Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Anna Paquin on Marrying her True Blood Costar, Life as Sookie Stackhouse, and Stalking Aaron Sorkin

The Academy Award-winning actress tells Health about everything from life with Stephen Moyer to her number one workout motivator in the June 2011 issue, hitting newsstands May 20.

On whether she ever gets sick of costar and husband, Stephen Moyer:
“No. I miss him when he leaves. That’s nauseating, I know. My me-time requirements are quite small.”

On how playing Sookie motivates her to work out:
“If you’re going to be spending literally every single day of your working life wearing clothes that barely cover your body, you’re gonna be extra-diligent…There’s just a little extra motivation of, ‘Hmmm, teeny white shorts and a bikini top? I think I will go to Pilates this morning.’”

On her favorite TV show:
“I re-watch – and when I say the entire series, I literally mean the entire series of – The West Wing every year. I'm sort of secretly stalking Aaron Sorkin. I'm obsessed with his work. I think he's a genius.”

On how she handled Hollywood at such a young age:
“I have a really, really, really normal family. And by normal I mean we’re all nuts on some level. I think you’ve gotta be a little nuts to pursue any kind of creative job. I was also a really good kid…I didn’t rebel in the traditional sense.”

On the difference between looking healthy and being healthy:
“People in this town have a weird tendency to say, if someone's lost weight, ‘Oh my God, you look amazing.’ And you're like, ‘I just had my tonsils out and didn't eat for three weeks,’…But it's not healthy."