Anna Paquin: Nude Scenes Easier with a Real-Life Beau
07/06/2009 AT 01:20 PM EDT
"It's a sexy vampire show," the HBO star says in an interview with AOL Television, "and yes, there's more getting it on, so to speak."
Paquin, who plays sweet, clairvoyant Sookie Stackhouse on HBO's cult hit, doesn't seem bothered by all the nudity required of her on the show.
"I feel fine," Paquin says. "Although the way that people ask me about it all the time, I feel like maybe I should feel uptight about it. But I really don't."
Shooting those steamy scenes with costar and real-life love Stephen Moyer only makes it easier.
"Obviously, if you're already with that person then 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 laughs.
"I think that regardless of what kind of scene you're doing, the better you know the person ... the more open and real your performance can be," she adds. "And that goes for stunt scenes and heavy emotional scenes and sex scenes. OK, so I have a little bit of a leg up in that particular area with my on-screen [partner]."