Monday, June 7, 2010

Deborah Ann "Jessica" Woll'True Blood' star no Southern belle

Louisiana accent. Brooklyn accent.
Yes, they are very different. But in subtle ways, they are too much the same.
Brooklyn native Deborah Ann Woll, who plays budding teen vampire Jessica in True Blood, had to walk that fine line when she first took the role.
“In the very beginning the Southern accent was a challenge, because some of the sounds are kind of close to that Yankee, Brooklyn sound,” said Woll, 25. “So my problem was, when I would fall out of the Southern accent, I would fall into a Brooklyn accent, which sounds really, really wrong for the part.
“But that was in the first season. I felt much better by the second season.”
The third season of the savage and sexy True Blood gets under way Sunday, June 13 on HBO Canada. Woll still is pinching herself over the fact that her character has become a major part of this acclaimed series.
“I just auditioned — it was before any of the episodes had aired, but I imagine they were filming some of the ninth episode (in the first season) at the time,” Woll said. “It was just a guest spot, so we come in right before we’re needed. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

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