Jetsetting With “True Blood” Actress Amelia Rose Blaire
Amelia Rose Blaire has won over the hearts of fans of HBO’s “True Blood” as Governor Burrell’s newly turned vampire daughter, Willa. The New York native honed her acting talents first at the Sanford Meisner Center and then Atlantic Acting School, which led her to numerous guest starring roles and a new home in Los Angeles.
Q: What type of traveler are you? (i.e., adventurer, cultural explorer, free spirit, rejuvenator, spa aficionado, etc.)
A: When I travel, it’s like pressing a refresh button. Living in a city where I’m constantly strapped into the seatbelt of my car, it’s crucial to escape and experience something different.
Q: What types of activities do you like to do on your travels? Do you look for a place where it’s quiet and you can relax or someplace that has great activities or nightlife?
A: I love finding hidden gems, places away from the tourists. I try and sink into the energy of a place and experience what it would be like to live there.
Q: When thinking about where you will travel to next, what inspires you to make a decision? And what, if any, research do you do about that destination?
A: I have friends who have traveled much more than me, so I usually take other people’s recommendations on good places to visit.
Q: What is the most memorable trip you’ve taken and why?
A: The most memorable trip I’ve taken so far was my first mini road trip up to San Francisco and Redwood. We must have explored the whole city on foot, and the skies were sunny and clear the entire trip. It was truly magical.
Q: What, if anything, do you always take with you when you travel?
A: My must-have item is a comfy sweater or jacket. I’m always getting cold. Always.
Q: What’s your best piece of travel advice?
A: My travel advice would be to break from your itinerary at least once. In my experience, the best places are the ones you stumble upon.
Q: Is there a destination to which you can’t imagine not returning?
A: San Francisco has my heart. I have to go back to find it again.
Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A: Living in Los Angeles is special because there are so many places within a couple hours you can escape to. My personal favorite is Joshua Tree National Park. I love the quiet.
Q: Where would you like to travel to next?
A: I’ve been dreaming about going on an epic road trip across the country.
Q: Tell us about your upcoming project(s)?
A: Right now, I’m filming the final season of “True Blood,” which will most likely stretch into the summer. After that, I have a film currently in pre-production called “This Is Where We Go” written by a very dear friend of mine. And after that … I’ll see what comes over the horizon.
Amelia Rose Blaire’s Bio:
With her series-changing performance as Governor Burrell’s newly turned vampire daughter, Willa, on HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series “True Blood,” fresh-faced beauty Amelia Rose Blaire has quickly charmed viewers everywhere as they watched her struggle with her allegiances between her father and Eric (Alexander Skarsgaard), the man responsible for turning her into a vampire.
Born in New York City, Amelia was a classically trained ballerina until she enrolled in the Sanford Meisner Center at the age of 15 years old. After graduating, Amelia studied with Oscar nominated actress Lindsay Crouse, who referred her to the Atlantic Acting School, which was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy. There, she studied conservatory theater with Felicity Huffman, Clark Gregg, and Camryn Manheim, to name a few. Through her extensive theater training, Amelia has landed guest starring roles on numerous hit television shows, including NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Grimm” and the CW’s “90210.”
When she’s not filming, Amelia enjoys cooking, hiking, sewing and doing yoga. An avid animal lover, she regularly crusades for their loving treatment and adores her two cats and rabbit. Amelia is also a proud member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a devoted advocate for underprivileged children across the nation. She hopes to use her voice to help spread a positive message of empowerment to young girls in need.