Papped in Venice

“Anna Paquin arrives at Gjelina’s, her favourite LA restaurant, on a pale pink pushbike, asks for her usual lemonade, smiles and starts to chatter,” writes the Daily Mail’s Lorien Haynes. “Not nervous, over-your-head chatter, but wry, offbeat, barbed wit. She rarely gives interviews and even more rarely talks about her private life. Her reputation is, she confesses, ‘Being incredibly serious about my work.’ Since it first screened in the US last autumn, True Blood has become HBO’s third highest-rated series after The Sopranos and Sex and the City, and Paquin, 26, is now constantly recognised and papped. Paquin is based in Venice, Los Angeles. She loves the laid-back there, and the beach: ‘It reminds me of home in New Zealand.’ Paquin’s older brother, film producer Andrew, 32, lives in LA too, ‘So there is family,’ she smiles. Together they have formed a production company, and produced the indie film Blue State in 2007.”


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…