Anna Paquin: 'Fake It to Make It'

By KATE MORAWETZ

Many actors have said that they feel awkward while filming love scenes with their co-stars, but Anna Paquin is not one of them.  Meeting her husband and father of their babies-to-be on the set of True Blood was a just another perk of the job for the actress and she tells Redbook, she has no qualms about filming sex scenes with fellow cast member, Alexander Skarsgard.

“We feel completely comfortable together,” she says. “Steve and Alex are buddies. It’s nothing like, ‘Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now take off your clothes and go into the fog.’ Everyone is respectful of each other’s boundaries… They’re very gentlemanly about it.”

As for nabbing the role of Sookie Stackhouse, the Oscar-winning actress pulls out the oldest trick in the book: “Fake it to make it.”

“I went out and bought some incredibly short shorts and a push up bra," she admits. "It’s not that I’m a prude, but I’m not a massive exhibitionist either.”

To read more of Anna’s candid interview, go to Redbook.com.