And only because I know some people who gawk at the idea of Anna Paquin naked. "Ohmeegosh, she's gone more nakeder than I thought!" Well, maybe for some it is the selling point of True Blood--it's a minority, but I can't blame them--so of course that question would be posed to Sookie herself.
"I feel fine [about the nude scenes]," she told AOL TV. "Although the way that people ask me about it all the time, I feel like maybe I should feel uptight about it. But I really don't ... I wouldn't do it if it was too much. Everyone's very respectful of the boundaries of whichever actor is doing stuff like that on the set. So, it's not cameras being thrown anywhere and anything can happen, you know? It's quite choreographed."
The clarification? "Other things happen in the plot, you know what I mean?" she said. "There's actual plot. But yes, it's a sexy vampire show and yes, there's more getting it on, so to speak."
All right, Sookie. What about you, then? She's soon headed to Dallas, after all, after that monster and that deal that we saw last week. "It's a big city and ... there are more open vampires, or outed vampires," she said. "I guess the analogy is if you live in a small town, there may be a gay bar, where as if you live in a big city there could be a whole bunch of them. I think that's one of the obvious parallels that gets drawn with our show, that people's chosen lifestyles and whatever are more accepted in bigger cities."
One final question, although I'm obviously shaking this thing up: what about the Twilight comparisons? "Just because two things happen to end up being released around the same time, it's not like we all got together beforehand and had a chat about how we're going to make sure vampires had a comeback," she said. "But from the way people ask about it, you'd think that we'd all had sort of a sit-down. But it's coincidence, really."
Okay, so I never saw it that way.