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Camp, Jones added to True Blood

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 20th 2008 5:00PM
Anna Camp and Ashley JonesI'm always ravenous for any True Blood news, and this week, EW.com's Michael Ausiello posted about two new cast members joining the HBO vampire show.

Anna Camp has signed to play the series-regular role of Sarah, wife of Rev. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), the head-honcho preacher from the Fellowship of the Sun Church. The church is an anti-vampire religious sect, and I'm sure the addition of Sarah will shake things up good, since she hates vampires with a passion. Her character is described as in her late 20s, pretty, feminine, and part of the new hip evangelical movement. Camp is no stranger to controversial projects, as she's currently starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of Equus.

Ashley Jones (Dr. Bridget Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful), has been tapped for a six-episode arc as Daphne, a new waitress at Merlotte's. Rumor has it that she won't be hanging up her stethoscope on the soap, but will juggle both shows. Hmmm, I'm seeing a blood theme in her roles.

I'm also wondering if Daphne might be a new love interest for Sam. Let's face it, he really needs someone to love his little shape-shifting self for who he his. Tara's verbal lashings just made my blood boil, and I've got a few things to say about Sookie using Sam as a replacement when Bill was out doing his vampire thing in season one.

I was cursing Sookie for falling into the arms of the first other-worldly creature to land in her bed naked (well, to be fair Sam was a dog when he jumped into bed with her), while Bill's away tending to his crimes in the high vampire court. I mean really!

Any thoughts on this casting news? And for more season two news, check out my recent True Blood post.

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Its pretty crazy how quickly season two of "True Blood" is coming together. Then again it is from Alan Ball, and I remember thinking back on "Six Feet Under" how the series seemed to go through five seasons pretty rapidly as well.

December 21 2008 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ashley Jones is so much better than the crap material she is being given on The Bold and the Beautiful. As Bridget Forrester she is both the smartest character on the show and the stupidest, yet she made the role (she was a recast of Crossing Jordan's Jennifer Finnigen) her own and gave it so much class and dignity. I'm sure she'll be great on True Blood.

December 21 2008 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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