Stephen Moyer: Anna needs fun sex scenes
Anna Paquin doesn’t feel awkward being nude with a man she isn’t married to, even in front of her husband.
The 31-year-old actress met her husband on the set of the vampire TV show and they married in 2010. The couple had twins, Charlie and Poppy, in 2012.
In True Blood’s new and final season, Stephen directed a love scene between his wife and actor Joe Manganiello. For the actor, however, helming a love scene between his wife and another man is all in a day’s work.
"There are moments where I'll be watching the monitor [and say], 'Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna's breast,’" he told Entertainment Weekly. "‘And can you move your thumb just a little bit towards her nipple? Great.' And then I'll go, 'Babe, babe, enjoy it.' I'm certainly talking to her as 'babe'. 'Darling, go for it, yeah, feel the nipple.'"
Filming the scenes are not awkward for Anna either.
"If you were to picture the perfect day at work for your spouse, would that be it? Probably not, but this is just kind of how it's always been. So it doesn't feel as bizarre,” the actress, who plays Sookie Stackhouse, mused.
Surprisingly, Anna and Stephen agree that the show’s intense sexuality and bizarre vampire storylines have brought them closer together.
“In a funny way, I feel like - without revealing too much - it’s quite interesting for us as a couple because we’ve kind of gone to places where a lot of people don’t get to,” Stephen, who plays vampire Bill, said.
“Or have to,” Anna added.
“And we’re still here,” Stephen finished. “And I think that’s good for us in a way.”
True Blood, which returns on June 22, has been “life-changing” for the couple. In addition to meeting while filming, the pair formed close relationships with cast and crew, like “family”.
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