SPOILERS: Russell Edgington Returns with a Song In His Heart

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The Insider has some scoop from Denis O’Hare who returns to True Blood this season as fan favorite Russell Edgington. According to Denis, Russell comes back funnier…”until he isn’t,” and he has a new boyfriend.

“In a strange way, Russell is actually a lot funnier this season,” Denis told TheInsider.com at NYC’s Lucille Lortel Awards. “He’s not toothless, but he’s a little more of a comic foil … until he isn’t. And then he becomes very, very vicious again. Which I love.”

“How he got disinterred made him grateful to somebody and that gratitude may inform his new [personality].”

A new attitude isn’t the only change coming for Russell in season five — he will also get a new boyfriend and discover a deeper love for the performing arts. “I get to dance, I get to hold a puppy and I get to sing karaoke — a great 70s classic,” Denis said, before quickly adding, “not all at the same time, mind you.”

Some of you have already speculated that Russell and newly-turned Steve Newlin might be an item; I could definitely see that happening, especially if Steve is the one who freed Russell from the cement. Denis also noted that they are currently filming episodes 10 and 11, so those scenes shot in New Orleans over the weekend may be part of both episodes.

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  1. AJ

    May 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I’m actually happy Russell is back. He’s one of my favorite characters!

  2. venus

    May 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Yes I do am happy russell is back I loved him in season 3 and so glad he is back for season 5. I will say it again it will be a great season looking forward to his performance.

  3. Abel

    May 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    If it was in fact Steve Newland who freed him then who told Steve about Russell in the first place, I wonder…