06/09/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT
Last we saw new vampire Jessica Hamby – Deborah Ann Woll
's character on True Blood
– she was feeding on an unsuspecting truck driver at a gas station. As HBO's supernatural hit begins its third season
, don't expect her to suddenly go vegetarian.
"She has to deal with the fact that she went off and ate a man, and then deal with the desire she has to eat even more human beings," Woll, 25, told PEOPLE Tuesday night on the red carpet during the season premiere at Arclight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome in L.A. "How do you balance desire with what she is told is wrong? How do you say when it's okay and when it's not okay?"
Eating Mr. Truck Driver might not have been "okay," but he sure did taste good. "Like a filet mignon with a little bit of salt and beer splattered on top," Woll says with a laugh, adding that viewers can expect more culinary tips for human flesh preparation in upcoming episodes. "You'll learn this season that some very rich vampires feed their humans only oranges for two weeks before they drain them to give them a little flavor."
Of course, Jessica also salivates over her beau, Bon Temps human resident Hoyt Fortenberry (played by Jim Parrack
), though Woll says a few obstacles to their love remain. "I have to get a little less bratty, and he may have to get out from under his mother's control," she says. "So, we both have a long way to go for that to happen."
Woll also talks about the introduction of werewolves
to the show for the new season, which premieres Sunday (9 p.m. EST) on HBO. One might think, given their history, that vampires and werewolves might be natural enemies. Not so fast, says Woll. "You would think there is a war brewing," she says, "but in a way there is a surprising collaboration that may find interesting." –Tim Nudd and Reagan Alexander