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True Blood Actor Luke Grimes Quits

Fox News Reports:

When Luke Grimes started on HBO's "True Blood" last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was not hetereosexual and starting a romantic relationship with the character in the seventh and final season.

"You quit your job because you don't want to play the part? You make a big statement when you go, 'I don't want to play this part because it's gay," Ellis told New York Magazine following the airing this week of his character's sex scene with the new actor playing Kent. "You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects."

Born and raised in a devout Christian family in Dayton, Ohio, Grimes's father is a Pentecostal pastor and the actor attended a Christian High School. In an interview with Filler Magazine, Grimes said that while he still values the religious teachings he learned as a child, his is undecided the "modern Christian religion."

"It's pretty clear Luke will suffer as a result. Hollywood will either say he was unprofessional or a phobe of some sort," added Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center. "It is his prerogative, but he will suffer for it."