Joss Stone

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British singer Joss Stone has landed the role of Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), on Showtime’s THE TUDORS.

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.

According to Showtime, the upcoming season of the racy royal drama will follow the king as he weds third queen Jane Seymour (Anita Briem) and then Anne of Cleves.

Well, that’s a news I wasn’t expecting. Joss Stone in Showtime’s best series, I am actually curious to see how she does and something tells me she might surprise quite a few people.