Portia De Rossi has signed up to star in the re-boot of the popular 1960s TV show The Munsters. According to yesterday's report from Deadline (June 12 2012), Portia will be playing the role of Lily Munster, the family matriarch. The role had previously been filled by Mariana Klaveno but ABC Studios would not release her from Devious Maids, so she had to forego the role.
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Klaveno told her Twitter followers, "Sorry I've been out of touch for a few days - been busy getting engaged!!!" The actress played 'Lorena' in the Golden Globe winning series and her character was responsible for turning 'Bill Compton', played by STEVEN MOYER, into a vampire. The actress is the second 'True Blood' cast member to announce their engagement this month, Joe Manganiello recently popped the question to his girlfriend, the actress AUDRA MARIE, while on vacation in Italy.
Klaveno's character was killed off in the last season of 'True Blood', however, she recently filmed the forthcoming crime drama movie, ''No God, No Master', which also stars David Strathairn. Before her role in vampire drama, Klaveno had starred in the US show 'ER', as well as in the television series 'K-Ville'.