Luke Grimes: True Blood Actor Quit Show Over Gay Sex Scenes?

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Fans of True Blood may have noticed that the character of James had been recast for the seventh season premiere, with Luke Grimes being replaced by Nathan Parsons.

So why such an unexpected shake-up in the show's final season?

Well, according Buzzfeed, unidentified sources who worked on the series claim that Grimes insisted he be let out of his contract after learning that some of the unexpected gay sex in True Blood season 7 would be performed by his character.

Luke Grimes as James

Sources say Grimes "objected to the first few scripts he received," as they revealed that his character will be involved in a same sex relationship with Nelsan Ellis' Lafayette.

Grimes' agent denies the allegation claiming the actor was forced to exit the series due to a scheduling conflict.

Grimes has been cast in 50 Shades of Grey, but other than that, he doesn't seem to be have any major projects in the works, and it seems unlikely that producers couldn't have figured something out if Luke had any interest in staying on the show.

If the reports are true, it's hilariously ironic that Grimes bowed out of True Blood because he objected to the sexual content...only to jump on board with freakin' 50 Shades of Grey!

In any event, fans don't seem to object to the recasting, and Parsons has already won the audience over with a dramatic scene in which he shares his backstory with Lafayette.

If you missed the premiere or just want to revisit one of your favorite episodes, you can always watch True Blood online at TV Fanatic. 

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