The actor points out that this intimate a male homosexual relationship has been rare on it was a new acting challenge for him, but that working with Ellis this season made it more natural. This inner conflict that he always has is externalized with Jessica, when she's getting upset with him."It helped immensely to know him and to trust him and trust each other that we're going to do this right," he says. He's just trying to be the right person for Jess, and she keeps blowing him off.It has much more to do with the overarching problems that vampires cause. The very first episode, the scene between the two of us was my first day ever on the set, and so right off the bat I knew working with him was awesome.You've filmed almost exclusively with Nelsan this season. He's brilliant, just the way that he plays around with the scenes, with the words -- he's so free when he’s in that character.James became a vampire because of intolerance to homosexuality in the 1970s. Because the town is already going through so much because of this vampire apocalypse, basically, no matter what your preference is, if you look out for and care about each other, they're going to overlook it.
He talks with about the sex scene, filming with Ellis and his Jim Morrison influences. Lafayette's the only one who has the interest and takes the time to say, "What's wrong, what's going on with you?" There’s a mutual connection where they both just want to have fun and be easy, love each other, take care of each other. The pair's connection was hinted at in previous episodes, with James admitting to "groovin' on" Lafayette in last Sunday's hour.When Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) gives James the cold shoulder yet again at Bon Temps' "celebration of life," he goes to a sympathetic Lafayette and the pair end up having sex. PHOTOS ' True Blood' Season 7 Premiere: Stars Walk the Carpet One Last Time Parsons tells it’s the last viewers will see of the James-Jessica romance. Now we'll start to see more of Lafayette and l together, and Jessica has another thing she’s going to start dealing with," he says. The trick with James is, though he's a pacifist, he's still a vampire, which is not a peaceful thing to be.There is still some other trouble that arises, but that's not till later episodes.
It's nothing related specifically to sexuality and to gender.