True Blood’s Denis O’Hare Gets Inside Russell’s Head
“Why should I have a better experience than the character? Why should I be outside the character? I shouldn’t be,” says Denis Hare (Russell).
Well, maybe in your case you should be a little outside him. Enough to avoid his heart-ripping ways, anyway. Otherwise, there are going to be some startling news broadcasts in Louisiana.
Denis says that True Blood works because the actors commit fully to the material without winking at the audience. “People keep saying, ‘True Blood is so campy,’” he says. “Not from the inside. Everyone is acting full out. Anna Paquin cries real tears.”
Maybe it’s because she’s scared Denis is really going to rip her heart out.