Exclusive: Royal Pains Sinks Its Teeth Into True Blood Vet Carrie Preston

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Carrie Preston Royal PainsCarrie Preston is turning a new page in her career: The True Blood actress is set to play a celebrated author on Royal Pains, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Preston — who last week was robbed of an Emmy nomination for her career-high work on The Good Wife — has signed on to guest star during the USA Network hit’s current fourth season as Jackie Van Ark, a successful romance novelist who brings her college-bound daughter to HankMed to treat her for mysterious symptoms.

The twist? While easygoing Jackie couldn’t seem more different from her high-strung spawn, it turns out they have more in common than they thought.

Preston recently wrapped production on Season 5 of True Blood. Her Royal Pains episode is slated to air on Sept. 5.

Comments (8)

  • Fantastic! I love her, glad to see her branching out to other roles. Her work on The Good Wife was superb

    Comment by mia – July 26, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After seeing her in many other places now (including The Good Wife of course ! ), I now feel that the True Blood gig really doesn’t do her any justice ! She’s so sidelined all the time ! It’s good that they let her do these other roles on the side !

    Comment by Behzad – July 26, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought Carrie Preston was pretty amazing in the Julia Roberts / Clive Owen movie Duplicity, but I could not agree more about her performance in The Good Wife…every single time she shows up. Seriously, she’s stunning. Of every guest performance on every show I saw this season, male/female, comedy/drama, her performance as Elsbeth Tascioni would have been my # 1 pick for an Emmy. (Bob Balaban’s performance on The Good Wife and Ben Feldman’s performance on Mad Men would have been my others.)

    Comment by Jesse – July 26, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carrie is so under used on True Blood..but the Good Wife makes up for it. Glad to see her branching out to other quality shows.

    Comment by jared – July 26, 2012 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I still can’t believe she didn’t get an emmy nod for the good wife, she is so great on the show!!

      Comment by Maggie – July 26, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • she was sooooo effin awesome on the good wife! loved her character!

    Comment by Fan – July 26, 2012 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stunningly detailed work on Good Wife — she & John Noble deserve Emmys. And I had no idea she played Arlene on Trublood — wow, she is purty aweschome…

    Comment by Leslie – July 26, 2012 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carrie Preston is wasted on True Blood I hope she gets a recurring role on the Good Wife, Person of Interest and other shows.

    Comment by tvdiva – July 27, 2012 12:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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