"It is not at all unusual for a standout recurring character in a television series, or even a guest star, to transition into a series regular after a year or two. Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) had been doomed to die in the first hour of Justifiedand has now completed over 60 episodes. Glee's antagonist Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) was meant to merely recur. On Nashville, actors Will Chase and Oliver Hudson recurred in season 2 and will be upped to series regulars in the fall. Amir Arison, a guest star on The Blacklist, has been promoted to series regular... Martin Sheen initially contracted for a four-episode arc on The West Wing to portray President Bartlet. On True Blood, the lusty young vampire Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), a first season guest star, became a series regular for all subsequent seasons.
That is why I am so intrigued by the rare trajectory of her cast-mate, Tara Buck. Tara played a recurring character in season 1. And season 2. And season 3. And in every season until now, the HBO hit's seventh and final season. Starting June 22,True Blood viewers will finally greet Tara Buck as a series regular after six years! This is almost supernatural in the annals of Hollywood lore. Ginger ('she who screams'), the human vampire groupie, former Fangtasia waitress, and frequent comic relief, will be a central character in the final ten episodes."
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"Tara is not a Louisiana bayou denizen like Ginger, but a native of Ketchum, Idaho, the land of Hemingway, where her parents met as "ski bums." Raised by her single mother, she grew into a stage-struck girl who moved to California immediately after high school to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts conservatory. After graduation, there were challenging theatre jobs on both coasts and more training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where she learned, "You have to find the humor." She explains, "You can walk your character in any situation as long as you have some humor about it." Read full article...