He's Apparently Into Drinking Blood IRL

In an interview with Vulture that I'm sure his agent and PR representation is having an aneurysm over, True Blood star Jim Parrack admitted that he likes drinking blood. Yep. Just plain ol' "Oh no, I cut my thumb, now it's bleeding!" blood, specifically that of his fiancée, Hunger Games star Leven Rambin.

Yeah, let's just let that sink in for a moment. Jim Parrack, who starred in a vampire show playing a guy who falls in love with a vampire, likes to really drink blood. Here's what he had to say to Vulture:

I actually ran into you back in April at the opening night of your Broadway play Of Mice and Men. It seemed like you were hinting that you’d be doing more True Blood, because when someone asked you what you wanted to drink, you said, “Blood.” So I figured you were being cagey about returning to the show.Oh! Interesting. No, that’s not what it was. I was being literal. I like the real deal.

Right. Go on.

Why?Um, I guess for the same reason some people want alcohol? Or for the same reason some people want, I don’t know … milk? Or Kool-Aid?

"Oh, you know, totally normal! Just like Kool-Aid, only it's human blood! No biggie, guys!"

Oh, okay. Do you drink blood on a regular basis?I wouldn’t say regular, no. No, not regular.

WELL. As long as it's not regularly!

Well, how often do you drink blood then?Uh … [Laughs.] I don’t know. Maybe a couple times a year? It’s more like on an impulse. When you make me spell it out like this, it sounds strange, but I just want to be clear — that night, I was being literal. There was something about that night where I had that impulse. I guess the best way to put it is sometimes I just like the way it tastes.

Beginning to wonder if Jim Parrack is one of those people who believes he's really a vampire like on that one episode of True Life: I Want Respect For My Sect . Vampire groups are apparently more common than most think — and of course they hang out on Houston St. in NYC.

Are you particular about whose blood it is, or which person, or which animal?Absolutely. I’m absolutely particular. [Laughs.] It’s not like it’s just anybody’s! That particular night, it was my girl. Yeah.

He's talking about Leven Rambin. Oh Levin. Levin, Levin, Levin.

Okay. For a second, I thought you might have gone to a butcher’s shop and procured pig’s blood or cow’s blood.No, no. That to me does not sound appealing. No, 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.

I know some people are into bloodplay and all that when it comes to their kinky side, and hey, I'm not judging, but . . . no, that's a lie, I'm judging. This is weird — especially how Parrack talks about it like it's such a normal thing. Are people normally into drinking blood? Is that something that happens and I have just lived such an immensely sheltered life for the past 23 years that I know nothing about it?

I want to go back to living that sheltered life now, please.

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