Anna Paquin Talks True Blood Sex ScenesBy: Kelly Weidman - June 23, 2014
Anna Paquin, star of the hit show True Blood, has opened up about filming the explicit sex scenes that go hand-in-hand with HBO’s creepy/campy vampire show.
Her husband and co-star Stephen Moyer (Vampire Bill) recently directed a love scene between Paquin’s character Sookie Stackhouse and werewolf Alcide (Joe Manganiello) for the season seven premiere on Sunday.
“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” said Paquin.
Moyer seems just as comfortable directing his wife while she (fake) gets it on with another dude. “There are moments where I’ll be watching the monitor [and say] ‘Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna’s breast. And can you move your thumb just a little bit towards her nipple? Great.’ And then I’ll go ‘Babe, babe, enjoy it.’ I’m certainly talking to her as ‘babe.’ ‘Darling, go for it, yeah, feel the nipple.'”
Testament to Moyer’s incredible acting abilities, I have a hard time picturing Vampire Bill even saying the word nipple. Or babe. In the show, he’s far more likely to drawl/moan “Suuukie” while Sookie acrobatically and silently does all the work.
“Actually, it’s not really uncomfortable because we’re all like kind of cozy and friends. It’s like, ‘Oh, I’ll put my leg there, you put your hand there. It’s OK, whatever'” Paquin told E!News at the premiere. If I were Sookie, I would be a bit more bitter and a little less “whatever” (girlfriend is ALWAYS the one on top, despite vampires’ supposed endless stamina).
Contrary to her somewhat prudish (at least in Season 1) character, Paquin is very outspoken and comfortable with her sexuality, recently tweeting about how proud she is to be a bisexual mother (Paquin and Moyer welcomed twins in 2012).
Both have testified that working together has a positive effect on their personal relationship. “In a funny way, I feel like – without revealing too much – it’s quite interesting for us as a couple because we’ve kind of gone to places where a lot of people don’t get to,” said Moyer. “And we’re still here. And I think that’s good for us in a way.”
And it’s also good for us, the ones that have stuck with True Blood ’till the bitter end, just to watch crazy beautiful people remove their clothes and toe the “weird hot sex or beastiality?” line so we don’t have to. Thanks, True Blood. Thanks, HBO.
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