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True Blood - Seaons 6 - Rob Kazinsky Interview

The Hollywood Reporter: How worried were you about playing a new love interest for Sookie? Because fans are extremely passionate about her love life.
Robert Kazinsky:
I know that no matter what I do, I will be rejected by Eric and Bill's camps. I know that I am fighting an uphill battle from the very, very start just by being somebody different. However if they give Ben a chance, maybe they will see that he might be the best thing for her. Over the course of the season, you are going to see that there is a lot more to him than what meets the eye in the first few episodes. He is the first real chance that she has for happiness. He is the same as her: ostracized, lost, a fairy. He offers her a chance to actually be normal for once in her life with somebody who truly understands her. So, I think after a little while if people could kind of get over their hate of the fact that I am usurping their favorite character, they might actually grow to like him.

THR: What was the audition process like?
It was pretty good. It was just two auditions. I just went in and did a reading with Anna. From the moment I read the character I was like, "I’ve got this. This is so me." I just knew from the minute I read it that I could play this character and that it felt really right to me. But I am determined to masculine up the fairy genre. I am a 200-pound hairy fairy, and I kind of want to be less Elton John and more Justin Timberlake.

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