Saturday, June 18, 2011

O'Hare relishes 'True Blood' opportunity Was a fan before being cast in HBO vampire drama

When Denis O'Hare was asked to play the latest antagonist, Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi on HBO's hit skein "True Blood," accepting the role was a no brainer."It's one of my favorite shows," O'Hare says. "It's rare that you get to do a show that you actually love. It actually made me afraid because I loved it so much that I couldn't imagine being in that world.
"But once I got in the part and started thinking about it, I just got excited about the fact that it was a very powerful and charming character. It was such fun to play."
Edgington comes to Louisiana hoping to begin a war with its vampire queen and ultimately eliminate the human race. But tables turn, and when Edgington's lover and progeny, Talbot, is slain, the almost-3,000 year-old vampire goes on a rampage, including ripping a newscaster's spine from his body during a newscast.
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