Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's supernatural drama True Blood, is “over” Luke Grimes, who allegedly left the show rather than play gay opposite Ellis.

Grimes reportedly quit the show last winter after he learned about a romantic story line involving his character, James, and Lafayette in the show's seventh and final season. Australian-born actor Nathan Parsons (General Hospital) replaced Grimes.

Ellis told Vulture, a New York Magazine arts and entertainment blog, that Grimes should have known what he was getting into when he joined True Blood, one of television's most sexually diverse dramas.

“I didn't [have time to bond with Grimes],” Ellis said. “I mean, I can say I'm not going to make a comment. But I just think that, you're an actor, you're an actor on a show that's True Blood, we're all sitting there going, 'You quit your job because … really?'”

“I'm over him. You quit your job because you don't want to play a part?”

“You make a statement when you do something like that,” Ellis said. “If you have a child, if you have a son, and he comes out gay, what are you going to do? … You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects.”

“I didn't like what he did because he made a statement, and sometimes you have to take responsibility,” he added.