Following in the footsteps of Shirley Manson, Joss Stone has become the year's latest high-profile UK singer to join the cast of a major TV show. In this case, Stone has been cast as Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, in Showtime's The Tudors.
Anne of Cleves will be the second wife Henry takes in the show's upcoming third season, following Jane Seymour (Anita Briem). The show's first two seasons already took care of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
According to the Hollywood Reporter,
A daughter of a German nobleman, Anne was betrothed to Henry in a marriage treaty between the Cleves Court and the king's chancellor after Henry was shown a portrait of her. Upon Anne's arrival to England, Henry was disappointed in her looks and soon found a legal way to have the marriage annulled.
Stone has apparently been looking to cross into acting for a while, but before this, the only role on her résumé was a small part in the 2006 fantasy film Eragon. So, do you think you'll be able to take the singer seriously as a royal wife-to-be?