True Blood co-stars Stephen
Moyer and Britt Morgan have reached out to troubled LGBT teens in It
Gets Better videos.
Twenty-three-year-old Morgan, who plays
werewolf Debbie Pelt, shares her story of being bullied as a teen
because she suffered from scoliosis.
“I had to wear this back brace, and I
was really, really crooked, and I walked funny, and I had a hunch on
my back,” an emotional Morgan says in her nearly 3-minute video.
“I remember … how bad I used to get picked on.”
“There is not a more alone feeling
than when you're being picked on because you're different. And no
matter your race or your sexual orientation or whatever you look like
or whatever makes you different and special it's okay to be who you
are,” she adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
his video, Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton, says he
tells his children that “this part of their life if just a small
part” when they get bullied in school.
Moyer and Morgan are the latest True
Blood co-stars to record videos for gay activist Dan Savage's It
Gets Better Project, which urges teens being bullied because they
are or are perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to
hang in there, because life gets better. Anna
Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse, Alexander
Skarsgard, who plays vampire Eric Northman, Rutina
Wesley, who plays lesbian cage-fighter Tara Thornton, Kristen
Bauer, who plays vampire Pam Ravenscroft, and Nelsan
Ellis, who plays vampire blood dealer Lafayette Reynolds, have
also recorded videos.