Sunday, July 3, 2011

Interview: Denis O’Hare Discusses Being The King of Mississippi to return Ep 1 Season 5

Russell Edgington is a prime example of a great villain. Not only was he smart and calculated, but he also had the power and strength to get things done on his own. And when Edgington got down and bloody, he looked cool doing it. The vampire king was one of the few vamps on True Blood that seemed interested in actually having fun. He always looked as if he was going to a party and simply looking for a good time, especially with the help of his slick 70s style wardrobe.
Sadly, Edgington isn’t around this season, but don’t fret. As actor Denis O’Hare says below, the plan is for him to return. Things didn’t end well for Edgington last season, but the King of Mississippi had persistence and ambition, so there was no real reason for us to be doubting his return.
While Denis O’Hare isn’t on this season, the actor was still kind enough to make the time to discuss his role on the show. Throughout my whole chat with O’Hare he wore his love for Edgington on his sleeve. From discussing the character’s past to his childlike wonder, the actor remained enthusiastic.

Here’s what Denis O’Hare had to say about Russell’s back-story, the tone and writing of True Blood, the curse of being a character actor, and what to expect from Clint Eastwood‘s J. Edgar.
And, although this bit didn’t make it into the piece, I told O’Hare I’d make sure to mention a great film he’s proud of that practically no one seems to have seen, A Mighty Heart.
To start off, it was disappointing  to hear that you’re not coming back this season.
I know, I know. It was up in the air. They were definitely bringing me back, it was just a matter of if they wanted to bring me back the last couple episodes or bring me back at the beginning. So they decided to do it at the beginning of season 5.

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