Interview: Bailey Noble Talks ‘True Blood’ – Exclusive
Bailey Noble can currently be seen starring as Adilyn Bellefleur in the seventh and final season of HBO’s hit vampire drama series True Blood. Bailey was recently upgraded to a series regular for the final season and the writers gave her plenty to do this time around. In the most recent episodes, viewers saw Adilyn’s character in some intense and scary scenes.
We had the chance to chat with Bailey about filming this season of True Blood, her hope for getting out of the season without having to film anything too crazy, her appearance in a music video for Animal Years, and what fans can expect to her when True Blood wraps this Summer.
Read on for our exclusive interview with Bailey Noble below:
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today.
Of course! Thank you!
To start off, I was wondering if you could talk a little about your character Adilyn and what originally attracted you to the role?
Adilyn is very naive and lighthearted but its cool because she lives in such a dark world. That’s what I loved about True Blood when I first had the opportunity to be on the show. Being in dark material.
How did you react when you learned you were joining the show? Were you a fan of True Blood beforehand?
I hadn’t watched it before but I obviously knew how incredible it was. When I booked it, I sat down and watched the entire series. Then, I of course, fell in love with it.
How has the experience been working with the cast?
Incredible. Everybody is so kind and so welcoming. I felt like part of the family from the beginning. It’s nice to have that. I’m really going to miss everybody. It’s an amazing collaboration.
The last episode was certainly, something for your character. I’m pretty sure I was watching with my hands over my face.
It was a little intense wasn’t it?
I was a little scared. What was your reaction to seeing that torture dungeon?
I thought that my character was gonna get away with not doing anything too crazy this season. But then I read the last two episodes that aired and I was like well, it wouldn’t be terrible if I didn’t have to do something crazy. It’s gonna be weird going to other sets and not having some sort of crazy torture device or sex toys everywhere. Really, interesting.
At least they didn’t get too far. Was it challenging to act through the torture scenes?
Not really. Considering the circumstances it was pretty weird to see all the other characters in an awful state but it was very real. Karolina [Wydra] is so amazing, she came off very intimidating.
What do you think it is about Adilyn and Wade that makes them click and be so good for each other? In the grand scheme of things, Adilyn is only 1 year old.
Right? I think they were just drawn to each other from the beginning. I love their young love and I love they’re living in this crazy world together. They have a lot to connect on.
With only two episodes of True Blood left, what can you tease about the rest of the season and what we can expect from Adilyn?
I can’t tell you what’s going to happen but I’m hoping with all the trouble that I’m seeing so far this season I hope, that it calms down. And it gets more normal for Adilyn, her family and everyone else.
Have you had any memorable moments that stick out for you the most while filming?
There were so many moments behind the scenes. But what I love most is just getting to talk to the cast mates and the crew and sharing meals together and it really felt like a family.
How did you get involved with filming the music video for The Animal Years?
I worked with them on an indie film I did last October called “Hard Sell” and they were featured in the movie. I met the band in New York and they really started taking off and they reached out to me a few months ago and asked me to be in their music video. I said “Yes” of course because I love their music. It was a lot of fun to shoot.
What else are you working on? What’s next for you?
Yesterday, I shot another music video for the band Priory. They’re signed with Warner Bros. and it’s for the new song “Weekend” and that’s going to come out in the next couple weeks I think. This coming Monday I’m starting an indie feature film “Still Life”. I’m working a lot and hopefully this film will do well. I feel so lucky to be working right now.
We’d like to thank Bailey Noble for taking the time to answer some questions for us. We really appreciate it.
Be sure to keep up to date with Bailey by following her on Twitter @BaileyNoble11.
Tune in the the finale season of True Blood when it airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.