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Evan Rachel Wood signs for True Blood season two

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 26th 2009 1:08PM
Evan Rachel Wood in True BloodNow here's some news I can sink my teeth into. Aside from my Buffy fixation, I spend my days and nights awaiting the return of Alan Ball's True Blood on June 16. I'm on a vampire roll.

The HBO show has just picked up Evan Rachel Wood, who will play a vampire queen in the second season. You know, she sort of has that vampire look to her. Or rather, the goth look I imagine a female vamp might have. I think she'll be great in the role.

Wood's character is the Queen of Louisiana, a 400-year-old vampire who rules over the undead residents of the Bayou State. She's a pivotal character in Books 2 and 3 of the Sookie Stackhouse novels on which the series is based (loosely, some would say).

Season two finds waitress Sookie (Anna Paquin) and vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) on a secret mission to Texas, on the Queen's authority. Wood has signed for two episodes, but I'm guessing we'll see her throughout the series.

She made the gossip columns last year as the supposed flame of Mickey Rourke, her co-star in The Wrestler. Of course, I'll always think of her first as Jessie Sammler in Once and Again.

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dre

not only is S-A 15 and French in the books, she's also much older than 400 years. True Blood is definitely loosely based on the (better by far) books.

April 29 2009 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kim

TB season 2 starts Sunday June 14th..not the 16th. Wouldn't want you to miss it! :)=

April 27 2009 at 4:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hope

Wasn't Sophie 15 when she was changed? This woman looks a lot older.

April 26 2009 at 9:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

This only shows Alan Ball has no respect for the source material. Sophie-Anne is a 400-year-old French vampire. is it too much to ask that Ball hire a French actress or even someone from Quebec? I shudder to think how Wood will butcher the accent.

April 26 2009 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian

I think of her as batshit crazy teenager from Thirteen.

April 26 2009 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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