Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Desktop Girl of the Week: Deborah Ann Woll
I'll have my thoughts on this week's episode of "True Blood" later tonight, but first I wanted to give this week's DGOW honors to Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Jessica on the show.
Over the past two-and-a-half seasons, Jessica has gone from being one of my least favorite characters to one of my favorite, and a lot of that is due to Woll. Yes, she's easy on the eyes, there's no doubting that, but a large reason for the success of the character is the depth Woll has brought to the role. She no longer plays her as a whiny, annoying little girl, which is basically what she was after her turning. There's an increased maturity to her, but also a bit of a sadness, which came across this week when she encountered someone from her human life (again, more on that coming in the post later tonight).
Outside of "True Blood", Woll hasn't appeared in much. She grew up in New York and went to USC before landing a handful of guest appearances on scattered TV series. Since rising to prominence as Jessica, she's landed a few movie roles, which should start to hit theaters this year.