True Blood

Stephen Moyer Loves Directing His True Blood Costars Naked

06/13/2013 at 04:00 PM EDT

True Blood: Stephen Moyer Loves Directing His Naked Costars
Stephen Moyer
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Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer has been stripping down for years on True Blood. But for some episodes of the new season, he was in charge of getting his costars naked, too – and found that just as enjoyable.

"It was a lot of fun doing three hours of makeup and getting into complete red-blob land, and then directing my fellow actors naked. That was a lot of fun," Moyer said Tuesday at the HBO vampire show's season 6 premiere at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome at the Arclight.

Moyer, 43, who tries his hand at directing this season – which kicks off Sunday (9 p.m. ET) – says he's very understanding with the other actors when it comes to the pressure of baring all for the cameras.

"Given that I'm naked for a great chunk of it, I think I'm quite sensitive," he says. "I'm a sensitive lover."



Moyer, who also revealed the names of his 9-month-old twins with costar and wife Anna Paquin on Tuesday, added that being on a show filled with sex leads to plenty of on-set hilarity.

"There are all sorts of inappropriate fall-out situations that we've all been through at various points," he says. "[Legendary British actor] John Gielgud once said to one of his leading ladies, 'I apologize to you if nothing happens below, and I also apologize to you if something does.' "

Reporting by SCOTT HUVER

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