Evanrachelwood1 Finally, a reason to watch HBO's modern-day TV vamp series, "True Blood."

Anna Paquin just wasn't doing it for us.

But now creator Alan Ball has snagged Evan Rachel Wood, goth rocker Marilyn Manson's sexy on-again gal pal, to play Sophie-Anne, the vampire Queen of Louisiana!

Her character is new, a 500-year-old vampire from France who is charming, wily, ruthless and wise, according to EW. She's a consummate diplomat who has many famous historical folks in her black book.

Landing actress Wood for the series is a major coup, EW says. 

It reports that Wood is booked for two episodes,  which will air toward the end of the show's upcoming second season.

Well, now we know why she went back to dating Manson, who looks as if he sleeps in earth from his homeland.


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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead