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Posted Mon, February 7, 2011 1:33pm EDT

'True Blood' Star Slams 'Twilight': Real Vampires Don't Sparkle & Aren't Celibate! Exclusive!

See pics of & vote for your favorite vamps: the boys of Bon Temps, or the fellas of Forks?

If you thought the war between the vampires and werewolves was intense, you’re clearly not aware of the brewing war between Twilight and True Blood‘s fanged fatales! Denis O’Hare, who played True Blood‘s über baddie Russell Edgington this past season, had some choice words for Robert Pattinson and his crew Feb. 5 at the 63rd Annual Writers Guild Awards in NYC. “Real vampires don’t sparkle, they don’t glisten,” Denis, 49, told exclusively. “They can’t go out in the day and they definitely aren’t celibate! Come on!”

But even though Denis disagrees with Twilight‘s take on the modern vampire, there is one thing the actor can totally relate to as a fellow vamp: crazy fan encounters!

“People ask me to bite them,” Denis told us. “It happens a lot. In my rough neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, I was inside a Bravo across the street from me and this big Dominican guy who was working there was like, ‘Hey man, can you bite me?’ And I’m like, ‘You’re not going to beat me up afterwards?’ But I did it, and we took a picture!”

— Andy Swift, reporting by Ashley Joy Parker