Denis O'Hare reanimates his gay
character on the upcoming fifth season of the HBO supernatural drama
In season 3,
O'Hare's flamboyant Russell Edgington, vampire king of Mississippi,
was entombed in concrete after he lost his partner of 700 years,
Talbot, played by Theo Alexander.
“In a strange
way, Russell is actually a lot funnier this season,” O'Hare, who
last appeared in the Clint Eastwood directed film J. Edgar,
“He's not toothless, but he's a little more of a comic foil …
until he isn't. And then he becomes very, very vicious again. Which
exhumation leaves him “grateful to somebody,” O'Hare said.
Bon Temps' oldest
vampire also returns ready for romance.
season 5, which debuts on June 10 at 9PM, as “all about vampire
politics – it's like the inside baseball of vampires, which is so
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Denis O'Hare marries boyfriend.)