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12 Women We'd Like To See Join "True Detective" Season 2

Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell grabbed the first two spots in HBO's True Detective Season 2, but there are still open roles. Let's hope at least one goes to a woman.

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There has been lots of speculation about who would star in the upcoming sophomore season of HBO's True Detective. With Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell now confirmed, there are rumored to be two spots left. One is allegedly going to be Taylor Kitsch, but there is also reportedly a female character named Ani Bezzerides, who has been described as "a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol." So who should play her? So happy you asked…

1. Kristen Stewart

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What You Know Her From: Twilight, Adventureland, Into The Wild

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Stewart is a tough, no-nonsense type of girl in real life and has played troubled characters in the past (see Welcome to the Rileys). It would be a natural fit for her and her serious energy.

2. Kate Mara

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What You Know Her From: House of Cards

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: In House of Cards, Mara proved she can match her co-stars with quick wit. She'd be great to go up against Vaughn.

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3. Ellen Page

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What You Know Her From: Juno, Inception, X Men: Days of Future Past

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Ellen Page's range has been impressive in the past, and throwing a police detective into the mix would be the perfect addition.

4. Rosario Dawson

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What You Know Her From: Sin City

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Dawson proved in Sin City that she can play a dark and complex female character. Based on the rumors, it seems that Ani would require an actress who could truly show her layers — and Dawson would be just the woman to do it.

5. Michelle Rodriguez

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What You Know Her From: Fast & Furious 6, Avatar, Machete

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Rodriguez has a background in action movies so she could bring a unique set of skills to True Detective. She has a very go-big-or-go-home attitude when it comes to her acting. It would be great to see her develop Ani both physically and mentally.

6. Elizabeth Moss

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What You Know Her From: Mad Men, Top of the Lake

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Moss, who's rumored to be joining True Detective, has proven again and again to be a great actress. She would be perfect for such a clearly emotional and complex character, making Peggy Olson fans proud.

7. Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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What You Know Her From: Friday Night Lights, True Blood, Parenthood, (and let's be real) Full House

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Smollett-Bell has excelled in dramatic ensemble casts in the past. This would be a great opportunity for her to show her stuff in the spotlight.

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8. Emily Blunt

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What You Know Her From: Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada, Looper

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Blunt has shown her range in the last few years and it would be great to see her take on another dramatic role, particularly one in which she'd get to knock the boys down a bit.

9. Carla Gugino

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What You Know Her From:Sin City, Watchmen, Entourage

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Gugino has played the strong female in many of her most notable roles and she's always great at it. She is fast on her feet, fun to watch, and fierce to the bone.

10. Rooney Mara

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What You Know Her From: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Her, The Social Network

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Tough, no-nonsense, and troubled? Mara knows that character in and out after her stint as Lisbeth Salander.

11. Zoe Saldana

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What You Know Her From:Guardian's of the Galaxy, Avatar, Star Trek

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Gamora was easily one of the coolest characters in Guardians of the Galaxy because of Saldana's ability to show her strength and sadness simultaneously. It seems like this mix is something that would make a great Ani on True Detective, so it would fit right into Saldana's wheelhouse.

12. Lizzy Caplan

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What You Know Her From: Masters of Sex, Mean Girls, Party Down

Why She'd Be A Good Fit: Lizzy Caplan for everything! She's been great playing opposite Michael Sheen in Masters of Sex, proving that she can handle being both the center of attention and the sidekick at once. We wish she'd be available to join True Detective too!

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