Danger Gal Friday: Pamela Swynford De Beaufort
This week’s Danger Gal Friday is True Blood’s Pamela Swynford De Beaufort as played by Kristin Bauer.
“There’s vampire in your cleavage.” (Plaisir D’Amour)
Fangtasia club bouncer and Eric Northman’s head henchwoman, Pam has been a vampire for about a century. In one episode she claims she had at one time been a prostitute, but in a special featurette for the season two Blu-ray, it’s revealed that Pam sought out Eric to be turned and it doesn’t sound like prostitution was part of the situation. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s blog Popwatch, actress Kristin Bauer explains:
Pam was turned about 100 years ago. It seems from this writing, Pam sought Eric out. She was living a very wealthy, upper-crust life and these little men were lining up to court her and she’d be married off to one of these people, and she’s a real feminist: She looked at what her life would be and said, “No.” She met Eric and he split her world apart and she never looked back. So she really went after him.
Bauer goes on to explain that Pam and Eric had once been a couple. Also, he’s since released her from the connection of a sire, so Pam’s allegiance to Eric is out of friendship not duty. Again from Bauer in Popwatch:
She is extremely enamored and impressed and loyal to Eric. In the Blu-ray, she just thinks that being a maker is an incredible position to be in and that Eric is the best maker you could ever have. She was released by Eric—she is with him and at his side because she believes that this guy is one of a kind.
Pam stands up to Eric in ways no one else does. Also, BuddyTV’s John Kubicek points out that “Pam is willing to do and say anything to get the psychological edge over anyone she meets, which is a very handy trait.” She’s no pushover and could probably have a little fiefdom of her own if she wasn’t so loyal to Eric.
Plus, Pam always has the perfect shoes to go along with any vampire occasion.