June 22nd, 2010
04:34 PM ET
Now that “True Blood’s” Anna Paquin has been “initiated into the followed-by-paparazzi crowd,” as she told Self magazine in their July issue, she’s learned to care even less about what people think of her.
The breaking point for Paquin came when she was made fun of for wearing a helmet while riding her bike. “I was like, OK, that would be a really stupid reason to die,” she said. “At that point, I was done.”
Paquin's newly developed thicker skin also came in handy to deal with the aftermath of announcing that she's bisexual.
“I understand why it's a big deal to some people, but to me, it's not. I've probably always known I was bisexual,” she said. “I'm really lucky; I grew up in an open-minded, supportive family, so my sexuality was never stigmatized or scary or out of bounds.”
Paquin also spoke of her real-life relationship with “True Blood” co-star Stephen Moyer, explaining the two went into the relationship knowing there could be complications. “You can't choose who you fall in love with, as inconvenient as that may be,” she said.
In the end, Paquin feels lucky with her situation. “It's a luxury to get to go to work with the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, because I love my job and I'm really happy,” she said.
Paquin attributes this happiness to her also being content with her body. “I don't know too many women who are 100 percent happy, but I'm the happiest I've been,” she said. “For me, it has more to do with being fulfilled in other areas of life, not how many hours I'm at the gym.”
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