By Mandi Bierly
June 06, 2014 at 04:00 PM EDT

The month of June should treat Sam Trammell well: The actor is in a little movie now in theaters — he plays Hazel’s father in The Fault in Our Stars — and will be back on our TVs come June 22, when the seventh and final season of HBO’s True Blood premieres.

He stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM Channel 105) to chat about both. In the first clip below, he talks about playing a parent for the first time on-screen and the first movie that made him weep. In the second, he confirms we’re in for a darker, scarier season of True Blood; that he’s still naked a lot; and that night shoots require a bit of bravery.

Hear the full conversation June 9 during the 2 p.m. ET Editor’s Hour, which includes information on Cocked, the Amazon pilot he’s shooting in August with Brian Dennehy centered on Trammell’s character’s reluctant return to the family gun-manufacturing business, and the indie film The Aftermath, in which he plays a crack addict who spends one night trying get back a necklace he wants to return to his estranged wife.