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Anna Paquin Talks Sex Scenes with Alexander Skarsgard | Anna Paquin

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

Originally posted 06/28/2012 08:00AM

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."

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Whoa! See Joe Manganiello's 'Beer Gut'

Joe Manganiello Shows Off His Beer Gut

Originally posted 06/22/2012 11:15AM

Joe Manganiello bares all for his role as a stripper in Magic Mike, opening next Friday. But even now that filming has ended, he's still not shy about stripping down – sort of.

Manganiello, 35, appeared on The Soup this week, donning a prosthetic beer gut.

"That's right, ladies," the True Blood star deadpanned. "Soak it in. The six-pack is here."

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New Vampire Tara Goes Wild on True Blood

Originally posted 06/15/2012 06:40PM



On True Blood, Tara has always been a tough-as-nails woman. As a newly made vampire, she's absolutely fierce.

In new clips from Sunday's episode, Tara (Rutina Wesley) demolishes the kitchen at the home of her best friend Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin).

Sookie and Lafayette (Celsan Ellis) can only look on in awe – and fear – as Tara zooms around destroying pretty much everything in her path.

Let's hope Lafayette manages to grab that bottle of True Blood for his hungry cousin before it's too late.

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Tara's Fate Revealed! Sound Off on the True Blood Premiere

UpdatePosted 06/11/2012 04:30PM

True Blood Season Premiere: What's Your Take?

Originally posted 06/11/2012 10:20AM

True Blood is back. And the witches are not!

HBO's supernatural hit returned Sunday night with its season 5 premiere, and probably the biggest question on everyone's mind was, "Is Tara alive?"

Well to find out, fans had to wait until the end of the hour-long episode, which picked up right where season 4 left off – literally.

Keep reading if you're not afraid of spoilers ...

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Review: True Blood Is Crazily Entertaining

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True Blood Is Crazily Entertaining

Originally posted 06/09/2012 03:15PM

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A mix of gore, sex and camp humor, True Blood is constitutionally so unstable, it never has to worry about jumping the shark: It could waltz with a penguin too, and who'd know?

The first episodes of season 5 are a mess, with little of the cohesion provided by last summer's strong, seizing guest performance by Fiona Shaw. But the show is still crazily entertaining.

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) are pawns in the growing fundamentalist vampire war. We're ushered into oppressively corporate vampire headquarters and learn all sorts of silly arcana about these monsters. For example, did you know vampires can suffer developmental disabilities? This is revealed in a bizarre plot twist that plays like a sick joke.

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Toast True Blood with Bloody Good Cocktails

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Toast True Blood with Bloody Good Cocktails

Originally posted 06/08/2012 01:30PM

What better way to kick off the campy new season of True Blood on June 10 than with a couple of blood red cocktails.

Basil Hayden's bourbon teamed with L.A. mixologist Joel Black to come up with two drinks inspired by the HBO hit's supernatural themes and the show's gutsy leading lady, Sookie Stackhouse, played by expectant mom Anna Paquin.

Fans who want to imbibe while Sookie, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and a host of supernatural creatures battle it out in Bon Temps, might want to try – what else – a spicy True Bloody Mary or a sweet floral cocktail dubbed Sookie's Virtue, which includes red grapes and raspberries.

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PHOTO: See Anna Paquin's Growing Baby Bump | Anna Paquin

UpdatePosted 05/31/2012 11:30AM

Anna Paquin Shows Off Her Baby Bump at True Blood Premiere

Originally posted 05/31/2012 10:25AM

Anna Paquin's own big premiere is still several months away, but the actress showed off her growing baby bump Wednesday at a Hollywood screening of the new season of True Blood.

"I feel fantastic," she told reporters. Paquin, 29, who's expecting her first child with husband and costar Stephen Moyer, sported a stylish black dress, with her bump noticeably larger than last month, when she stepped out at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

"It's always amazing," Moyer told PEOPLE of being a dad again (he has two children – Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12 – from a previous relationship). "I love my kids so much. And the fact that Anna is pregnant just adds more crazy to the bundle of fun."

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True Blood Season 5 Teaser Premieres – Can You Dig It?

Originally posted 04/02/2012 09:05AM



The new season 5 teaser for HBO's True Blood begins, appropriately enough, with an ending – a grave-digging scene, with Sookie (Anna Paquin) burying a body.

Is it the body of Tara (Rutina Wesley), last seen getting shot in the season 4 finale? That's just one of many questions raised by the quick flashes we get of the new season, which premieres in June.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. We also get glimpses of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) kissing ... well, somebody. And Eric and Sam (Sam Trammell) shirtless.

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Joe Manganiello Is Fine with Getting Naked on True Blood | Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello Is Fine with Getting Naked on True Blood

Originally posted 02/22/2012 09:55AM

Joe Manganiello has plenty of experience stripping down for his role as Alcide Herveaux on True Blood – and there's nothing wrong with that, says the hunk.

"As far as the butt cheeks stuff goes, it just makes sense" Manganiello, 35, tells OUT magazine's March issue, of his frequent nudity on HBO's hit series.

"It's not gratuitous; it's realistic," he says. "If you're a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks."

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True Blood's Sam Trammell Welcomes Twin Sons | Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell Welcomes Twin Sons

Originally posted 08/11/2011 09:20AM

The True Blood twins have arrived.

Sam Trammell and longtime love Missy Yager welcomed "two healthy baby boys" on Tuesday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

After meeting in New York doing theater, the pair has been together for eight years.



Yager, 43, has appeared on Mad Men and Boston Public, while Trammell, 42, currently plays Sam Merlotte on the HBO vampire series.

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