Meet Sookie’s Cousin, Hadley

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Sookie’s about to have more family show up in her life – her cousin, Hadley Hale, will be played by musician/actress Lindsey Haun and appear in three episodes, although it sounds like it could be two episodes this season and one episode next season. Here’s the scoop from Lindsey’s MySpace page:

Lindsey Haun is Hadley Hale

Lindsey Haun is Hadley Hale

First of all, True Blood! Sooooo… our guitar player, Sarah Carter, was on episode 2 of this season, season 2, with her other band Rocket!! The episode is called “Get This Party Started” and Rocket is the back up band for the Christian rock singer chick. it’s pretty funny… and kinda wrong actually… in a good way. But wait there’s more!!! I, Lindsey Haun, will be on the last 2 episodes of the season! well actually, technically, 3. We shot about 3 weeks ago and it was amazing! I LOVE Alan Ball and the directors i got to work with, Michael Cuesta and Daniel Minahan! The crew was so incredibly nice and professional and hard working. What a treat to be on that set! I can’t tell you much because i don’t want to give the story away but i can tell you that i play Hadley Hale, Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) cousin. I got to work with Stephan Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and drum roll please… Evan Rachel Wood. i can’t tell you who she plays but i can tell you that she’s awesome! They’re all awesome! Anyway, i really want to work with all of them again so please watch the show and tell them that you want me on it more! lol!

The casting call for the character of Hadley reads:  Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) cousin, this fresh-faced 20 something year old country girl is locked in a steamy clinch with the vampire queen (Evan Rachel Wood). The dazed Hadley has been seduced into a whole other world — but she still feels the pull of her human roots… She first appears in episode 211, “Frenzy”, set to air Sunday, August 30 on HBO.

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  1. Nancy

    August 11, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I don’t mind “family” in and out. Sorry Grandma was out. She would have been an asset I think. But as far as “family” coming out of the woodwork no let them stay there. I would not want to see so so many new and evolving characters that you cant keep track or lose the feel of the true show and all it can be


      August 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm


      • Gina

        August 24, 2009 at 11:38 am

        I totally agree! I’m sick of Marianne.

  2. Christina

    August 11, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Have you even read the books? She does not come out of the woodworks. Trust me she is a much needed character as is all the new and exciting people to come. Trust me if you dont want anymore new characters you will be disappointed because this series has much much more.

    • Aimie

      August 11, 2009 at 9:27 am

      well said Chritina. i just hope the photo isn’t what she is going to look lie in the show because its not how she was portrayed in the book. I can’t wait for all the new charactors…:)

      • Aimie

        August 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

        oops Christina…

  3. Johana

    August 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Crazy to me how quickly Alan Ball is bringing out these characters that in the books don’t come out until like books 4-9! But Alan Ball is definitely extremely creative and although the books and series can vary quite a bit, I’m enjoying seeing the series develop!

    Who I really want to see who will be playing the character of Alcide…..

    • Porsha

      August 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

      OMG! I’m so glad someone finally mentioned Alcide! I can’t wait to see who they pick to play this man/where. He must be absolutely yummy or it will totally ruin the mental picture of get of him from reading the books.

  4. Jamie Tejada

    August 11, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Me too! I also want to see who plays Quinn! I loved the books and I also enjoy watching the series. My husband watches with me and I tell him if its like the book or not it’s fun.:-)

  5. Wendi

    August 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    The books are all from Sookie’s perspective, so Sookies does not encounter them until 4-9. But other characters would have encountered them much earlier…(all I will give away)

    I really love how Alan Ball has chosen to develop these stories – we get to see the whole picture rather than just what Sookie knows. LOVE IT!

  6. Becca

    August 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    ive never read the books but hope and pray to get them soon because im OBSESSED with the flipin show!!!!!!! and new charecters are GREAT they give more excitement to the show! 🙂

    • kate

      August 12, 2009 at 8:35 pm

      the books are JUST as good as the series. if anything better.

    • Pamela

      September 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

      the books are so much better than the series. I envy you all that haven’t opened up a Sookie book. Read and enjoy the advnture! by the way the series rock too!

  7. Tiera

    August 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    due now i feel so spoiled. i hope she plays Hadley well.

  8. Lynn

    August 12, 2009 at 6:48 am

    I’m sure she will, I think both she and Evan Rachel are very good for their roles, at least looks wise. Anyone else here excited for the fall of Bill, and the rise of other lovers for Sookie??

    • Diana F

      August 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

      Yes. Every time I see him I think “You liar!” Off with Bill, in with…others.

    • kate

      August 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm

      i know! allan ball makes bill looks so innocent and sweet when in the books, he is a bit of a grump. and yes a deceiver!

      • tet_dd

        August 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

        Oh c’mon now, he has to do those things coz he was ordered to. He is the underdog here bcoz of all that vampire politics. If you really look at it (out of your Eric/Bill world perhaps), am sorry to say that Eric more like a deceiver and cunning to me. I don’t know why people get to be so blinded easily with his “charming” persona.

        • TV AHOLIC

          August 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm


          • franceskat

            August 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

            I have to agree…Eric is a huge liar and will do whatever to get what he wants…
            At least Bill was ordered to lie, and regrets it…
            Eric does it to benefit himself…

  9. Angeline

    August 12, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I agree with Johana, I wanna see Alcide. That was a relationship I would have enjoyed more of.

    I’m hoping this is just a photo shoot and not the character. I pictured her more harsh that glamor girl.

  10. syydiana

    August 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Well for Bill being an underdog. Ya, he had to do what he did At First. The queen (in the books) said what ever it takes. Well he could have told her the truth after he started to really fall for her. Sookie would have dealt with it like she deals with Eric.
    Speaking of Eric being a deceiver, He never really crosses that line does he. He lets people assume what they will, and takes advantage of it. To me that is not being deceitful, that’s being a good business man, an opportunist. And Eric has to be that being the sheriff of aria 5.
    I think trusting a vampire hole heartedly is foolish anyway. After all it is in there nature to drink are blood, even if they try to control them selves and keep themselves in check. Hay I don’t trust most humans that much either. (case in point) Look at the Newlands.

  11. Ceil

    August 21, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Syydiana has a point about humans, can’t trust humans anymore than vamps. I hope that in season 3, they bring in Quinn…sooo looking forward to seeing who will play him! I never read the books but did read the epiloog of them and Sookie has Quinn [as a lover and I believe other lovers too]. And yes, I would like to see that TV bitch get drained, preferably by Erik [since he so wanted to do it anyway!] And I so wish that Godrick remained on the show. The new charactors will be awesome, I’m sure!

  12. Lina

    August 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I wasn’t a Quinn fan, Alcide was ok but the crazy stuff with his ex…too much drama. I like the amount of characters in the books but at times I just got damn confused with the amount of storylines with no thickening plot. I’m hoping Alan introduces the ones that count and creates a melded storyline and I’d rather not see Sookie pimping herself out.

  13. RigilN

    August 31, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Does anyone else kind of view Sookie as a backwoods Buffy?

    Bill = Angel
    Eric = Spike

    Just a thought…love the show, Eric is yummy…I liked Spike best in Buffy also. Good looking bad boys are just so hot.