Sam Trammell says he “loved” filming a gay love scene on HBO's True Blood.

Trammell plays shapeshifter Sam Merlotte, the owner of Melotte's restaurant in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires are struggling to be accepted.

The 39-year-old actor discussed his gay love scene with Stephen Moyer on E!'s Chelsea Handler Show.

“Did you like doing a love scene with a boy?” Handler asked.

“I loved it,” Trammell replied. “We've been itching for that since season one!”

True Blood includes a number of gay characters. The reason, says True Blood creator Alan Ball, is that vampires are bisexual.

“The vampires are, for the most part, pretty bisexual,” Balls said in a 2008 interview. “They're more interested in blood and they're less confined by the need to be one thing or another.”

True Blood, now in its third season, brings to life the Charlaine Harrris' Southern vampire mysteries. The series has been described as an allegory for the gay rights movement.

Trammell added that he wasn't at all worried about filming that “little gay love scene.”