Impeccable balancing act
Anna Paquin is back in the news with a spate of new film projects nearing release. A Times profile, reprinted in The Australian, charts her “impeccably navigated career path,” from The Piano to her present day status as comic fan’s sex symbol, courtesy of her recurring role as Rogue in the X-Men series. As well as the third X-Men instalment, Paquin features in the critically acclaimed comedy/drama The Squid and the Whale, directed by rising star Noah Baumbach, and upcoming indie flick You Can Count on Me, by playwright/director Kenneth Lonergan. Next on the cards is Blue State, a romantic comedy produced by Paquin’s brother Andrew under the Paquin Films name. Anna will both star in and executive produce the film.