July 19th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

Sam Trammell's nude scenes draw famous female fans

Count Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Victoria Principal among the stars who have fallen under the spell of HBO’s “True Blood.”

Actor Sam Trammell, who plays shapeshifter Sam Merlotte on the enchanting supernatural series, learned he has some very famous female fans when he helped out at Larry King’s telethon for the oil spill last month.

“This guy Pete Wentz, who is Ashlee Simpson’s husband, wanted to take my picture for Ashlee,” Trammell told the New York Post. “I was sitting between him and Nicole Richie. I felt like I was in a club. I was waiting for Lindsay Lohan to throw a drink on me.”

Former “Dallas” star Victoria Principal behaved even more boldly, gushing over the actor and, in particular, his nude scene in "True Blood's" first episode in which he only had a briefcase protecting his modesty.

“[Principal] was saying, ‘Oh, it was kind of distracting, because you’re naked,'" Trammell recalled. "It was insane. Victoria Principal was flirting with me!”

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  1. rdduke

    Absoutle was taken back by the dream sequence between Sam and BIll, and now that Alicde's on board, it's time for an three-way dream sequence.

    Really, the only thing I can think of "I wanna do bad things with you!, Alicde, or you Sam....

    July 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ultraviolet

    Hell yeah!. Bring Alcide quite naked. Looking forward to seeing that hunky the way he has come to light.

    July 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LaLa

    Hate to say it, i enjoyed the first season but the last two have been disappointing. This one seems to be meshing about 3 books together. the books are good,why not stick to the real story line?

    July 20, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. ratotheriver

    Dirty, vulgar, distasteful, gory, bloody, lock the door and make sure the kids are in the other room kind of TV...What would Ed Sullivan say..??

    I am pacing in front of the TV every sunday night 15 minutes ahead of time...I love the comedic wit...Like Eric telling Lafayette, "Come with me, Rue Paul"....

    Keep writing the books, Ms. Harris...

    July 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenickki

      LOL, I thought I was the only one who caught that comment. I laughed so hard when I heard that. I'm sure Ms. Thing was so excited to hear her name on TV whispered from one of the hottest men on TV. I so love the dry humor on this show.

      July 20, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Odalice Yolanda Feliz

    THAT'S HOT!!!

    July 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nurse Diane from Miami

    True Blood is the highlight of my week. I hate when it ends. I hope it never does. Twilight doesn't even compare. More nude guys please!!!!

    July 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pennylanie

    Definitely one of the best shows on these days. I get so geared up for my True Blood fix. Sam and Jason are so adorable, Alacide and Eric have a great presence and are very nice to look at. I'm starting to find the appeal for Bill, but Franklin... he looks like a rodent in the face, he's hilarious, but I keep waiting for him to transform into a rat or something.

    July 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ken

    Too bad the show itself is so lame. Someone needs to bite the writers in the neck.

    July 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. GaPeach

    My favorite nude sceme was when Bill came up out of the mud and grabbed Sookie's leg....too hot! I love this program. I would like to see Eric and Sookie get it on since Bill has been unfaithful...sookie should get hers, too!!!

    July 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. PiercedPsycho

    Ohhh I LOOOOVE Sam!! He makes me blush 🙂

    July 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dave

    candi- no more spoiler alerts! lol. I read the books as well.... the "Tara" character in the series is so different from the books...

    July 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ETownCanuck

      I'd say, seeing as how in the books she's white and no relation to Lafayette.

      July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |

    Vamp, tramp and camp! What more could you ask for?! Alcide naked, that's what! This show is a hoot.

    July 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Candi

    Jeffy – I've read the books and if the series continues following them pretty close then I can tell you that Crystal (Jason's new flame) is a werepanther. Not quite the female werewolf you were looking for but at least a female shape shifter.

    July 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      OH You spoiled the excitement How could you do that to me???? Thanks a lot!

      July 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Miriam

    I've got a new favorite now-Franklin-Tara's bipolar madly-in-love vampire. How can you top taping flowers to Tara's hands while sitting bound in a toilet!-He's just too much fun to watch!

    July 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      I have to agree with you Miriam ... Franklin absolutely cracks me up!! I was laughing so hard when I saw that seen!! I really want Sookie and Eric to get it on too. He needs to be naked in more episodes!!

      July 20, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jeffy

    Why are there no female werewolves?

    July 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Moe Smith

    Women... such hypocrites.

    July 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mike

    Sookie could make me her slave any day! /drool

    July 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  18. Wilma Wonka

    Love, love LOVE Sam. Can't stand Bill – please kill him off and let Eric move in. Can't stand Anna Paquin so okay if she gets killed off. Love the red head virgin vamp. She would make a great lead character to replace Sookie. Love everything else.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |

      you really can't be that stupid, can you? Kill off Sookie and put that annoying red head in as lead? Please keep your day job flipping burgers

      July 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • mrsmarvel

      Hate to disappoint you but the show is based on Sookie, so she won't be leaving any time soon.

      July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • teena

      I have read the books......they don't die....don't stay together but not die

      July 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Marnie

    So when's the new hunky werewolf doing a nude scene?

    July 19, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • veronicka

      I hope soon. 😀

      July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • anneliese

      indeed. it made noooo sense for him to put his shirt back on in the episode from a week ago! Alcide needs to show some skin, please!

      July 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Anonymous

    I love his white buns. He needs to adjust to being a Hollywood hottie.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  21. samfan

    I am a member of Team Sam. Yeah, baby!

    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  22. Phil

    I'd gush all over Victoria Principal, but without a briefcase or briefs! LOL

    July 19, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  23. Trueblood Rocks

    Gloria, I would have to 100% agree. I think it is one of the best shows on Television.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  24. Gloria from Brooklyn, NY

    I'm a big, big fan of True Blood. I 've seen every episode and anticipate the next weeks new one. I love Sookie, Bill, and the whole cast. Yes, I do enjoy the nude scenes and sometimes I laugh so loud, like when Bill and that stupid vampire witch got together again this season. True Blood is truly the best! Oh, and I got a big kick out of Snoop Doggs, Sookie video !

    July 19, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • KeCoLa

      Lorianna must die! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that scene was funny 🙂

      July 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kasey

      To the other person who commented, her name is LORENA...not Lorianna

      July 21, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |

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