90210's Michael Steger will play
a gay prostitute in Sunday's episode of HBO's vampire drama True
Steger, who plays romantic Navid
Shirazi on the CW's nighttime teenage drama 90210, will take
on the role of Tony, a gay prostitute who gets picked up by one of
the show's regular gay characters, King of Mississippi Russell
Edgington (played by openly gay Denis O'Hare). Edgington, who is
mourning the loss of his partner of 700 years, Talbot (Theo
Alexander), is drawn to Tony because he reminds him of Talbot.
The 30-year-old actor will break with
his 90210 candy-coated image to reveal a darker side.
“In True Blood, [I play] this
dark character, who's trying to find himself and he has this messed
up lifestyle,” Steger told celebrity website Zaptoit.com. “He's
a runaway. He doesn't really have any friends. So, he's pretty much
On working with O'Hare, Steger said: “I
had a great time working with Denis. He's such a generous actor.”
Steger might return to the role on a
recurring basis in season 4.