Paquin happy to do sex scenes with real lover
LOS ANGELES: Everyone knows that HBO's vampire drama True Blood is one sexy series, and Anna Paquin's willingness to bare herself for the camera plays no small part in that.
And to hear the woman who plays Sookie Stackhouse tell it, that won't be ending anytime soon.
"I wouldn't do [nude scenes] if it was too much," Paquin tells AOL Television. "Everyone's very respectful of the boundaries of whichever actor is doing stuff like that on set. So it's not cameras being thrown anywhere and anything can happen, you know? It's quite choreographed."
Of course, it doesn't hurt that she's performing those scenes with her real-life partner, co-star Stephen Moyer.
"Obviously, if you're already with that person then you're not having to sort of get over the 'Wow, I'm naked with someone that I don't even know the middle name of!'" Paquin laughs. "I think that regardless of what kind of scene you're doing, the better you know the person you're working with and the more comfortable you are with them, the more open and real your performance can be. And that goes for stunt scenes and heavy emotional scenes and sex scenes. OK, so I have a little bit of a leg up in that particular area with my on-screen [partner]."
Paquin also discusses the constant comparisons between her show and Twilight, downplaying the similarities between the two just because they both feature a certain sub-species of the undead.
"It seems kind of funny...just because two things happen to end up being released around the same time, it's not like we all got together beforehand and had a chat about how we're going to make sure vampires had a comeback," Paquin offers. "But from the way people ask about it, you'd think that we'd all had sort of a sit-down. But it's coincidence, really [laughs]."