In killer frocks

Anna Paquin “vamps it up” on the cover of the March edition of Marie Claire UK in an exclusive grocery store shoot by photographer Frederic Pinet wearing Alexander McQueen, Prada and Chanel amongst other designers. Paquin, 27, plays the main protagonist Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood: “I had no idea 2009 was going to be the vampire year,” she laughs, referring to the recent trend for blood-sucking romance. “I just love True Blood’s mix of funny, campy and weird.” Paquin’s career started with a bang when, aged nine, she became the second youngest person ever to win an Oscar for her role as Holly Hunter’s daughter in The Piano, an experience she insists was “not particularly hard” to deal with. “There were a few weeks where it was odd,” she shrugs, “but the next year someone else wins and everybody stops talking about it.”

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