Rob Kazinsky Promises “Team Ben” By the End of the Season

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Entertainment Weekly has an interview with True Blood newbie Rob Kazinsky (aka faery-human hybrid Ben) in which we learn that Ben is about to be very, very naked as he brings “light” to Sookie’s romantic world at last. He also talks about being intimidated by Joe Manganiello and bracing himself for fan rejection as Sookie’s love interest.

Ben’s introduction makes for a nice change for the show’s heroine as well. Though Sookie resisted Ben’s advances last night, Kazinsky promises they’ll develop a deeper connection throughout the season. “One thing that Sookie has never had is a similar person to herself. She’s been with vampires, she’s been werewolves, she’s been with the darker side of the supernatural, but she’s never found somebody that is in the same shoes as she is,” he notes. “[Their relationship] should feel like this is almost the home where she belongs. … After she’s been struggling with the darkness in previous seasons, this is the first time she’s had some kind of a ‘light’ guy in her life. That’s the main attraction for her.”

[Read the full interview here…]

Our initial reaction to Ben was that he’s more than he appears and can’t be trusted, but there isn’t a hint of ulterior motives in this interview. Do you think Rob is that good at keeping secrets, or are we predisposed not to like his character?

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9 Comments

  1. Niecey

    June 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I call BS! He is hiding something big 4sure

  2. anna meyer

    June 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I think he might be warlo

    • Sookieeleana

      June 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Me too – Warlow breaks through the barrier from another world, then Ben appears at the side of the road. Too much of a coincidence?

      • Madeleine

        June 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

        Isn’t Warlow a Vampire? He’s lying around in broad daylight and can read her thoughts? And he sparks when Sookie touches him?

    • Mel

      June 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

      We wondered that as well, but if he is, how was he outside in the daytime? And how could Sookie read his thoughts? I think it’s more likely that he’s working for Queen Mab (episode 4.01) and/or is out to get Niall a la Claude in the books.

      • Madeleine

        June 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

        Would Queen Mab try the same trick a second time? By the way : is she Niall’s wife?
        She announced herself as Queen, Niall announced herself as KIng…..
        Considering Sookie’s experience with the faery Queen I wouldn’t recommend sitting down for a nice meal with a faery King, and I certainly would be more suspicious around faery royalty.

  3. ChristieAtlanta

    June 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I don’t think the writers would bring on his character just to have another love interest for Sookie. I bet she will totally get to trust this guy and he will betray her by the end of the season.

  4. esw45

    June 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Yeah ….I don’t trust him….he has an agenda….remember the casting call for Ben said dark and dark again so thst means trouble for Sookie

  5. Kim

    June 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    If he isn’t what he seems, then it was probably a bad idea for Sookie to point him in the direction of the faery portal…