Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Denis O’Hare Sinks His Teeth Into Debate on True Blood vs. Broadway Fans

After a sensationally over the top run on season three of HBO’s uber-popular vampire series True Blood, Tony winner Denis O’Hare (who played the show’s murderous King of Mississippi) has found a new set of admirers on his way back to the stage in the forthcoming Broadway production of Elling. So, which fans are more hard-core: Broadway-goers or vampire lovers? “It’s a tossup,” O’Hare recently told “Broadway fans have to travel here to see their shows, so they have a level of commitment that’s more than just tuning in every week.” Thanks to TV, however, O'Hare can feel his profile rising: “I get left alone for the most part, but then suddenly somebody will scream, ‘Oh my God! You’re the King of Mississippi!'”
O’Hare got a taste of True Blood fandom at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention earlier this year. “Comic-Con is a special kind of crazy,” the actor joked. “There were around 130,000 people there!” In addition to convention-goers, the actor was surprised to find he had intergalactic fans. “I got surrounded by the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation,” he exclaimed. “First Deanna Troi [Marina Sirtis] walked up, then Data [Brent Spiner], then Worf [Michael Dorn]. I was just like ‘Oh my God!’” But after his character's questionable fate of being encased in a tomb of concrete for the next 100 years, will O’Hare be back for season four? “I love the show and really hope I’m back next year," he said. "It's a very good atmosphere."

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Cory Feldman returns to vampire franchise

Mention the Twilight series to Corey Feldman and he’ll feign ignorance. “Never heard of it,” he says, brow furrowed under shaggy black hair. “I have no idea what you’re talking about. Is that a comic book or a kids’ cartoon?” Then the laugh comes. “Just joking.”
With his own new vampire movie coming out, Lost Boys: the Thirst, Feldman recognizes the importance of that other bloodsucking franchise.
“What I say is let them keep making movies because it’s keeping us in business,” he says. “The more romance novelists there are out there making romanticized ideas of vampirism for the kids, the more people want to see a real action movie putting the bad guys where they belong.”

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: 3OH!3 - Touchin On My

True Blood: Touchin on My