Anna Paquin is featured in the latest issue of Modern Luxury Magazine: Angeleno. In the article, she talks about True Blood Season 6 and her upcoming movie, X-men: Days of Future Past!
You can check out the images from the digital magazine below.
Here’s what the article said about Anna, Sookie, and True Blood;
“I read the books and obviously that was very helpful, but [TV’s] Sookie was created by Alan and our writers—the way she has grown has felt like a natural and collaborative process,” says the starlet, who loves the character’s fearlessness and strength.
True Blood followers will be comforted to know that things remain as harrowing as ever for Bon Temps’ leading temptress in the new season, which picks up from a cliffhanger that left Sookie and her onetime blood-sucking suitor Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) discovering her other vampire paramour, and possible true love Bill (hubby Moyer), transmogrifying into an evil-incarnate ubervampire. “Things left off in a pretty serious place in regards to where Eric and I leave Bill having just turned into this creature of the blood with these monster fangs—and who the hell knows what that is?” she poses, chuckling. “So obviously, that situation has to [play] out. And we have new cast members this year, and that’s always fun to have fresh blood, if you’ll pardon the pun.”
Among the new faces is Brit actor Rob Kazinsky as the charismatic Ben, who helps Sookie and her brother Jason delve deeper into the mystery behind their parents’ death and is, perhaps, yet another magical entity looking to get into her short shorts. Plot twists aside, expect a more introspective Sookie.
“This season, the writers and I have been making a concerted effort to help Sookie grow up, become a little bit darker, more accepting of her fate, more self-knowing,” says newly minted True Blood showrunner Bryan Buckner, further revealing that the character will explore her attraction to vampires head on in a soul-searching journey made exponentially more compelling through Paquin’s subtly nuanced performance. “She is able to tell us so much with her eyes… I don’t think there are very many actors out there who could pull off what we’re asking of her this season… Her performances literally hold [True Blood] together as a show.”
Paquin sees Sookie as a “danger magnet.” “[This] translates into something pretty dramatic happening to her most of the time, which means it’s pretty much impossible to ever get bored on the job,” says Paquin, noting the series’ compelling horror trappings. “It’s entertaining to watch, and it’s really entertaining to do. Because [the show falls] under the umbrella of what I guess you could call ‘genre,’ we get to kind of make up rules for our universe and you’re not just limited to what actually exists in reality.”
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I have to say…Anna is looking positively STUNNING in those photos! As for what they are planning for Sookie this season about Sookie growing up…I like this idea very much. I just hope this new Sookie will be one Eric likes too.
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