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Anna Paquin: interview for ‘True Blood’
The first episode sets out its stall to shock, featuring a couple getting amorous strung from a meat hook while watching vampire sex on video. But it has been a huge success in America, winning Paquin a 2009 Golden Globe for best actress in a television drama. It is now HBO’s third most popular series, after The Sopranos and Sex and the City. To add to the mix, and to the delight of the tabloids, in August Paquin got engaged in real life to her vampire lover, the English actor Stephen Moyer. He is 40, she is 27 and they divide their time between his house near Hampstead and hers in Los Angeles. The ‘most serious 15-year-old ever’ – her own description – has certainly grown up with a vengeance.
‘Oh, it’s a really full-on sexy show,’ Paquin agrees easily, taking a sip of latte and fixing me with brown boot-button eyes. We are at Café Rouge in Highgate, north London. ‘Lots of weird, kinky vampire sex and weird, kinky mortal sex! It never put me off. I guess either you read something and go, “Oh, my God, no!” or you read something and you go, “That’s sort of cool!” I mean, the sex is very romantic, and at first it’s very loving.’
To play Sookie, Paquin has transformed herself, bleaching her brown hair and sporting a spray tan and a series of sexy outfits. It suits her, though; with her strong cheeks and mouth, and lack of vanity, she doesn’t come across as remotely Baywatch – more Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich. ‘She was written blonde in the books. There’s a whole series,’ Paquin says, referring to the cult novels by Charlaine Harris. ‘And she’s supposed to have blue eyes, but contact lenses would be a nightmare. She was meant to be tanned so they spray-tanned me, gave me a really good bra, some little tiny outfits, and away we go! The blonde just feels normal now. And the spray tan I still kind of really love, having been one of the palest pale girls on the planet.’
I wasn’t sold on Anna Paquin as Sookie, but over time I’ve come to appreciate what she brings to the table. I think she’s a great Sookie.
What do you think?
Armchair Casting Director: ‘True Blood’ welcomes a Debbie Downer
You’re gonna have a field day with this one, people — I know I did. True Blood is looking for a twenty- to thirtysomething knockout to play season 3 werewolf Alcide’s psycho ex-girlfriend, Debbie Pelt. So who comes to mind when you hear that she’s described as sporty and spiteful, with black hair that wouldn’t be out of place on an Afghan at a dog show? Who comes to my mind is…
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LOL@Shakira and Milla Jovovich. Who do you think should play the part?
Update on EyeCon’s Upcoming True Blood Convention
As most True Blood fans know EyeCon is hosting the first ever True Blood Convention. This will be an opportunity for fans to get together and celebrate this phenomenal television series. The convention will feature celebrity guests, bands, artists, vendors, Q&A’s, parties, contests, panels, fan films, photo shoots, video games, blood drives and more. So far celebrity guests attending the convention are Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Allan Hyde (Godric), Ashley Jones (Daphne), and Mehcad Brooks (Eggs). More celebrity guests will be added soon.
OMG I really wanna go to EyeCon. Are you going?