Meet Eric’s New Love Interest: Gabriella Wright

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Back in November, we reported that producers were looking to cast a new interest for Eric, a French woman named Sylvie. After what must have been an exhaustive search, it’s been revealed that the role went to Gabriella Wright, a stunning and talented French actress.

She Tweeted about working on True Blood in early February:

She hasn’t mentioned filming since then, however, so we think it’s safe to assume that Sylvie is only in a couple of episodes, as we suspected from the beginning.

Wright was born in London, the daughter of a sculptor father and oceanographer mother. The family moved to the French countryside when she was 12, and it was while she was in school there that she fell in love with Shakespeare and the theatre. Wright has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Showtime’s The Tudors as Queen Claude. She has three movies due out this year in addition to her role on True Blood.

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  1. Rina

    March 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Congrats to Gabriella. Looking forward to seeing her in True Blood (and maybe at the S7 premiere).

  2. eileen

    March 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Not a big fan of having a new love interest in this final season. I would like closure and for him to finally be with Sookie when he isn’t under a spell. Then he can dump her…….
    Whatever they do with Eric this season I am just happy he is back. I would love more flashbacks with him or Eric/Pam, Eric/Godric. Loved each one they did. Would be a great spin off mini series- Eric through the years. I would definitely pay for HBO to watch that!

    • Liz

      March 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Eileen, I don’t think she’s going to be on more than one or two episodes. Don’t quote me on that, but judging by her IMDb info, she’s only listed for one episode. I know that IMDb isn’t the most trustworthy place for information, but perhaps it will make you feel better?

  3. Blomman

    March 16, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Maybe it`s just me but i think i will like have Eric get in to some European involment and be apart of save the world , bet that what hi is doing . I Hope Eric will have a importen part in that , it is also Eric to be lojal to friends and take care of them . Some flash backs and i will be happy with this season 🙂