'Twilight' actor to join 'True Blood'
Is this really how many popular vampire franchises there are nowadays, that it’s tough to fill a role without getting an actor who hasn’t played a neck-biter before?
Or perhaps Christopher Heyerdahl just has that convincingly undead look. The Twilight and Hell on Wheels actor has joined the cast of HBO’s True Blood season five in a recurring role.
He’ll play Dieter Braun, an ancient, powerful vampire who plays a large part in the intelligence of the Authority, plus is really awesome at coming up with creative ways to torture people. So … we’re thinking he’s a bad guy then? Heyerdahl is in addition to Chris Meloni, who was previously added to the cast (and whose part description, it seems, was actually the role for Heyerdahl).
Sookie, Bill, Eric, Lafayette, Sam and the other residents Bon Temps deal with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shape-shifters—not to mention romance and drama