Anna Paquin is featured as Fun Fearless Female in this month’s issue of Cosmo.
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Although she grew up in New Zealand)
Current gig: Starring as Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD
Romantic Status: Dating her costar Stephen Moyer
Most actresses begin their careers by struggling in small parts. Anna Paquin kicked hers off by winning an Oscar at age 11 for The Piano. Since then, she has appeared in films like Amistad and Almost Famous and as Rogue in the Xmen series. The uncensored actress most recently has sunk her teeth into one of the sexiest roles on television.
Cosmo: What do you say to people who think True Blood is too sexy?
Anna: Well, maybe they’re not having enough sex [laughs]. People don’t want to watch what they’re not having!
Cosmo: Why do you think we’re all so obsessed with vampires?
Anna: They’re usually portrayed as extraordinarily sexy. They’re forbidden and dangerous and exciting.
Cosmo: You’re a natural brunette. Are you treated differently as a blonde?
Anna: Yeah, they died my hair for the show. The blonds-getting-more-attention think is completely true. I don’t know why; it just is.
Cosmo: Is there anything you wish guys understood about women?
Anna: No, because then they’d be girls. It would take away half of what women talk about. What’s so endearing about boys is that they’re so different from us– we’re not all wired the same.