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Changes Ahead for Lafayette on 'True Blood' Final Season



Michael Ausiello at TV Line has the scoop:

Lafayette’s getting a new boyfriend — and a serious one at that. After spending much of Season 6 in the shadows, Nelsan Ellis will sashay back to the forefront in True Blood‘s final season — with a little help from Drake. Described as a cross between Jim Morrison and James Dean, this brooding and insanely good-looking vamp is a compassionate protector with a poet’s edge. The series-regular role calls for a twentysomething actor who is comfortable performing in simulated (and near-naked) sex scenes with another man in front of the director, assistant director, stage manager, script supervisor, camera operator, first assistant camera, second assistant camera, boom operator, production sound mixer, key grip, best boy grip, gaffer, lighting technician, makeup artist, hairdresser, costume designer, a half-dozen production assistants and Sally with craft services (who shouldn’t be peeking in but probably will be).

Above, Lafayette pictured with Jesus, a lover from an earlier season.

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  1. Have they started shooting, yet? If not, I'll do it.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 17, 2013 8:51:27 AM

  2. They should bring Jesus back for the final season.

    Posted by: crispy | Dec 17, 2013 9:17:25 AM

  3. Trust Sally to get a look in.

    Posted by: bollox | Dec 17, 2013 9:32:14 AM

  4. I have a bit of a crush on Jesus.

    Posted by: Gigi | Dec 17, 2013 9:43:45 AM

  5. Yuck.

    Posted by: Enchantra | Dec 17, 2013 10:27:01 AM

  6. If there's a 'best boy grip' why isn't there a 'fluffer' also?

    Posted by: creep | Dec 17, 2013 10:51:57 AM

  7. I miss Jesus!!!

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Dec 17, 2013 11:32:56 AM

  8. LOL! Love the list of who'll be watching the performance.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Dec 17, 2013 11:45:59 AM

  9. Why is anyone writing about this show? It jumped the shark years ago.


    Posted by: YSOSERIOUS | Dec 17, 2013 11:55:27 AM

  10. I miss Jesus' wacked momma. Bring back Alfre Woodard, dammit!

    Posted by: Gil | Dec 17, 2013 12:07:59 PM

  11. Alfre Woodard plays Lafayette's mother, not Jesus'.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Dec 17, 2013 12:31:02 PM

  12. @ysoserious Even after you saw True Blood in the title of the article, you still felt compelled read it. What a tool.

    Posted by: Edd | Dec 17, 2013 1:06:22 PM

  13. I love all you Jesus freaks. ;-p

    Posted by: Pervy McPerv | Dec 17, 2013 2:29:04 PM

  14. The whole point of the show is to "jump the shark." That's what Southern Gothic is and that's what makes it fun.

    Posted by: unruly | Dec 17, 2013 4:24:17 PM

  15. In the words of Lafayette....."They should have cancelled this lame ass show last year".....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Dec 17, 2013 4:56:17 PM

  16. Feed this show an "Aids-Burger" already!!!

    Posted by: Ankerich | Dec 17, 2013 4:56:52 PM

  17. Anyone that thinks True Blood jumped the shark or should be canceled doesn't really get the show.

    Posted by: Hyde | Dec 17, 2013 10:35:05 PM

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