Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer on the Cover of EW
True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are the cover story for this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. The co-stars sat down in the same booth where Sookie first met Bill and did a Q&A for EW. Here’s an excerpt.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Speaking of nudity, in the first episode of the new season, Stephen you directed a love scene between your wife and Alcide, played by Joe Manganiello.
STEPHEN MOYER: There are moments where I’ll be watching on a monitor [and say], “Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna’s breast. Good. And can you move your right thumb just a little bit towards her nipple? Great.” And then I’ll go, “Babe, babe, enjoy it.” I’m certainly talking to her as “babe.” “Darling, go for it. Yeah, feel the nipple.”
ANNA PAQUIN: We set the bar very high for weird very early on. We’ve done a lot of odd sh– on this show. Actually, the potentially awkward couplings [are] not the weirdest sh– that we’ve done on this show.
MOYER: In a funny way, I feel like — without revealing too much — it’s quite interesting for us as a couple because we’ve kind of gone to places where a lot of people don’t get to.
PAQUIN: Or have to.
MOYER: And we’re still here. And I think that’s good for us in a way.
Also included in this issue: Stephen’s photos from the set, Alexander Skarsgard as we’ve “never seen him before”, and a recap of the first six seasons. Look for it on newsstands this week.
BTW, this is the “exciting shoot” Anna referred to on Twitter last week:
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) June 12, 2014
Updated: more portraits from the photo session are now in the EW gallery. Gorgeous!
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