True Blood’s Michael McMillian Talks Playing a Preacher-turned-Vampire
October 23, 2012 by Amy Grade
Reverend Steve Newlin goes from L.O.D. to The Authority:
Michael McMillian, who is known for portraying the anti-vampire reverend Steve Newlin on HBO’s True Blood, had his character turned upside down when it was revealed that Newlin had been turned into what he hated most: a vampire! On top of that, he proudly confessed to Jason Stackhouse that he is a gay American vampire…and that he was in love with him.
McMillian spent most of the season hanging around Russell Edgington played by Denis O’Hare, causing mayhem and destruction. However, we have yet to find out who is maker is.
One thing many True Blood fans don’t know, is that McMillian is one of the writers of the True Blood comic book series. He has published comic books for two years now.
McMillian on playing a villain:
I just loved the idea of playing this right-wing Christian evangelist who hated vampires. It was such an out-there idea and such a great character, but also something that I thought was really relatable and really relevant to today. It was a really fun, satirical role.”
Did he know he would be back for Season 5?
“No, I didn’t know for sure. All I knew was that I hadn’t been killed and that’s usually a good sign on True Blood. If your character hasn’t met the true death, there’s a good chance you could make it back.”
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