Nelsan Ellis and Being “Lafayette”

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Windy City Times grabbed a minute with Nelsan Ellis, Merlotte’s many-layered cook. Lafayette was such a cool character and one of the few friends Sookie could claim.

Nelsan Ellis

HBO’s new series True Blood imagines a world where vampires have stepped out of the closet and strive for integration within human society”but there are very bad apples in both baskets. Within True Blood’s rich mythology, humans get sexual highs from vampire blood, which is dealt like a drug by humans, and all manner of sexual orientations exist. ~ Read entire interview here.

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  2. Brian McDonald

    June 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    i was delighted to find that lafayette was still alive and kicking though in a bad place in the first episode of the new season. i would have missed him as he’s a very interesting character with i think a lot of potential to develop.

    nelsan has really done well as lafayette and i look forward to seeing where lafayette goes in the future.

  3. anita

    August 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

    lafayette,beautifully portrayed by Nelsan Ellis, and Tara, captured in pure form by Rutina Wesley are up and coming black actors doing great jobs. are you saying that about any of the white actors on the show? lets stop being so negative- minded ! would you prefer they were on the streets doing nothing? i for one i’m very proud of these 2 young people. my 14yr old son and i who is a drummer and a scholar watch true blood together every sunday nite and this past wkend there was big write-up in our sunday paper about Nelsan Ellis, who we found out was raised here in bessemer, ala.we thought how cool and only instilled even more to my son that you can accomplish anything ….

    • Liz

      August 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

      I don’t see anyone being negative minded.

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