Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ask Men : Anna Paquin Interview

When you win an Oscar at the age of 11, there are two directions you can go. You can vanish into the whirlpool of derelict child stars lost in a sea of excess at too early an age. Or you can settle into a long career of on-screen success by choosing a variety of roles that break you out of kid-actor stereotypes.

Anna Paquin obviously chose the latter path after she won Best Supporting Actress for The Piano in 1994. Since then, the Canadian/New Zealand hybrid took on a variety of distinct projects -- from X-Men and Almost Famous to The Squid and the Whale and her current starring role on HBO’s massively successful vampire series, True Blood.

As the new season of True Blood flows on, Paquin flourishes as the show’s central character, Sookie Stackhouse. In the books written by Charlaine Harris, everything plays out via Stackhouse’s first person experience, placing Paquin’s performance as an essential cornerstone of the TV adaptation.

Away from the set, Anna Paquin discussed life as the star of a cult hit and how she sees the role of Stackhouse against the backdrop of her already long career.
Sookie Stackhouse is a strong, stubborn woman. While most ladies would get out of Dodge on the Bayou when surrounded by vampires and Skinwalkers, your character endures and involves herself with them further. What about her keeps her mixed up with the monsters?

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