MR. Denis O'Hare is this week's Real Man We Admire.
As excited as we are for the season premiere of “True Blood” on June 16, we can’t help but be a little disappointed that one of our favorite things about watching the show will be missing: getting glamoured through our TV set by this week’s Real Man We Admire, Denis O’Hare.
As the 2,800-year-old villainous (and totally gay) Vampire King of Mississippi Russell Edgington, the celebrated actor (himself openly gay) constantly raised the dramatic stakes on the hit HBO drama—that is until he was stabbed right through the heart with one during last season’s nail-biter finale.
No worries, though. While you might not be seeing him in Bon Temps anymore, rest assured O’Hare will be biting into more great roles very soon. After all, the 51-year-old is one of Hollywood’s most respected character actors and a model for other out and proud performers looking to avoid being typecast. Throughout his career, he’s played both straight and gay roles in a slew of popular movies (“Milk,” “The Proposal”), TV series (“American Horror Story,” “The Good Wife”), and Broadway shows (he won a Tony Award in 2003 for portraying a baseball-loving gay business manager in the critically acclaimed play “Take Me Out”).
“Well, it’s certainly home territory,” he told Out magazine about his playing gay characters. “You can kind of...