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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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Blee75 Blee75 7 years
NNnoooooo! ERW sucks! She's a talentless tabloid grab. Sofie Anne is "childlike" in appearance, not skanky. She dresses very conservatively in the books (many descriptions of this). I think Christina Ricci would make a fabulous Sofie Anne!! She fits the description in the book and would be a welcome addition to a great show!
lala788 lala788 8 years
i never read the book , but i think she will be amazing addition to the show.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I need to read the book. before I read the description, I thought she was a great fit. After reading it, I'm on the maybe side. I'll have to see.
paradisee paradisee 8 years
She is pale enough that's for sure And her actin skill is terrific
niqua230 niqua230 8 years
I have not read the books but from the description she sounds like she would fit the role just fine! I don't like Evan but she is a good actress!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
yay - now i know more about the role and i hope that it turns into a more major thing for her in season 3. she's ALWAYS been one of my favorites and we can hope that it gets better for her! things are certainly looking up!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
ktc -- You won't come across her for a while. I'm half way through book 4 and haven't met her yet.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
As an old Once and Again fan as well, I have always liked her. Nice addition to the cast!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Actually kinda perfect. She has that vampire look to her with the super pale skin and she's a great actress.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
I am super excited for the 2nd season. I really need to read the books.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
There is something mean on her manners to me... but she a good actress ^^
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
I think she fits it perfectly! A tad bit older than the books but it will work for the show! I too am eager to see who will play Hadley ...
chimpunk chimpunk 8 years
Maybe it's the Twilight casting, but I could totally see Dakota Fanning as Sophie-Anne for a little bit of that freaky doll-like quality.
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
I'm about 50 pages from from finishing the 2nd book. I haven't come across that character yet. However, once I do I'll probably be picturing ERW. :)
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
nooooooooo. Sophie ann is young and almost childlike but uber dangerous. I just don't see Wood playing it well. Dang it, now I'm bummed.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
I'll be excited to see how she plays the role but I don't like her much otherwise.
care0531 care0531 8 years
What a perfect fit!
jessesgirl jessesgirl 8 years
i love this book series and i think this is a perfect role for wood! very excited!!!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I don't see ERW as Sophie. I pictured someone younger, sexier, and well, more ethnic. For some reason, I don't remember Sophie as European. I have her in my head as African or something. No idea why... maybe I need to re-read the books. Again.
Grantz Grantz 8 years
I think Evan Rachel Wood is a Home Run hit for the role.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I pictured someone a bit younger looking, and more sensual - sort of an odd combo of innocent and dangerous. I just don't see it in ERW.
mkvamme mkvamme 8 years
I wonder who they're going to get to play Hadley... Sookie's cousin/Sophie-Anne's girlfriend.
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