You know Rutina Wesley as human-turned-vampire Tara on "True Blood," but the actress is trading in her fangs for a heavy new role in the off-Broadway show "One Night." She plays Alicia, a woman raped while serving in the military who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Rutina calls the part "the most challenging role I've ever had" and hopes she can spread the word about an issue that's often swept under the rug. "It's happening to our servicemen and women, and a lot of people aren't talking about it," she says. "I felt like, as an actor, I should be able to help out by telling their story.">
With "True Blood" coming to a close after the upcoming final season, Rutina says the ending will be bittersweet. "I'm sad to see it go, but I'd rather see a show go out on a high note."
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