Mom-to-be Anna Paquin is the latest star to grace the cover of Redbook mag. In the accompanying interview, 'True Blood' star chats about her view on embracing motherhood, her attitude as far as personal appearance is concerned as well as sharing a few insights concerning on set chemistry.
It's a very busy and exciting year for Anna Paquin. The star is
preparing for one of the most important roles of her life as she is
getting ready to embrace motherhood alongside 'True Blood' co-star
Stephen Moyer. The 29 year old star sits down and chats with
Redbook mag on a variety of topics ranging from her view on
motherhood and personal appearance to chemistry on the True Blood
Just because she's expecting twins and she's dealing with the entire pregnancy experience doesn't mean that she's suddenly all maternal and everything. The star confesses that she has to deal with two very different perspectives and outlooks of life: "I have a side that’s very nesty, and another that thinks, 'Let's lock up the house and go away for five months,'" she states.
Fans of the 'True Blood' series who have grown accustomed to her character's personality might be surprised to find out that she's not as open on the subject as her character and that she had to 'fake it': "I'm a big believer in 'fake it to make it.' I went out and bought some incredibly short shorts and a push-up bra that I knew were going to be a part of my new life. It’s not that I'm a prude, but I'm not a massive exhibitionist, either."
The same laid back attitude transpires when she starts talking
about her personal appearance. Like many women she is the one that
judges herself the harshest, however she learned to move towards
acceptance and body confidence, gaining a fairly sensitive
approach: “I’m my harshest critic...but at a certain point, you
need to embrace who you are and the whole package that comes along
with it. For me, it was cutting myself some slack and not trying to
be something that I think is perfect or ideal.”
One must indeed wonder how her partner, Steve Moyer deals with all the racy aspects involved in the storyline, mainly the spicy scenes involving Alexander Skarsgard. It appears that there are no hard feelings between the two as both of them act very professionally: "We feel completely comfortable together. Steve [Moyer] and Alex are buddies. Its nothing like, ‘Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now let’s take off our clothes and go into the fog.’ Everyone is very respectful of each other’s boundaries...They’re all very gentlemanly about it.”
Read the entire interview with the renowned actress by picking up the August issue of the RedBook magazine which is set to hit the newsstands on July 10.
Photo courtesy of Redbook Magazine