True Blood star, Anna Paquin, has no problem disrobing for her role as telepathic, strong-willed Southern belle, Sookie Stackhouse. It’s a good thing because, if she read the books that inspired the show (by Charlaine Harris), she would know that her character gets involved in a lot of hot and heavy situations.
Anna told AOL Television: “It’s a sexy vampire show and yes, there’s more getting it on, so to speak.”
I’m sure having her real-life boyfriend, Stephen Moyer, play her on-screen love interest, vampire Bill Compton, helps make her more comfortable.
She went on to say: “I feel fine. Although the way that people ask me about it all the time, I feel like maybe I should feel uptight about it. But I really don’t.
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!’ I think that regardless of what kind of scene you’re doing, the better you know the person … 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].”
I think she’s got a real point. I can’t imagine what it’s like to pretend to have a connection with someone that I don’t even know (or like). It can work out, however, if both people are professional and don’t get uptight about it. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds recently talked about their nude scene in The Proposal and, while it was awkward at first, they quickly got over and were able to even laugh at the situation.
True Blood is in its second season. You can catch it Sunday nights on HBO.
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