Liberating Spray-Tan

Star of cult HBO show True Blood, Anna Paquin tells Elle that “once you’ve been spray-tanned, bleached, and given the correct push-up bra, it’s like playing dress-up — it’s liberating.” Paquin features in a “Women in TV” feature in the February issue alongside The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev and Shameless’ Emmy Rossum among others. In a behind-the-shoot video, Paquin talks about what she likes in a horror movie, why she is most proud of her theatre work and what it takes to get into the mindframe of a “perky Sookie Stackhouse … with a thing for the undead.” “I generally don’t dress like Sookie,” she tells Elle TV. “But that’s sort of what makes it really fun, because I take off all the things that I own that are black and sort of edgy or urban looking and fully become this other person.” In between True Blood seasons Paquin and husband Stephen Moyer appeared in Open House, as a couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempting to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives. Paquin’s brother Andrew directs.

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