Lara Pulver (‘True Blood’, ‘Robin Hood’) interview

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Lara Pulver first appeared on our screens in the third series of BBC One’s Robin Hood, playing Isabella, the sister of Guy of Gisbourne. Last year she joined the cast of HBO’s True Blood as Sookie Stackhouse’s fairy godmother, Claudine Crane.

This autumn, Pulver will star in Series 10 of spy drama Spooks on BBC One as a new lead character, Erin Watts.

CultBox recently caught up with the Essex-born actress to discuss the new series of Spooks. The full interview won’t be published until September, but here are some answers regarding Robin Hood and True Blood

After shooting in Budapest for Robin Hood and the US for True Blood, did you enjoy filming Spooks back in the UK?

“It was really nice to come back and work with a British crew and writing team, yeah, it felt like coming home.”

Are you back living in LA now?

“I’m back and forth really. Season 4 of True Blood has just begun in the States, so I was whizzed back for the premiere of that. Now I’m here doing some press for Spooks and working on a new BBC TV show, which unfortunately I can’t talk about! So I’m back for a little while.”

Do you hope to return for Season 5 of True Blood next year?

“I come to a bit of a dramatic end in Season 4, but who knows on that show. Anything can and will happen! But for now, I’m not back on True Blood.”

Were you disappointed that Robin Hood didn’t continue for a fourth series or, with Jonas Armstrong leaving, had it been assumed that it wasn’t going to return?

“I think it would’ve been a shame to move the show on without Jonas, because obviously he was such a key element to the show, with him being Robin Hood! It would’ve been really interesting to see where they’d have taken the show, but I think it came to a natural end so everyone was more than happy to move on.”

> Buy the Robin Hood Series 3 boxset on Amazon.

Watch the BBC’s new ‘Original British Drama’ trailer, featuring clips from the new series of Spooks