Kevin Alejandro says he “loves”
playing gay Latino orderly Jesus Velasquez on the HBO vampire drama
The show, which
will air its third season finale Sunday, brought in Alejandro to play
Velasquez, who becomes involved with flamboyant gay prostitute and
blood dealer Lafayette Reynolds, earlier this year.
is probably one of the biggest things I've ever been able to be part
of, and it's been pretty amazing for me,” the Texas native told the
Herald. “I'm not jaded by
it. I'm new to it. It really puts a smile on my face. Every day
I've had somebody be really kind and appreciative of the things we're
doing [on the show], and personally I love it.”
earlier interview with gay glossy Out,
Alejandro talked about his character's love life: “Jesus is a nice
balance to Lafayette – the yin thing. They're opposites, but it
works. They keep each other in check.”
was first to nab Alejandro for their Los Angeles-based police drama
series, which features television's gruff gay cop, training officer
Jon Cooper (played by Michael Cudlitz), will return for a third
season on cable network TNT, which picked up the show last year.
fans won't be disappointed with True Blood's finale: “It's
actually going to be a really great finale.”
The 34-year-old Mexican-American actor
also played gay on the second season of HBO's Big Love.
his wife Leslie in 2004 and the couple has one child.