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Did Luke Grimes Leave "True Blood" Due To Upcoming Gay Storyline?

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06/26/2014 3:25 pm
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Did Luke Grimes Leave
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Shane Avery

Senior Staff Writer


This is interesting. If you all tuned in to the season premiere of True Blood this past Sunday, you would have noticed that a different actor is now playing the role of James (it's now actor Nathan Parsons). Nathan has officially taken over for Luke Grimes, who exited the series. Well, we may have discovered exactly WHY Luke left. According to Buzzfeed (and HBO), Luke exited the series due to knowledge that his character would be heading into a same-sex relationship with  Lafayette (played by Nelson Ellis). Luke reportedly objected to the first few scripts he read, and informed the producers that he would ONLY continue on if the story continued as, while Lafayette was attracted to James, but it would not be reciprocated. He also reportedly refused to partake in any same-sex kissing and sex scenes. While HBO is standing by their story, Luke's rep has fired back, saying Luke wasn't even privy to the plot line that far down the line, and the whole matter was a simple scheduling conflict. He also stated that Luke had an out clause in his contract. What do you guys make of this? This doesn't portray Luke in the most positive light, but I have to wonder why HBO felt it necessary to release so much information? They couldn't have just said a difference of opinion or something? What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments! Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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