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Joss Stone joining the cast of The Tudors

by Erin Martell, posted Aug 6th 2008 9:04AM
Joss StoneR&B singer Joss Stone is giving television acting a try. Stone is taking on the role of Anne of Cleves in season three of Showtime's The Tudors. Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife; the marriage was annulled after less than a year. The role is Stone's first significant part on a TV series. She previously appeared in an episode of American Dreams and in the film Eragon.

Fans of the singer will have to wait a while for Stone to turn up on the drama series. The third season begins with the king's marriage to Jane Seymour (played by Anita Briem), with Anne of Cleves coming into the picture later on.

There are different explanations about the marriage's failure. According to one popular story, Henry agreed to marry Anne after seeing her portrait, but was displeased with her looks at their first meeting. I'd be surprised if Stone's Anne of Cleves is presented as unattractive, although TV's version of ugly is vastly different from reality.

Will Stone win over fans of The Tudors, or will her real life celebrity status be distracting?

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Didnt Anne of Cleves have 11 fingers? I forget where I heard that. I do know Henry hated her because of how ugly she was.

August 06 2008 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

What? Anne was chunky, and not attractive, spoke with a very thick accent, and Henry hated her on sight. Just once, could this show do something accurate????

August 06 2008 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Um... no. I don't think that she should just get the part because of her name. Which is obvoiusly what happened here because Anne of Cleves is not supposed to be exceedingly pretty and Joss Stone is generally regarded as being pretty. To each his own, I suppose, but none for me. So I'm not nearly as excited for the next season of the Tudors now.

August 06 2008 at 11:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well if her most recent album is anything to go by, her music career is pretty much over. Her first two albums were perfect, with not a bad song to be found. The third (most recent) album was absolutely terrible. Only one good song on it.

August 06 2008 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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