my favorite book, swim in the water and be lazy with my friends.
Where did you eat the best meal of your life?
Spago, Maui. The subtle flavors in every dish, the way the food looked on the plate, the impeccable service, the wine, and that incredible location make for a meal I’ll never forget.
What would you cook if Nic Cage was coming to your house for dinner?
Oh, you mean the one with the “special dietary habits”? I’d make my sexy raw kale salad with avocado, cranberries, almonds, goat cheese and my homemade dressing along with simply grilled salmon with a nice warm pink center. I’d make Nic a hand blended tequila or mezcal cocktail to start and then if he wanted wine with dinner I’d introduce him to Ledbetter Syrah.
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