Anna Paquin Talks About Filming Sex Scenes For True Blood Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.18.2014
With and without her husband...
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via People), Anna Paquin spoke about filming sex scenes for True Blood. Sometimes they involve her husband Stephen Moyer (who plays Bill on the show) and sometimes they don't. In the case of the season seven premiere, she has a sex scene with Alcide (Joe Manganiello) while Moyer acts as the episode's director. Here are highlights:
On owing their relationship to True Blood: "Because it has lasted seven years and because of the relationships, not just between us but the way they all evolved as a family, it's been extraordinary to have that experience that is completely life-changing in all of the best possible ways — and with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. We will always have this."
On Moyer directing her in a sex scene with another man: "It's not as awkward as you would think. If you were to picture the perfect day at work for your spouse, would that be it? Probably not, but this is just kind of how it's always been. So it doesn't feel as bizarre."
On the show's weird charm: "We set the bar very high for weird very early on," the Oscar winner said. "We've done a lot of weird s--- on this show. Actually, the potentially awkward couplings [are] not the weirdest s--- that we've done on this show."