It’s hard to imagine anyone but Rutina Wesley playing new-vamp and often down on her luck and troubled but strong and sassy Tara on True Blood. But it almost happened.
In a video that’s been around for a while—but it’s the very first time we've seen it and we thought perhaps the same would be true for you guys as well—we have a scene with the first actress to play Tara in an unaired True Blood pilot.
The actress is Brook Kerr, who starred for eight years as Whitney on the daytime soap opera Passions on NBC. Kerr was replaced by Wesley after filming the unaired pilot, and apparently no reason was given.
Have a look and let us know what you think of the performance and the actress:
Now have a look at the same scene played by Rutina:
As a bonus, also have a look at the original opening sequence from True Blood.
Same awesome song, and bloody terrible opening credits (we just shudder at it). Aren’t you glad they changed that bit, too?