True Blood Season 3 Spoiler News: Nelsan, Werewolves and More

January 23, 2010 by  

Recently Nelsan Ellis who plays Merlotte‘s short-order cook, Lafayette Reynolds in Alan Ball hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood discussed some season 3 spoiler news one of which was the comparison between the Twilight werewolves and those that will be appearing on True Blood.  As Nelsan states:

“I like Taylor [Lautner from Twilight], but our werewolves have a little more gravitas, they’re edgier-looking, and they’re just much meaner. They’re vicious.” And apparently True Blood‘s wolf pack, led by Joe Manganiello‘s Alcide, is not too hard on the eyes, either. Nelsan says, “They are some good-lookin’ chaps! All the eyes on the set turn to the werewolves. They’re like the GQ bastards.”

The new werewolves of True Blood will not be the only ones that will be catching the audiences’ attention.  Lafayette‘s new love, Jesus played by Kevin Alejandro will by sizzling the screen as well. Kevin states regarding his role,

“I just started last week, and I honestly don’t know a whole lot, but there’s definitely an interest between myself and the character of Lafayette.”

Nelsan explains that in season three viewers are going to learn more about him, his new love interest and his insane mother (played by Alfre Woodard) will be exploring for season 3. One interesting question that was posed to Nelsan was how these various storylines involving his character tie into the overall mythology of True Blood.  Since originally Nelsan‘s character died in season one everything about his character is new and fresh and therefore is developing a life of its own.  As Nelsan states regarding the mythology,

“It doesn’t, because Lafayette’s storyline is completely new, considering that I’m not supposed to be in the series. Lafayette was supposed to die the seventh episode of the first season. If I have a tie into the mythology it’s my tie into the vampires. I’m Eric’s henchman (Alexander Skarsgård) now. So that’s my tie to the mythology, but my other storyline is human, and it’s all new.”

In conclusion Nelsan was asked which actor he would love to see on the show to which Nelsan said Angelina Jolie.  He thinks she would be an excellent vampire queen would “slay the show.”

So it seems according to Nelsan True Blood fans are going to be intrigued with what his character is going to be experience and we are all going to be treated to some interesting new characters.


Photo credit:  HBO Inc.