Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Interview at TCA Press Tour

August 7, 2011 by  

Real-Life Husband and Wife:

Bill and Sookie S4 Ep6We’re halfway through the fourth season of True Blood, and things keep getting more and more intense as the episodes progress!  During the HBO segment of the TCA Press TourAnna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), who are not only co-stars, but husband and wife in real life, discussed several of the current storylines on True Blood.  Paquin and Moyer each had a lot to share during their interview.  First off, Paquin discussed Sookie’s stubbornness and pointed out that if she wasn’t so stubborn the show wouldn’t be quite as exciting.  (So true!)  The next question went to Moyer in regards to his reaction to finding out that Bill was going to be the new king of Louisiana.  Moyer stated that he knew the idea was being thrown around toward the end of Season 3 and that he felt lucky because of the fact that he’s had the opportunity to play the part of such an interesting storyline.  When Paquin was asked if she felt that it was fair for Sookie to have so many horrible things happen to her, she replied:

“I’m having the best time of my life. Are you kidding me? And, I’m not just a little thing, thank you very much. I can hold my own. I dare Alan Ball to come up with something I’ll say no to.”

Throughout the interview they go on to discuss several other topics such as whether or not Paquin envisions her character ending up with one character or the other, whether good oral hygiene (vampire) or good grooming (werewolf) is more important, and the current tense relationship of Bill and Sookie, to name a few.  They also talked about whether or not they discuss stuff that they would like for their characters to do on the show.  Moyer instantly pointed out that Alan Ball is very open to ideas and that they often pitch ideas as to what they would like to see happen.  Paquin added to Moyer’s reply and said:

“I certainly feel like they write to our strengths, or maybe that’s a giant coincidence. I don’t think I’ve ever really gone in with, ‘I think this should definitely happen.’ Sometimes I pitch things that are a joke. There was a scene in episode 9 with me, Steve and Alex, that I pitched, which I can’t tell you about, but that was sort of a joke, but not really. Sometimes I wonder if I say things that are really outlandish and, because of the nature of our show, maybe they actually might end up in the show.”

I have to say, I’m extremely curious as to what this ‘outlandish’ scene with Sookie, Bill, and Eric could be.  Anyone have any ideas?  I have an idea, but I want to see what everyone else thinks before I put it out there!   Next they talked about some of the great lines that they get the opportunity to say, and each of them pointed out that Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pam) gets a lot of great lines and that she quotes them so beautifully.  I completely agree with that.  I absolutely love Pam’s character on the show!  Later on in the interview Paquin is asked what she does to stay in shape, and she admits to “working out like a crazy person.”  Moyer’s response:

“It is utterly insane. I have never seen anybody do what she does, and with so much gusto, and happily.”

Toward the end of the interview they were asked what their ideal getaway was when they get time off.

Moyer’s response was:  “A quick 10 minutes in the trailer.”

Paquin’s response:  “We love to go away.”

I like how she didn’t comment on his answer!  The interview, as a whole, was an excellent read.  Click here to read the entire interview.  It’s definitely worth reading.  Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are absolutely hilarious!  Some of their responses really made me laugh out loud!  So what do you guys think about the interview?  What questions would you like to ask Stephen and Anna, given the chance?  Let us know in the comments below!

Source:  Collider – Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Interview True Blood Season 4

(Photo credit: HBO)

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