When Valentina Cervi auditioned for the role of Salome on "True Blood" (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO), creator Alan Ball had one piece of advice for her: "Don't be afraid of your sexual power."
Cervi was far from afraid, and happens to enjoy nude scenes with Christopher Meloni (Roman), who plays her lover on the show.
"The writer asked me to be naked on the bed, and I kind of said, 'Oh … ' but she explained to me that Salome is free," Cervi told Vulture. "She doesn’t cover herself up. I totally got that, and it helped me out in the scene. She's showing her fragility with Roman. Yes, they're lovers, yes, they work together, but in being naked, I felt almost fragile, and I felt that that might have helped the scene. The way she is with him is not the way she is with the rest of the world."
The HBO series is famous for its intense vampire sex scenes, but one character is still looking for a little lovin': Pam, played by Kristin Bauer.
"I heard in the books that Pam gets a girlfriend and I'm just so curious as to how and when that can ever happen," she told HuffPost TV. "Apparently Pam is [ready for a girlfriend]. I don't know if it's just been off-camera or there's been a dry spell."
"True Blood" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
Click through our "True Blood" characters posters in the gallery below.
Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello)
Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)
Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)
Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)
Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Wolf)
Roman (Christopher Meloni)
Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten)
Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis)
Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare)
Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley)