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'True Blood': Inside Sarah Newlin's insane fight

SPOILER ALERT! On this week’s episode of True Blood, Tru Blood spokeswoman Ms. Suzuki (Tamlyn Tomita) caught Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) tampering with her product and threatened to report it. Naturally, Sarah had to chase her through Vamp Camp and shut her up — and give the show one of its most hysterical scenes to date. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle last week on EW’s Sirius XM channel, Camp called the sequence, which was filmed over three days, “the craziest scene I’ve ever shot.” She ended up going to the emergency room — in full Sarah Newlin hair and makeup — for a minor injury she received doing a stunt.

True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner can’t remember the show ever spending that amount of time on a sequence before but, he says, it was worth it. “We realized early on that Sarah was going to carry the torch for Gov. Burrell better than he could carry it himself,” he says, laughing. “She just became this great villain, and the idea of it was this very short-lived version of a descent into madness. She gets pushed like Walter White. The whole concept behind that fight is, you watch it in the movies and it seems easy to break someone’s neck, and killing people is not that easy. Suzuki would not die.” Buckner’s favorite moment? When Suzuki knees Sarah in the groin. “I had to go to set to ask women whether or not that would actually hurt,” he recalls. “I was assured that it would.” Watch the scene below. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Anna Camp says Sarah Newlin's craziest scene airs Sunday (and sent her to the ER)

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It takes a lot to surprise True Blood fans, but Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) kissing the severed head of her late lover, Gov. Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard), in last week’s episode did it.  “I had no idea, actually, that I was gonna kiss the head, it just sort of happened,” Camp said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle that aired this week on EW’s Sirius XM channel. “If I get an impulse that’s, like, creepy, I’m like, why not? They can always tell me not to do it. But better to be pulled back than to be pushed forward, you know.”

But here’s something even more shocking: Sarah Newlin’s most insane moment is still to come. The Aug. 4 episode will feature a sequence shot over three days that the Pitch Perfect actress refers to as “the craziest scene I’ve ever shot.” She ended up going to the emergency room — in full Sarah Newlin hair and makeup — for a minor injury she received doing a stunt.  Listen to the interview below for more.
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