July 2, 6: How sexy can it get? Other things happen in the plot, you know what I mean? How do you feel about filming all those nude scenes? Although the way that people ask me about it all the time, I feel like maybe I should feel uptight about it. Your partner on and off screen, Stephen Moyer, recently said your personal relationship helps the sex scenes. And that goes for stunt scenes and heavy emotional scenes and sex scenes.
OK, so I have a little bit of a leg up in that particular area with my on-screen [partner]. Vampires are very hot right now. Would you date a vampire if they existed? This season, your character Sookie gets out of her small town and goes to Dallas.
What does she learn about vampire culture there? 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. What is her journey this year? What else can you tell us about the rest of the season? You won a Golden Globe for playing Sookie last year. Was that as exciting as winning your Oscar?
Do you even really remember winning the Oscar? More so, because I actually know what it means [laughs]. Are you hoping to wake up in a couple weeks and hear your name announced as an Emmy nominee? Are there any roles you regret not getting? You get rejected more than you have people saying yes. Did you ever think about doing something besides acting? That was why I wanted to go to college and why I did a year right after high school, because I was curious to see if there was anything else that made me as passionate … and all it really did was clarify that I was exactly where I wanted to be.
It was great, and at some point I do intend to go back and finish. This is definitely my arena of jobs — either writing or directing and producing. Would you like to revisit Rogue? It depends on if they ask me back [laughs]. Conceptually, yeah, obviously it would depend what I was going to get to do [laughs]. But that was not the focus of my character, and if I was going to do more of it I would really like to get to kick some ass [laughs]. What do you watch on TV?
The acting on those shows and the content, it just kind of blows my mind a bit.