Evan Rachel Wood Joins HBO's True Blood

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) has signed on to guest star in two episodes of HBO's True Blood. According to the report, Wood would play a pivotal role of Sophie-Anne, the 500-year-old vampire Queen of Louisiana. Described as "charming, wily, ruthless and wise" the character has had relationships with many famous people in the last few centuries. The episodes will air towards the end of the upcoming second season, but the character's arc extends even further (read: If the series is renewed for a third season, Sophia-Anne will be back for more).

Wood employs a very realistic southern accent in Woody Allen's new film Whatever Works, which I was lucky to see at ShoWest. It sounds like this role will be a reversal personality-wise. This also comes a couple days after it was announced that Wood dropped out of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch due to "scheduling conflicts". Looks like Wood has some extra time to fill and this show seems like a perfect fit for Wood.