True Blood actor Jim Parrack talks drinking blood, in real life

Aug 18, 2014 at 8:54 a.m. ET
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True Blood star Jim Parrack, who has played Hoyt Fortenberry since Season 1, made an unusual revelation during a recent interview with Vulture. He told the site he actually likes to occasionally drink blood, in real life.

The actor's recent work has been on Broadway's Of Mice and Men, alongside James Franco, and during the opening night of the show, he mentioned that he wanted to drink blood.

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"I was being literal. I like the real deal," he revealed to Vulture. When asked why, he said, "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?"

However, before you all get totally freaked out, Parrack went on to explain that he doesn't drink blood on a "regular" basis, just a couple of times a year.

"It's more like on an impulse," he explained. "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."

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The actor recently celebrated his engagement to The Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin, and we wonder what she thinks about his bloodthirsty habits.

Well, she obviously doesn't mind because her beau is particular about the blood that he drinks.

"I'm absolutely particular," he told the site. "It's not like it's just anybody's! That particular night, it was my girl. Yeah."

And he's not drinking glasses of the stuff either. Parrack stressed that he drinks blood only to satisfy a craving and that it has some kind of emotional effect on him.

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"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," he confessed.

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