EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: True Blood Star Carrie Preston Is Really Now A Feisty Red-Head

Mar. 17 2010, Published 11:09 a.m. ET

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True Blood star Carrie Preston has decided to really get into her character and has transformed into the fiery red-head that she plays on the hit HBO show. The natural blonde decided that she wanted to look more like her character Arlene Fowler and was there as Carrie transformed into a feisty red head!

“I was a little tired of going to work and nobody recognizing me,” Carrie told exclusively as she spent the day at Gavert Atelier Salon in Beverly Hills where Stuart Gavert and Mika Fowler created her stunning new look.

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Carrie wears a red wig on the show, and described what happened when she went to work each day with her natural blonde hair. “People who I worked with for two seasons would say hi and introduce themselves to me,” she laughed. “Next season I’ll ditch the wig and use my own hair,” Carrie told

Playing the role of Arlene Fowler adds the comic relief to the vampire show. “They love how funny she is,” Carrie said of her fans. “I’m serving up the comedy on the show.” She admits that her wish for her character is “to become supernatural. It doesn’t happen in the books,” she said, but hey, it’s TV, they can change that.


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The plethora of popular vampire TV shows and movies doesn’t bother Carrie either. “Our show is for grown-ups,” she declared about the hit series True Blood.

Check out the video of Carrie’s sexy transformation. With her new sassy hair Carrie told this was a hair risk she was willing to take to be more like her character Arlene. “I still feel like myself but I can relate to her.”

True Blood returns for the third season on HBO in June.



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