True Blood's Brit Morgan

October 11, 2010 | by Marni Prichard Manko | Talk of the Town

For Marlton, New Jersey, native Brit Morgan, landing a role in HBO’s megahit True Blood wasn’t just good for her acting résumé—it was a chance to run wild on set. “I get to go absolutely crazy and just completely let go,” says the 23-year-old thesp of her role as the deranged werewolf Debbie Pelt. “There are so many levels to this character, and the things I did and the places I went were just incredible for me.”

Strung out, pissed off and addicted to V (vampire blood, for you non-fangbangers out there), Morgan’s Pelt terrorizes the dead and undead in equal measure, and in general wreaks havoc on anyone who stands in her way—quite a departure from her last role, as Lacey Thornfield on ABC Family’s wholesome, short-lived drama The Middleman. It’s a style the young and hungry Morgan far prefers. “I’ve learned how to be truly uninhibited and free to fly with my instincts, which is really crucial for this role,” she says. “Playing this type of character is what I’ve been preparing for all along. It’s a dream job for me.”

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