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Andrew Paquin talks about a scene with Stephen Moyer in Open House

Andrew Paquin talks about a scene with Stephen Moyer in Open House

Andrew Paquin has been interviewed by about his new film “Open House” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week.

Here’s the part of the interview we know you’ll want to read:

C: And you’ve got a great cast: Tricia Helfer, Brian Geraghty, your sister Anna Paquin and also Stephen Moyer, your future brother-in-law.

AP: (Laughs) Yeah.

C: What were you most concerned with, as a 1st time director working with a great cast like that?

AP: I think the thing that, I think you realize pretty quickly when you’re working with good actors is that they listen. And so what you say has a lot of power and so you have to be very careful with the words, your choice of language. And even, just your general demeanor because if you manage to maintain a sense of trust with them, they can go to pretty vulnerable places. Even though as a writer, you might be thinking about all these issues and themes that this particular moment or scene is supposed to kind of, represent and capture and symbolize and all these things, but all you really need is a very simple action or objective and so just kind of crystallizing things down to their essence was something I learned kind of just by doing it.

C: Less is more.

AP: Less is more. Yeah, sure, absolutely, you know.

C: We talked about the fact that you were directing your future brother-in-law, and, in one scene, in a sex scene with somebody who is not your sister.

AP: (Laughs) Right, right.

C: Was there any point where you were like, uh…

AP: They weren’t on set… They didn’t share any scenes, Anna & Steve. But we were lucky to have them in our film because they were actually shooting True Blood at the same time. So, Steve was kind enough to be in the movie & that was really, that was really the only role that, that made sense for him to play. I mean so, and there’s also not that many parts in the movie. It’s a fairly small cast. So, you know, it’s just, you know, it’s acting, isn’t it. You know. (Laughs)

To read the rest of the interview, click here.

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4 Comment responses

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    April 30, 2010

    Stephen in a sex scene. That perked me right up. “Open House” sounds both terrifying and intriguing. Thanks so much for posting this inclusive and most interesting interview with Andrew Paquin (I did the “click” thing).

    And my sincere congratulations to him on the birth of his baby.


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    April 30, 2010

    Yes, a sex scene. That was news. Maybe we will get a look at those gorgeous ‘bum cheeks’!


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    April 30, 2010

    I hope to get the chance to see this on the big screen! I’m willing to travel a bit to see it…unless it gets wide release there’s not much of a chance of seeing it here.


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    May 04, 2010

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