True Blood Season 7: Meet Newcomer Nathan Parsons
July 22, 2014 by kljoy
This Aussie Loves Being the New James:
Born in Australia, but raised in the US, Nathan Parson’s, took over the role of James the vampire for this season after Luke Grimes stepped away from the role at the end of Season 6.
As Nathan says in an article with Australian newspaper The Morning Bulletin;
The character of James wasn’t that well established in season six…You sort of met him but you didn’t get his story. It is odd taking someone’s part, but he was such a small character in season six now I think we can go a totally different direction with it and I think we will be forgiven.”
And what a different direction that is! The love triangle between James, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) started in the first episode of this season when James opens up to Lafayette about how he was turned.
Nathan says it was his friendship with Deborah Ann Woll, and mentor-ship of Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), that has helped him settle into the role alongside all the complex characters.
We [Deborah] went to college together so it was really comfortable to just step in… So much happens so quickly it sort of takes your breath away. This is how True Blood works. You get on the show and you’re thrust into the blood, sex and violence.”
The direction of the James character has also been helped along by Stephen Moyer, who gave him tips on how to be a vampire!
Every vampire show has different rules and different ways of doing things. It was good to have Stephen there to say ‘okay when your fangs click out this is how I do it, this is what you need to think about’. I got tips on being a vampire from Vampire Bill himself.
Stay tuned to see what happens to this new delicious vampire in True Blood Season 7’s second half!
Source: The Morning Bulletin – True Blood newcomer sinks teeth into new role
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)