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Did This True Blood Star Quit The Show To Avoid A Gay Storyline??

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True Blood has taken a lot of left turns with its characters, killing them, turning them into vampires, even revealing that they're faeries!

Well, it turns out at least one cast member wasn't happy with the direction his character was going — and it was enough for him to quit! (Guess we should probably say SPOILER ALERT before we say anything more…)

Fans may have noticed that Luke Grimes, who played Jessica's cutey patootie boyfriend James, has been replaced for season 7 with hunky Aussie actor Nathan Parsons.

When Luke decided to leave the show late last year, HBO cited differences in "the creative direction of the character."

Well it turns out that "creative direction" was out of the closet door. James is apparently about to enter a gay relationship with Lafayette!

A source close to the HBO show says Luke was not happy about the homosexual storyline and said he wouldn't do any same-sex love scenes! And when the writers refused to back down, he left the show!

Luke's rep denies this accusation and maintains the actor's exit was all about scheduling. We don't know, the timing is awfully suspicious!

But it's true Luke is a busy bee, working on both Fifty Shades Of Grey and American Sniper.

But we have to ask; is working with Bradley Cooper the best way to stay away from a gay storyline?

We mean, come on, what guy hasn't thought about letting BCoop open his Silver Linings Playbook and do a little American Hustle? LOLz!

[Image via HBO.]

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10 comments to “Did This True Blood Star Quit The Show To Avoid A Gay Storyline??”

  1. texasannie says – reply to this


    So what if he did? some people aren't comfortable kissing member's of the same sex, much less simulating sex. It doesn't make him a bad person or homophobic. How sad if they gay community tries to make something of this.

  2. TOM says – reply to this


    i would probably walk away if they use lafayeette as my lover . he is black and ugly and way too fem. luke is fucking hot he deserves a hot guy like him

  3. I'm Stupid² says – reply to this


    Oh my god! Jesus must be pissed off by this homophobic behavior!!

  4. MB says – reply to this


    Re: TOM

    I doubt you're better looking than Lafayette, and I seriously doubt you have a better body…but what does his being black have to do with anything?

    And Luke isn't all that good looking…why is that people seem to think that a man having long hair makes him pretty?

  5. 5

    Re: TOM – LOLOL!!! Yeah me too

  6. KellyAnnLove says – reply to this


    It's totally ok with me…new James is MUCH hotter than old James :)

  7. Chapel says – reply to this


    Re: texasannie – I completely agree with you and I stand by Luke's decision to leave True Blood. His charactor wasn't gay, so why now ?

  8. Syvlie says – reply to this


    Re: texasannie – it's called acting, but dumb beefcake models shouldn't be expected to possess the empathy required to enter into their characters, it's true.

  9. 9

    If true, good for him !!!

  10. 10

    It's his choice! That's what makes life enjoyable. Choosing what it is you want to do or not do. Doesn't make him a homophobe. Get over it!