This past Sunday, the “True Blood” series finale aired. Aside from Vampire Bill Compton, all the residents of Bon Temps got a happy ending – all but resident rabble-rouser Sarah Newlin, whose fate found her chained up in the basement of Vampire hangout Fangtasia.
Over the course of the series, Newlin was brilliantly portrayed by Anna Camp, who interjected a healthy dose of self-righteous preaching about the evils of society at any given moment. But at the same time, she never could find her true self in a world constantly changing. Camp talked with Speakeasy this week about her final days shooting “True Blood,” why she wanted to be a vampire, reprising her role as Aubrey Posen in “Pitch Perfect 2,” and more.
Were you surprised that Sarah Newlin became such a factor in the final season?
I was very surprised that’s the way it turned out. I was definitely happy, because it got my character into the story line. I think it’s pretty fitting for her to want to rid the earth of all vampire-kind and actually being the savior for all vampire-kind in the end.
She was such a lightning rod for the vampires to hate.
[Laughs.] I was so lucky to be included in the series in season 2 and I had no idea I’d be back at all. In season 6, I was this leader of a concentration camp of vampires. I’ve gotten to play some amazing scenes and I think people love to hate me. I hope they love to hate me and not just hate me.
Throughout this last season, there was a vibe that a lot of characters would be killed off. Did you think Sarah was going to die?
Yeah, I had no idea I was going to make it to the finale. Once I did read the scene where in ingested the antidote – the flash back – I did realize “Oh, wow, they have to keep me around for at least a little while.” I thought they were going to figure out how to bottle my blood and dispose of me and have this crazy death scene. I even imagined myself being turned [into a vampire]. There was a little talk of that at the end of season 6. I really welcomed that; I thought if Sarah was ever turned into a vampire, she’d hate herself so much for being turned into the very thing she abhorred – she’d climb up to the top of church somewhere and commit vampire suicide in front of everyone.
And here they are, the screen captures of Anna as Sarah Newlin in the final episode of True Blood. What did you guys think of the ending?
“True Blood” actress Anna Camp is trading vampires for fantasy football. Zap2it can confirm Camp has booked a guest star appearance on the FXX comedy “The League.”
Camp will appear in one Season 6 episode as Penny, an animal groomer who is dating Pete (Mark Duplass). Though she is a great girl, he has to make a choice over whether a relationship with her is more important than using her to pull a prank.
Camp just finished up an arc as Sarah Newlin on “True Blood” in the show’s finale, which aired Aug. 24. Also up next she reprises her role as Aubrey in “Pitch Perfect 2.” Camp has made appearances on other TV comedies like “The Mindy Project,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Office.”
“The League” Season 6 premieres on Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.
I’ve finally added captures of Anna as Sarah Newlin in the last few episodes of True Blood. I can’t believe tonight we will have to watch the final episode of the show ever. What do you think will happen to Sarah?