Is True Blood Ready for Snoop Dogg?

Anna Paquin says her hit HBO vampire series does not stunt cast just for the sake of boosting ratings

By Marc Malkin, Dahvi Shira Jan 11, 2010 7:59 PMTags
Anna Paquin, Snoop DoggHBO / Steven Lippman; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Snoop Dogg may think he'd make a bloody good vampire on True Blood, but unfortunately for him, it sounds like rapping about the hit HBO series is the closest he's going to get to being a part of it.

Not only does the Doggfather name-check the show in his latest hit, "Gangsta Luv," but he once told MTV News that he'd love to be on the show. In October, he admitted to us that he even lets his young kids watch the sexed-up fangfest.

Even so...

True Blood star Anna Paquin admits Snoop probably won't be landing a guest gig in the near future.

"If it were an appropriate character, then why not? We have all types of people on the show," she told us last night at L.A.'s Sunset Tower Hotel, where she hosted Audi's Pre-Golden Globes celebration. "But we don't really...put people on the show for the sake of putting people on the show.

"I feel like some shows are more OK with that sort of stunt casting, like, 'Oh, it'll boost ratings for that week,' " Paquin continued. "It's not really our schtick."

Meanwhile, once inside the fete, Paquin took a poolside cigarette break while hanging out with new bestie, Glee star, Dianna Agron. Also there were Dita Von Teese, Kim Raver, Lisa Rinna, Eva Amurri, Perry Reeves and Jeffrey Donovan.

—Reporting by Christopher Hall


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