Who Should Be True Blood’s Debbie Pelt?

October 5, 2009 by  

true-blood-season-2-bill-and-sookieMichael Ausiello from EW.com is now asking the question that is on every True Blood fan’s mind for season 3 of Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series, who is going to be cast as Debbie PeltTrue Blood is looking for someone to play the twenty- to thirtysomething year old knockout and werewolf Alcide’s psycho ex-girlfriend.  Michael has several people in mind that could play the sporty, spiteful, psycho black-haired beauty.  Here are his choices:

  • Milla Jovovich from Resident Evil
  • Katharine Isabelle from Supernatural
  • Shakira, enough said
  • Sarah Brown from The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital
  • Krysten Ritter from Veronica Mars, 27 Dresses and Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Katie Holmes aka Mrs. Tom Cruise

So who do you think would be right for the part?  Who are your choices let us know and let Michael know by commenting on his site as well.

SOURCE:  EW.com

(Photo credit:  HBO Inc)

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  • Tanit Phoenix would have been the best actress for this part.. Check her out on imdb.com.. She is rising so fast to the top of everyone’s list to play lead opposite Hollywood’s leading men, pus she is a new face,fresh and sexy as hell and super talented! My prediction is that Tanit Phoenix is going to blow so many people out the water when people start recognizing her amazing talent!

    The Lost Boys: The Thirst, Death Race: Frakenstein Lives with Danny Trejo and Sean Bean and Luke Goss, Gallowwalker with Wesley Snipes and Riley Smith, Spud with John Cleese, etc. And she is in Lord of war with Nicolas cage

  • Tanit Phoenix would have been the best actress for this part.. Check her out on imdb.com.. She is rising so fast to the top of everyone’s list to play lead opposite Hollywood’s leading men, pus she is a new face,fresh and sexy as hell and super talented! My prediction is that Tanit Phoenix is going to blow so many people out the water when people start recognizing her amazing talent!

    The Lost Boys: The Thirst, Death Race: Frakenstein Lives with Danny Trejo and Sean Bean and Luke Goss, Gallowwalker with Wesley Snipes and Riley Smith, Spud with John Cleese, etc.

  • Brian

    ROSE BYRNE! She has the perfect intensity. I know she could play this psycho b****

  • HeatherA

    has anyone ever considered Tanit Phoenix? She has been in several commercials and she has the body, she can also look like a “mean girl”.

  • Kristi

    alan! its right in your face, faizura balk!

  • Vero

    I thought of Kayla Ewell, she played Vicky Donovan in Vampire Diaries. Vicky was “staked” a few episodes ago on the show so hopefully she is available. Kayla is not well known, but IMO she can pull off the bitchy/clingy/emotionally distraught Debbie Pelt.

    • TruEricFan

      She’d be a good one…she has an innocent look about her too. If I am remembering correctly Debbie looked sweet and innocent…it’s been almost a year since I read that book.

  • sharon

    I think the actress who plays Lana Lane of the Smallville fame would be an great chioce. We have seen her play both the sweet and innocent and the mean and nasty. Her dark looks and piercing eyes makes her a good Debbie Pelt.

  • desiree

    Sarah Brown should play the role of Debbie Pelt. She looks like she can play the vicious,devious bitch role of Debbie. I think that she would be the best fit for that character, so far!!

  • Jessica

    Its a toss up between Katharine Isabelle and Fairuza Balk for me to play Debbie Pelt. They definitely have that look about them and have played psychotic crazy characters before.

  • InstigatorGIRL

    I think Danneel Harris from One Tree Hill could totally pull it off.

  • Sara

    No age issue?? are you serious??
    i agree with the people who feel that Fairuza is a little to old because SHE IS.
    the audience would think that alcide was an idiot if he were to choose her over sookie.

    • Christine

      Alan Ball is looking for someone in her late 20s to mid 30s. Fairuza Balk is within that age range.

      If you read the books, you’ll see that’s exactly the point. We’re supposed to think that Alcide is an idiot for choosing Debbie Pelt over Sookie. Heck, we’re supposed to think that Alcide is an idiot for not choosing just about anybody else but Debbie Pelt. Debbie Pelt is supposed to be a big mistake on Alcide’s part on many levels.

      As an aside, Sookie was only attracted to Alcide, but neither seriously considered an actual relationship with each other because of their personal circumstances. Sookie only pretended to be with Alcide to get into Club Dead and eventually to make Debbie jealous. So there really was no choice to be made.

  • Bonnie

    Boy, to be able to be a casting director @ a time like this.

    People–Kristin Kruek, really?! I’m all for it, if I were looking for a sweet babysitter, some blueblood, or some protagonist’s first love/childhood sweetheart. Her look is way too genteel and well, sane.

    Now, I agree with the earlier option of Fairuza Balk–even if she just stands around, she definitely screams “Debbie Pelt.” She already proved it in “The Craft.”

    Re.the age issues, I don’t think it would be much of one. We’ve already seen that Alan Ball has taken great creative license with the storyline Charlaine Harris originally made, so it will be v. interesting to see who his ultimate casting choices will be with both DP & AH, and how the future seasons will look.

  • Ciara

    jamie pressly plays the bitch role very well which is mainly what Debbie Pelt is all about and i could see her turning into a fox.

  • Christine

    Fairuza Balk was born in 1974, so she’s only 35. Not too old by Ball standards which he said he wanted someone in their late 20’s early 30s. Andrew, I think you’re right, she looks much younger than that! I think the movie Heather’s has really changed the definition of crazy, evil bitch to just sarcastic, bored hipster. All the girls that Ausiello listed are girls who do just that, sarcastic, bored, spoiled hipster. Debbie Pelt is none of those things, she’s a bat, shit, out of control crazy with jealous rage character. Fairuza Balk can play all of these things superbly!

  • Leslie

    One actress I immediately pictured as DP, which never happens to me, and that is Debi Mazar. Unfortunately, she is 20 years too old for the part. I re-checked out Fairuza Balk on IMBD and couldn’t believe the resemblance to Debi Mazar! She would be perfect. (The only caveat is that I did not check out her age now.)

  • Beth

    I agree… i think Fairuza is defintely too old and personally i’ve always been a fan of Kristin Kruek and think she would be perfect.

  • Isabel

    Just throwing a name out there cause i think that she’s so under the radar,Kristin Kruek. Fairuza might be a little to old considering she has to compete with the likes of Anna Paquin. Kristin and Anna look as if they’re about the same age plus Kristin is so undeniably pretty. I just think that here had to be an understanding as to why Alcide is torn between these to females…they have to be almost on par and Fairuza would most likely come off to most viewers as no competition at all, so…Kristin all the way!!

    • Fairuza still looks really young and really hot. Check out this pic of her from her latest movie, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans with Nicolas Cage, coming out Nov 20th:

      http://tinyurl.com/yj2ohtk

      and check out this trailer for the film, it has a tiny snipit of Fairuza wherein she is HOT as hell 🙂

      http://tinyurl.com/badtrailor

      (not very good quaility trailer unfortunantly, but you can still see what I mean)

  • stephanie

    Sarah Brown looks how I envisioned Debbbie, but I have no idea what her presence is like. I wouldn’t buy any of the others off the list, they just don’t fit the part.

  • Isabella

    Fairuza Balk, hands down.
    She’s just awesome and she plays crazy/wacky/psychotic so well.
    I hope she’s in it, she’d be brilliant.

    It’s ashame that Helena Bonham Carter can’t do it, she’d have been good too.

    Fairuza is deffientely the best choice.