Anna Paquin on Her Husband's Gay Fans, Prejudice Against Bisexuals

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on Advocate.com June 28 2011 2:25 PM ET

 True Blood star Anna Paquin acknowledges the prejudice faced by her fellow bisexuals and says she's amused by men who fawn over her husband and costar, Stephen Moyer, reports  USA Today.

Paquin, who portrays fairy-in-distress Sookie Stackhouse on the supernatural megahit, currently in its fourth season on HBO, is interviewed and photographed for a spread in the new issue of V magazine (out July 7). USA Today got a preview and shares a few highlights, including Paquin revealing that she's always felt like an outsider.

An Academy Award–winner for her film debut in 1993's The Piano, Paquin surprised many last year while filming a public service announcement for Cyndi Lauper's LGBT equality org True Colors Fund by revealing she is bisexual. "Frankly, no one had ever asked me before. ... There is a lot of prejudice against us but the more people talk about it, the less of a deal it will be. Who people choose to sleep with — or spend their lives with — shouldn't matter, not that anyone particularly cares who I'm attracted to."

The actress also discusses the aggressive fans of Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton on the series. "There is probably something wrong with me, but I find it amusing to watch these men and women fawn all over him," Paquin says. "It's not like anyone is really trying to do anything inappropriate. They just want him to hug them ... or bite them."