TVLine had a spoiler concerning Lafayette in today’s Ask Ausiello column — and it was news I was happy to hear since I love me some LaLa! Continue Reading for more details!
Question: Do you have any news on the storylines or new characters of True Blood Season 7? —Tom
Ausiello: 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).
Lafayette is one of my favs, so happy to hear he is going to get a serious relationship — and so far, Drake sounds good. “Compassionate protector with a poet’s edge”? Could he be a friend of James, the vampire that Jessica hooked up with at vamp camp?