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Wellington actress Anna Paquin, 25, will star as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO drama True Blood, to air in the US in September. Paquin, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Jane Campion’s 1993 film The Piano, plays a waitress mind reader smitten with a vampire. True Blood is created by Alan Ball, of Six Feet Under-fame. Paquin has appeared in more than 20 films, including sci-fi trilogy, X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and together with her brother, Andrew, has started a production company called Paquin Films. In an interview with The A.V. Club she said though she’ll be making smaller films, she still isn’t averse to the blockbusters. “[In the X-Men movies] I got to be a comic-book superhero! I got to wear skin-tight black leather! And run around during explosions! It was awesome.”


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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…