Blair with Southern Flair: Meet Blair Bomar
By Stacey Gualandi
“I think people from Texas sort of stick out like a sore thumb…in a good way!” says Blair Bomar, a one-time Dallas debutante now making her way through Hollywood. If this statement holds true, it’s great news for up-and-coming actress who isn’t afraid to go full-tilt Texas drawl on command…especially if it helps her land a role.“ I like to think I can do a livin’ breathin’Steel Magnolia,” says Bomar.
As they say, you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl, and that Southern flair fits in nicely for her role in the USA network’s “raw and gritty” summer series Queen of the South, (which just so happened to be filmed in Dallas) where she played the “ kept” girlfriend of a mafia leader who befriends a female drug trafficker, aka the “Queenpin.”
“The show is about survival and these women who are rising to the top despite all of these really terrible circumstances,” says Bomar. “It brings out the survivor in me—things that I’m proud of—which I’m still discovering. I still don’t know who I am. It’s kind of a process.”
Queen of the South is Bomar’s second series—she played a snake vampire in Robert Rodriguez’s TV adaptation of From Dusk Til Dawn—and it follows film roles in Claire Danes’Temple Grandin and Lisa Kudrow’s Bandslam.
Bomar says that acting has always been the plan since she caught the bug at 9. Initially a dancer, she studied music and dramatic arts both in London and New York before moving to Los Angeles to forge her acting career 6 years ago.
She describes having “amazing” friends in Texas, but admits, “I just never really felt like I fit in. I just wanted to blaze a different trail.” And that trail now includes becoming a multi-hyphenate. Not one to rely only on her accent and good looks, Bomar has worked in casting, produced a web series and is now co-writing two short films. And she still had time to sit down with DLXVRSNMagazine to answer our eight cut-to-the-chase questions about what drives her heart and career. Southern hospitality is alive and well. […] Continue reading on Page 24-25