Anna Paquin: Sex Scenes with Alexander Skarsgard Are 'Completely Comfortable'

True Blood: Anna Paquin Talks Sex Scenes with Alexander Skarsgard
Anna Paquin
Courtesy Redbook

06/28/2012 AT 08:00 AM EDT

Some actors admit to awkward moments filming love scenes.

Anna Paquin is not one of them.

Although her husband and father of her baby-on-the-way, Stephen Moyer, 42, costars with her on True Blood, the actress has no qualms about filming sex scenes with fellow cast mate Alexander Skarsgard.

"We feel completely comfortable together," Paquin, 29, tells Redbook in its August issue hitting newsstands July 10. "Steve and Alex are buddies. It's nothing like, 'Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now take off your clothes and go into the fog.' Everyone is respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it."

As for landing the coveted role of Sookie Stackhouse, the Oscar-winning actress had one simple method for acing her audition: "Fake it to make it."

Anna Paquin: Sex Scenes with Alexander Skarsgard Are 'Completely Comfortable'| True Blood, Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

Anna Paquin

Courtesy Redbook

Says the star, "I went out and bought some incredibly short shorts and a push-up bra. ... It's not that I'm a prude, but I'm not a massive exhibitionist, either."

Paquin, who calls herself her "hardest critic," also shared a couple thoughts on shortly facing motherhood.

"I have a side that's very nesty," she says. "And another that thinks, 'Let's lock up the house and go away for five months.' "
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