Michelle Forbes, the promise of Evan Rachel Wood, nudity and more
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The unfulfilled promise that Evan Rachel Wood might be amazing as a vampire
When it was announced that Evan Rachel Wood was joining the cast as the Vampire Queen of Louisiana fans had reason to be excited. Wood was still seen as an up and coming actress at the time and had just missed out on an Oscar nomination for her work in "The Wrestler." Instead, Wood never lived up to the promise of Sophie-Anne Leclerq. No one was expecting her to be Michelle Forbes whose departure timed to her arrival, but Wood couldn't do much to make the character memorable. She certainly looked the part and tried to play up some sort of Southern decadence. It all just met with a "been there, seen that" response. So, no one was crying when she bit the dust in season 4.
- Gregory Ellwood