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Evan Rachel Wood Cast as Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne in True Blood

Evan Rachel Wood Joins the Cast of True Blood


True Blood fans, there's a new vampire queen in town. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Evan Rachel Wood has been hired to play Sophie-Anne, queen of Louisiana vampires, in this upcoming season.

For now, Wood is on board for two episodes at the end of True Blood's second season, which starts in June. But according to the report, that might not be the end of it: the role's a pretty major one, and EW says if the show returns for a third season, so would Wood.

I'm not that familiar with the books, so Wood's role is new to me; here's how EW describes it:

She's a 500-year-old vampire from France who is charming, wily, ruthless and wise. She's a consummate diplomat who has (or had) many of history's most famous people on speed dial.

I've always liked Wood on TV (speaking as an old Once and Again fan), and from the description, she seems well-suited to this role. But I'm curious what those of you who know the books think of this. Could Wood be the perfect Sophie-Anne, or did you have someone else in mind?

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