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Kevin Alejandro Talks His True Blood Character

Kevin Alejandro Talks His True Blood Character

Kevin Alejandro sat down with AfterElton to talk about his upcoming role in True Blood.

The 33-year-old actor, who gets romantically involved with Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), shared why he decided to play a gay character. Kevin explained, “Because it’s different. It was part of the appeal because I’m going straight from family man with kids, playing a detective in gang territory on [TNT's] Southland. We thought it would be a really nice balance and challenge to go from that to Jesus [on True Blood].”

The new season of True Blood kicks off this Sunday (June 13) @ 9PM ET/PT on HBO!

FYI: This isn’t the first time Kevin has played gay: “First he was on Big Love as a gay hustler, then he played Justin’s dad on Ugly Betty which included a wonderful scene where he stood up on a subway full of people to defend his ‘theatrical’ son. Alejandro followed that up by starring in Southland which attracted our notice due to the presence of gay cop John Cooper, then next played a gay part on the reboot of Melrose Place.”

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