Thursday 22 February 2018

Anna Paquin clarifies her sexuality

Anna Paquin said being happily married to Stephen Moyer doesn't stop her being bisexual
Anna Paquin said being happily married to Stephen Moyer doesn't stop her being bisexual

Anna Paquin corrected Larry King after he asked if she was no longer bisexual now she is married to Stephen Moyer.

The True Blood star came out as bisexual in 2010 in a campaign for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Anna appeared on Larry King Now, where the 80-year-old talk show host asked her: "Are you a non-practising bisexual?"

The 32-year-old mother-of-two said: "Well, I mean, I am married to my husband, and we are happily, monogamously married."

"But you were bisexual?" Larry asked.

"I don't think it's a past tense thing," Anna corrected him. "Are you still straight if you're with somebody? Doesn't mean you're not, if you were to break up with them or you were to die. It doesn't prevent your sexuality from existing.

"It doesn't really work like that."

The actress also discussed filming sex scenes in the racy vampire show when she was pregnant with her twins, Charlie and Poppy, who were born in September 2012.

Anna revealed: "We tried to time it quite carefully and up until the last couple of episodes there was a lot of creative costuming. And then they just CGI-ed out the bump."

She admitted her character, Sookie, "got less action that year!" in the raunchy series.

But she added: "There was only one scene that we had to shoot while I was pregnant. [Stephen's character Bill] is having this fantasy while he's having sex with Salame, who turns into Lileth, and then it turns into me.

"So I was like: 'Oh wow, it's basically a... gang bang with my husband while I'm pregnant!' But we shot from shoulders up so it wasn't like, 'Okay that's actually really creepy!'"

The final season of the hit HBO show is currently airing, and has already seen a lot of favourite characters killed off.

Anna said: "True Blood has a high body count - we like to kill people! It's how we keep it interesting. Especially people the audience cares about."

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