True Blood star Anna Paquin unfazed by onscreen nudityAugust 25th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IBNS
By Ken Roy
Aug 25 (IBNS) True Blood star Anna Paquin doesn’t really see what the fuss is about her on screen nudity.
Paquin’s nudity in HBO’s “True Blood” is seen as a risqué to American audiences.
But Paquin, who was born in Canada and grew up in New Zealand, was all smiles at the second season premiere of HBO’s “True Blood” in June, reports CNN.
“I don’t think a naked body is particularly shocking or interesting,” the 27-year-old was quoted as saying.
“It’s not the culture I was raised in,” Paquin said. “I was not brought up in the United States. I don’t share the [attitude] that you can have graphic violence, but — God forbid — you see someone’s nipples.”
It helps that Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse on the show, has her nude scenes with Stephen Moyer, to whom she became engaged this summer.
“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!’ “she said.
Paquin also told Nylon that it’s been interesting to see how people approach her now that she’s gone blonde for the role.
“I don’t look like a Barbie doll, and probably never will,” she says. “People are incredibly literal in how they view you. You have dark hair and pale skin? You must be brooding. The second you dye your hair blonde and get a spray tan, people treat you as if you’re a bit stupider and happier. Suddenly, it’s like you’re hot and sexy.”
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