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'True Blood' actor Nelsan Ellis: Former star quit because he didn't 'want to play a gay part'

When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season.

Now Nelsan Ellis, the actor who plays Kent’s gay lover on the show, is speaking up -- and he’s not happy.

“You quit your job because you don’t want to play a gay part? You make a big statement when you go, ‘I don’t want to play this part because it’s gay,” Ellis told New York Magazine following the airing this week of his character’s sex scene with the new actor playing Kent. “You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/07/24/true-blood-actor-nelsan-ellis-former-star-quit-because-didnt-want-to-play-gay/

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