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Anna Paquin: TV Vs Film and Being Directed by Hubby Stephen Moyer

Posted on the 08 June 2012 by Thevault @The_Vault

Anna Paquin: TV vs Film and Being Directed by Hubby Stephen MoyerTrue Blood’s Anna Paquin talks to where she talks about her career and the difference about working in TV vs. film.  Anna also talks about True Blood and being directed by Bill Compton, otherwise known as her hubby, Stephen Moyer.

When asked about Season 5, she said:

There’s not too much I’m allowed to say about that,” Paquin says, “because it’s our huge cliffhanger for the opening of the season. Obviously Tara is still a part of the show, but there’s not much I can say without telling you exactly how she’s still a part of the show.”

Fortunately Paquin can talk more about other things to come on True Blood, both for the show in general and for Sookie specifically. That’s why the actress, who will turn 30 in July and is pregnant with her first child by husband/co-star Stephen Moyer, is on the telephone from her home in Los Angeles.

“Sookie has quite purposefully unattached herself from her various gentlemen and is going to try to go it alone, be independent and take care of herself,” Paquin says. “Obviously, because it’s True Blood and because she’s Sookie, danger kind of follows her around, so things don’t necessarily go as well as planned.

“There’s a lot of stuff about her past, about her family, that you’ll see,” the actress continues, “and some of the fairy elements of that as the season goes on. That’s really interesting for Sookie. Then, about halfway through the season, the fellas come back and ask Sookie to help them locate Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), who, as it turns out, is not so dead.”

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Also memorable for Paquin, albeit for a decidedly personal reason, was the season’s eighth episode, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’ It was directed by Moyer, the first time he’s tackled that task.

“That was awesome,” Paquin says enthusiastically. “He did a great job. He’s a very natural director and had wanted to do it for quite some time. It was great, it really was. I loved working with him.”

Was it at all weird to be taking direction from her husband?

“No, not even slightly,” Paquin says. “He’s my best friend. He’s my favorite person to work with. It was just another aspect of working together.”

Back in 2008 Paquin arrived on the True Blood set unsure of what to expect. She had spent her career in features, winning an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress at 11 for her work in The Piano (1993) and subsequently appearing in such films as Jane Eyre (1996) and X-Men (2000). However, playing a single character in a single project that lasted for weeks, months and, as it has turned out, years was a brand-new experience for her.

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