Mariana Klaveno says we’ll see Bill in a whole new light in Season 3

Mariana Klaveno, who plays Lorena, the vampire has recently been interviewed by Although she didn’t give anything away in the interview, she did reveal that viewers will get to see more sides to Lorena and they’ll be seeing Bill in a whole new light.

Here’s the part of the interview that pertains to her relationship with Bill (Stephen Moyer):

IESB: For those who might not be familiar with the series, can you talk about how your character fits into the overall story?

Mariana: My character is the vampire who makes Bill a vampire, and Bill is the main character in the show, back in 1863 or something, during the Civil War. He stumbles upon a cabin and my character is there, waiting for him, and she makes him a vampire. They have a history, which we showed a little bit of, for several decades. I think it’s about 70 years, or something. And then, we spend some time apart, and are brought back together in the modern day age and some mayhem ensues.

IESB: Are there any hints you can give about what viewers can expect from Season 3?

Mariana: It’s so hard because they don’t want us saying much, but I think viewers will get to see a whole different side to Bill and Lorena, especially with Bill. You get to see him in a much different light this season. There are a few scenes with Lorena where people will expect her to be far more sinister than she actually is, which will add some layers and dimensions to people’s view of her. Even though she is a monster in her own right, she’s not as monstrous as you think. She even has pity in some scenes that I’m hoping are very surprising to people. And, vampire Bill is in a whole new light in Season 3.

IESB: Are you going to be working with more of the actors in Season 3, or are your scenes still mostly with Bill?

Mariana: I’ve worked with some new characters, but obviously a lot of this season, Lorena is with Bill. As far as working with the Bon Temps community, alas I do not. It’s always been a fantasy of mine that Lorena shows up at Merlotte’s and picks up a shift, or goes shopping with Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), or something fun like that, but no. So far, it’s mostly in the vampire world.

IESB: What’s it been like to work with Stephen Moyer? How is he as an actor?

Mariana: He is absolutely wonderful. He’s so funny and so smart. He is the most technically superior actor I’ve ever worked with. He knows more about camera angles, lighting and lenses, and he knows how to block a scene better than anyone. I just try to get out of his way and let him do his thing, and then learn as much as I can, whenever I work with him. He’s also so generous and considerate, and he’s always worried about the other person, in terms of our scenes, which involve a lot of stunts and crazy stuff. His first concern is always if I’m okay and if there’s anything he can do to make it easier for me. He’s just a wonderful, giving, funny guy and he’s great.

To read the rest of the interview, click here.


  1. Such a nice chick, I love reading her interviews. And I’m really looking forward to seeing more of Bill and their relationship in season 3. Any chance Bill is nekkid when we see different sides to him? I’m hoping that’s meant at least a tad literally.

  2. Excellent interview. I’m intrigued by some of the things Mariana said (especially the pity scenes she mentioned). Stephen sounds a delight to work with. I’m eagerly anticipating the Bill-Lorena Season 3 interactions. Hmmm, we’ll be seeing Bill in a whole new light … bring it on, says I.

  3. “My character is the vampire who makes Bill a vampire, and Bill is the main character in the show,” Yes he is.
    The girl is smart and pretty. She owns the role of Lorena. I am fascinated watching Marinana portray Lorena while at the same time I want to stake Lorena for all the irreparable harm and misery she has inflicted on Bill. I can’t wait to see their scenes. Mariana’s star is rising and I think we will see a lot more of her in the future.

    * Lorena does dress beautifully , she has great taste in clothes and men.

  4. Mariana has created the ultimate character you love to hate and hate to love. On one hand, Lorena deserves scorn for all the horrible things she has done to Bill. But yet, you can’t hate her for knowing a good thing when she sees one (namely our Bill).

    Looking forward to seeing these 2 in S3.

    Love that Mariana has nothing but wonderful things to say about Stephen.

  5. I’m looking forward to seeing a different side of Bill….I’m all for seeing every part of Bill that exists. :P Badass Bill sounds good to me!! Let him be as badass as he wants to be…he’s the only one I watch for and I like being pleasantly surprised with scenes that we have no way of knowing about ahead of time.

    I’m glad to see that she confirms what we already knew about Stephen…..that he’s a wonderful and talented man. Oh, just let me add that he’s the most beautiful man on the planet! :P

  6. A really good interview. Mariana sounds like a nice person, and a dedicated actress, who is interested in doing a variety of parts, which is a sign of someone who’s motivation is to ACT, not just to STAR.
    Again, she reiterates what so many others have said: Mr. Moyer is one of the smartest actors around, knowing light, lenses, blocking, etc. He is also one of the kindest, funniest, easy-going, and generous actors today.
    Ah, yes, he is just the best, and it’s fun to be his fan!

  7. Mariana is so lovely and I’m glad we’ll be seeing more of her, excellent interview. Love her kind words about Stephen.

    1. This in itself is intriguing……

      I really like Mariana…..
      I’m scared and nervous and excited to see her scenes with Bill….

  8. Hi, I’m Deborah from Italy. I’m a huge fan of True Blood and i think that each actor/actress is simply perfect in his/her role…so Stephen and Mariana! She portraits a cruel vampire, but she could be not so naughty as we think…and Bill is not so “good” as we saw in season one…In season two we saw the past of Bill and Lorena together, and they were so scary…so terrible! What will happen about Bill in third season? Anyway, i love Bill, Stephen is a great actor!!! Sorry for my english…

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