True Blood's Hoyt Drinks Human Blood In Real Life

We’re nearing the end of True Blood’s final season, a season that has killed off some of the show’s most beloved characters and has brought some old friends back into the fold. One of the characters that has been brought back is Hoyt, Jason’s former best pal and Jessica’s former lover. Actor Jim Parrack, who plays Hoyt, has only been back for a few weeks, and he's already used the limelight to dish about his love for drinking blood. I guess all of that vampy behavior on set really does have an affect on some people.

Parrack recently spoke with Vulture to talk about the recent season of True Blood and to explain his love for real-life human blood. It may sound a little strange, but to be fair, the actor doesn’t think he’s a vampire in real life or anything. Instead, he argues that partaking in human blood is a fulfilling and interesting experience that he enjoys every once and a while.

“I don’t mean copious amounts of blood. I’m not getting a glass of it or something. But if you drink it, it does something to you emotionally. It’s hard to describe. It’s kind of like you’re in the moment, and the impulse comes, and I like it.”

Parrack doesn’t do all of this blood drinking regularly. Instead, he told the outlet he really likes the way blood tastes and occasionally gets into trying it, admitting he’s tried the blood of a girl he was seeing. In the interview, he doesn’t seem too sheepish about the incident, although he does admit that it might “seem strange” to anyone hearing he likes to try human blood every now and again. It does, Parrack, it does.

From Scientology to fad diets, celebrities are often into some oddball ideas. I guess it doesn’t really surprise me that a person who is involved in a show that is literally all about blood—human blood, vampire blood, part-fairy blood, true blood—might be interested in blood in real life. The leap isn’t that hard to make, but it’s still beyond the realms of what most people would consider usual behavior. Luckily, Parrack says he is particular about the blood he chooses, so there should be no Hep V in his immediate future...

“I’m absolutely particular. It’s not like it’s just anybody’s! That particular night, it was my girl. Yeah. “

You can catch Jim Parrack on the final season of True Blood, which airs on HBO on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET. Next time we see him, I wouldn’t be shocked if he opted for a blood vial around the neck as a fashion statement.

Jessica Rawden
Managing Editor

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