Friday, August 20, 2010

Lafayette bares his true soul

Nelsan Ellis, who plays the ever flamboyant and crowd favourite Lafayette Reynolds, speaks to us about his role, fame and his sexuality 
IT'S hard to pick a favourite among HBO's True Blood characters because quite honestly, they are all just really, re­ally good. Out of all the main characters however, it can't be argued that Lafay­ette Reynolds is the most entertaining.
A charming character, Lafayette is very flamboyant in style, has an abso­lutely toxic but entertaining mouth and hilarious dialogues. To top it all off, he's also got a mysterious past, present and future.
For those who don't know who Lafay­ette is, he is the cook at Merlotte's - his decent day job, apart from being a drug dealer, a V (vampire blood) dealer and a gay prostitute. Simply put, he is any­thing but boring.
Yes, sure, the main character, Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), her vampire lover Bill Compton (Ste­phen Moyer) and Season 3 entry were­wolf bodyguard Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) are just as hot and deli­cious as Lafayette. But we could almost predict what's going to happen to them, and how the characters will develop.

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