Kevin Alejandro Says Jesus is Definitely Something

July 20, 2010 by  

Kevin Alejandro is one of True Blood‘s Season 3 newbies.  He plays Jesus, a care giver in a nursing home where he cares for Lafayette‘s (Nelsan Ellis) senile mother, played by Alfre Woodard.

It’s in this nursing home where Jesus meets Lafayette and the attraction is quite obvious.

“We meet and there are sparks”, says Alejandro.  “I didn’t want people to second guess that this could be a real relationship.  Nelsan and I have incredible chemistry.  Everything we do is very real.”

In an article for Out Magazine, Kevin explained that the relationship between Jesus and Lafayette is a good balance.  “They’re opposites but it works.”

Being that there are so many new vampires and werewolves this season, Kevin would not say if Jesus is a human or supernatural.  All he would reveal is that Jesus is “something”.

The article mentions that this season is very “homoerotic”.  In addition to the relationship between Jesus and Lafayette, with vampire Bill‘s blood in him, Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) has fantasy dreams of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).  Kevin said it’s an incredibly sexy season.

Interestingly, though, the pressure for Kevin is not in playing a gay man (he is married with a daughter), but in staying fit to look good next to Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason StackhouseRyan is often without some piece of clothing, and Kevin said he “is built like the perfect dude”.

“You get next to someone like that and you think, Crap, I really have a lot of work to do.  I’m like, ‘Please, whatever you do, don’t put me in a scene with my shirt off next to this dude’.”

Something tells me the female fans of True Blood really don’t mind one bit!

Source:  Out Magazine

(Photo credit – cbs.com)

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