True Blood’s Denis O’Hare, our crazy vampire villain Russell Edgington on HBO’s True Blood is featured in an interview with Timeout.com. They spoke with the Brooklyn-based actor about fairy tales since he is currently starring in “Into The Woods” in New York this summer and coming back from the undead as Russell Edgington.
Below are the portions of this interview that pertain to True Blood.
TONY: Speaking of True Blood, what was your reaction when you found out that your character, Russell, would be returning?
Denis O’Hare: I had a heads-up a long time ago. When Alan Ball initially hired me for the third season, he warned me I would be buried, but also said, “You’ll probably survive.” I love the character, and I think he deserves to finish what he started.
TONY: It seems like he’s come back with a vengeance.
Denis O’Hare: There’s a very surprising evolution. There’s an old Celtic-Greek idea that whenever a warrior is killed, you bury him to revive him, but he always came back missing something—either an eye or a limb or a sense.
TONY: That could be bad. It already seems like he’s lost his mind.
Denis O’Hare: Well, I think it’s an interesting idea that Russell is transformed. He’s definitely the same guy, but he’s got some different stuff going on. Oddly enough, he’s funnier—but he’s also a little crazier.
Into the Woods runs through Aug 25 as part of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.
To read the rest of this interview with Denis go to: timeout.com