Openly bisexual True Blood star Anna Paquin was asked about her sexuality in a recent interview with television host Larry King. King asked her if she was a “non-practicing bisexual.”
“Well, I mean, I am married to my husband,” Paquin replied. “And we are happily, monogamously married.”
King asked : “But you were bisexual?”
“I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing, “ she responded. “Are you still straight if you are with somebody? If you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.”
Anna Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1982, to an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher of part French-Canadian descent. Anna moved to her mother’s native country when she was four years old. Her first acting job ever was at age nine in the film The Piano (1993), which she ended up being cast in because it was shot in New Zealand. At age 16, she relocated to Los Angeles where she completed her last two years of high school (graduating in 2000). She then moved to New York where she attended Columbia University for one year. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked almost exclusively on stage in both New York and London. In 2007 Anna was cast in HBO’s “True Blood”, which concluded shooting its 7th and final season in 2014.
Paquin came out as a bisexual in 2010 and married Moyer shortly after that. The couple has twin sons together. Pacquin continues to serve as a role model for LGBT youth and continues to openly discuss her bisexuality.
“For me, it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision. It’s not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I’ve heard at this point. For a bisexual, it’s not about gender. That’s not the deciding factor for who they’re attracted to,” she said.