Evan Rachel Wood talks about her steamy sex scene in “True Blood”

Thanks to a Q&A in this week’s Newsweek we’ve got more scoop on Evan Rachel Wood‘s role as the Lesbian Vampire Queen of Louisiana on True Blood.

When we heard that Wood had signed on to play Queen Sophie-Ann, our first thought was, “But how will we know she’s gay?” After all, we were promised a lesbian last season, and that played out in little more than an occasional lustful look.

This season, though, things are going to be different.

According to Newsweek‘s interview, we’ll know Sophie-Ann is a full-blown lesbian by the “steamy sex scene.”

“It’s with a girl,” Wood said. “That’s all I’m going to say. I don’t think vampires are really gay or straight. I think she just prefers women.”

There’s a word for women who prefer other women. I’m trying to think of it. Oh, right — gay.

I understand the idea that all vampires in the True Blood universe are pansexual or whatever, but I’m pretty sure Sophie-Ann is just a half-millennium old Lez.

Wood also told Newsweek how she landed the part.

I actually put in a phone call to [series creator] Alan Ball and said, “I love the show, I’m obsessed with it, seen every episode; if there’s ever a part, keep me in mind.” I’ve been watching The Lost Boys and my favorite vampire movies. It’s a lot harder than I imagined. I’m working pretty hard on the script. But I don’t think I’ll really be able to find the character until I’m in wardrobe and I’m in fangs.

Sophie-Ann will make her appearance in the last two episodes of the season, “New World in My View” and “Frenzy.” They will air on HBO later this summer.

Are you still stoked for Wood’s turn as the Lesbian Vampire Queen?