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'True Blood' star Nelsan Ellis would 'love to see Lafayette get a girlfriend'

June 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM ET

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Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette on "True Blood."

A hunky guy on "True Blood"? There have been many of those, and fan favorite Lafayette has certainly batted his pretty lashes and thrown a spicy comment at quite a few of them.

But despite the character's appreciation for men, the actor behind Lafayette -- Nelsan Ellis -- would like the short-order cook to get a taste of something different. Namely, ladies.

"I would love to see Lafayette get a girlfriend!" he told TODAY.com.

Shocked for Lafayette -- previously very romantically involved with Jesus Velasquez (Kevin Alejandro) -- to go in this direction?

“I think Lafayette is bisexual," Ellis explained. "I don’t think the producers would be down for it, but wouldn’t it take the audience by storm?! Lipstick on his lips kissing a girl wearing lipstick, and he’s like, ‘This is my girl’?! They could be wearing matching bandannas. I think it would be awesome. Anyway, that’s my fantasy!”

And with new showrunner Brian Buckner at the helm now that Alan Ball has stepped down, anything is possible when the show returns for season six, which kicks off on Sunday.

"We have a different boss so we have a different show," Ellis said.

And besides love for Lafayette, there are still tons of ideas from the Sookie Stackhouse books that are just waiting to be explored on the HBO show.

“I’ve read eight of those books! I like them so much. They are so addictive!” Ellis enthused. “While my character was killed off early on in the books, I’m really grateful to the fans and that’s why I’m still here on the show.”

“I lead a blessed life,” Ellis added. “I’m just grateful for all of it.”

"True Blood" returns June 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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