There’s a new kid in town for fans of True Blood, but not everyone may be happy about it.
Rob Kazinsky joins the show for season six as Ben; a new love interest for Sookie (Anna Paquin). Rob recently told TV Guide, "I knew there would be a certain backlash from corners of the audience. The Bill, Eric and Alcide camps certainly wouldn’t appreciate having another love interest in town."
"Ben is the first character that has been on this show as a love interest for her that is actually a good guy - that could actually be a life for her," he explained in the interview. Time will tell how much backlash will arise from this new romance that appears to be kindling on the hit HBO show. One thing I doubt we’ll be hearing many complaints about is Kazinsky’s character baring it all; all the time!
"I’ve never done nudity in my [career] ever, in any way shape or form," he told Entertainment Weekly. “[But here] I’m pretty much naked the entire season.”
Another hunky actor trotting around in his birthday suit won’t be instigating any hate from viewers, regardless of which camp they pledge loyalty too.
True Blood airs on Sundays at 9/8c on HBO. The show’s sixth season will debut on FOX this autumn in the UK.