März 17, 2011

Mr. O’Hare’s most famous scene in “True Blood” comes while the vampires are pushing for an equal-rights amendment. His character bursts into a television studio, rips out the spine of the newscaster and delivers an enraged monologue, saying that vampires do not seek equal rights with humans because they are not their equals — they are their betters. “We will eat you, and then we will eat your children,” he says. Then with an unctuous smile: “And now for the weather. Tiffany?”Mr. O’Hare had previously said that he used his rage over politics regarding gay marriage to fuel that scene. But it was also, he said now, “broader than that.”“I somewhat resist the whole gay rights-vampire rights metaphor because it is fraught with problems,” he said. “I don’t want to be seen as a gay man as a blood-sucking killer. I don’t think it is the way to win hearts and minds.”“The point for me was, it was a way for me to understand Russell’s rage,” he added. “I have had this argument for years that as a gay person no one gives me my rights. They are mine. I don’t need to have them conferred on me. I don’t need anyone’s approval. You do need to get out of my way.”

New York Times, November 10, 2010"A Character He Can Sink His Phobias Into"

Mr. O’Hare’s most famous scene in “True Blood” comes while the vampires are pushing for an equal-rights amendment. His character bursts into a television studio, rips out the spine of the newscaster and delivers an enraged monologue, saying that vampires do not seek equal rights with humans because they are not their equals — they are their betters. “We will eat you, and then we will eat your children,” he says. Then with an unctuous smile: “And now for the weather. Tiffany?”
Mr. O’Hare had previously said that he used his rage over politics regarding gay marriage to fuel that scene. But it was also, he said now, “broader than that.”
“I somewhat resist the whole gay rights-vampire rights metaphor because it is fraught with problems,” he said. “I don’t want to be seen as a gay man as a blood-sucking killer. I don’t think it is the way to win hearts and minds.”
“The point for me was, it was a way for me to understand Russell’s rage,” he added. “I have had this argument for years that as a gay person no one gives me my rights. They are mine. I don’t need to have them conferred on me. I don’t need anyone’s approval. You do need to get out of my way.”

New York Times, November 10, 2010
"A Character He Can Sink His Phobias Into"

(Quelle: The New York Times)

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