True Blood welcomes more vampire royalty in season 3 with the arrival of Russell Edgington, King of Mississippi. We meet Russell in the third book in the series, Club Dead, and he is listed as a series regular for True Blood season 3. This 2700-year-old vampire (give or take a few decades) has been married to Talbot for about 700 years and is the current ruler of Mississippi. In the books, Talbot is Russell’s human companion, his “trophy husband”, so having Talbot be a vampire and a long-term companion for Russell is a change for the show. Additionally, the books describe Russell as “the perfect Southern gentleman”, while the show mythology will go further and reveal that Russell is a Celt who was turned around 800 B.C., but now affects the accent and mannerisms of a Southern gentleman.
True Blood’ Actor Marries Longtime Boyfriend in NY (NewsCore) - Actor Denis O’Hare, who plays vampire king Russell Edgington on “True Blood,” has married his longtime boyfriend in New York, E! News reported Friday. O’Hare, 49, married interior designer Hugo Redwood at a courthouse in New York City. “Okay. It happened. Hugo and I just got married … Mr. And Mr,” he tweeted to fans late Thursday. In addition to his role on the HBO vampire series, O’Hare has a recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife.” He has also appeared in several films including “Duplicity” and “The Proposal.” He won a Tony Award in 2003 for his role in “Take Me Out,” the Broadway show about a gay pro baseball player.
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