Chatting with True Blood’s Valarie Pettiford

Valarie Pettiford, True Blood's newest cast memeberTony nominated actress Valarie Pettiford has been cast in a recurring role on one of TV’s hottest, sexiest shows, True Blood. We won’t give away the plot but the she is involved in a “wolfish” story line. You may have seen Valarie on the small screen before in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne or on the show Half & Half.
We asked Valarie her about joining such a successful show. We also wanted to get some of her best beauty and fitness tips.
Here is what she told us:
DD: True Blood is one of the sexiest shows on TV and quite a bit has been written about the nudity on the show.  How do you feel about the nudity and sexy tone of the show?
VP: I love it!!!! Enough said 🙂
DD: You are an accomplished dancer. Does this help you with your role on True Blood?
VP: Yes there is always tremendous pressure when joining a cast that has been together for years, and especially when it's a hit show. You want to fit in and you want to contribute.  You don't want to disappoint. Also, you don't want to disappoint the fans! That's why I was so grateful that cast and crew was welcoming. They made it so easy to do the work.
DD: What are your fashion must-haves for every day?
VP: For me, my Rock and Roll boots. I can dress them up or dress them down. I've had them for years. They keep getting better with age 🙂
DD: What is the secret of your fitness routine?
VP: Because of years of being professional dancer I have a couple of issues with my bod which limits what I can do. What I can do is Spin class, Power Plate class, weights, and Pilates.
DD: What are your favourite beauty must-haves?
VP: Ponds make-up remover and moisturizer – and a great mascara and lipstick.
DD: What is always in your hand-bag?
VP: Lise Watier lipstick, hand sanitizer, pocket change, pen.
DD: Share three of your best fashion or beauty tips?
VP: Wear what makes you feel good. Feelin' good is good for the soul.
      Less is more, sometimes 🙂 whether it's fashion, beauty or life.
       Water, you can't live without it,
Season six of True Blood airs on Sundays at 9 ET on HBO.