"True Blood" fans may still be lamenting the demise of uber villain Russell Edgington, deliciously played with great zest by Denis O'Hare, but the actor’s OK with exploding all over the faerie field in the season finale.
"You know, there's no good way to really end with these kinds of things,” O’Hare told The Clicker. “But I really thought the show did a good job in elegantly ending me. I thought it was really beautiful. In a way, Russell is such an amazing character. How are you going to feasibly kill him? It had to be a surprise. You kinda had to be quick. So I think it was a good way to do it," he said.
But on a show that features vampires, witches, faeries, werewolves, werepanthers, ghosts and more, is a dead gooey mess truly a dead gooey mess?
"He's really dead. You just can't come back from a exit like that!” the actor said. “Although with this show, you just never know -- I could be in dream land, in flashbacks and that kind of thing, but I'm pretty sure I'm dead!" he quipped.
As for the rest of the show's season five finale, O'Hare was thrilled. "I loved the way they ended this season. It was really fun. I am really interested to see where Bill (Stephen Moyer) is going. I thought his transformation was really cool. He's so evil! And they need more evil now that I’m gone!"
The show left viewers’ jaws on the floor during the closing scene when the once ultimate good-guy Bill drank original vampire Lilith’s blood, exploded in what appeared to be the True Death, only to rise again from the undead.
Perhaps mirroring his own life, O'Hare mentioned one plot point he would love to see next season.
"It would be great to have two vampires adopt a baby,” he suggested. “I think it would be really funny to see them go through the process at the adoption agency! And there are already four babies on the show, so it could be the start of a hilarious story line!"
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