Anna Paquin on Bisexual Announcement: D'uh!

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In an April PSA, Anna Paquin came out as a bisexual.

The True Blood cast member has since received a lot of praise from gay rights organizations and the LGBT community. But Paquin recently said that she doesn't even see the big deal. It was her responsibility as a human being to speak out.

"I'm not someone who endlessly talks about her personal life for no reason, but obviously, as someone who identifies as bisexual, those are issues I really care about - and frankly, I don't see why everyone doesn't care about them," the actress told Zap2it, adding:

"So when I was asked to participate in that PSA, it was just an obvious, 'Well, of course I will.'"

Paquin, who is engaged to True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, continued:

"It wasn't like it was a big secret. It was just a cause I cared about and privately supported, but not one that I had ever had an opportunity to speak out about in a way that would be useful. Obviously I know that one person's voice doesn't necessarily do that much, but I just wanted to do my bit."

You gotta admire that, don't you? The star doesn't see herself as any kind of revolutionary. She simply wonders: How can any person with a heart sit idly by while the rights of others are infringed upon?

We couldn't agree more.


oh anna, natalio said that you were all grown up ... but really!


Anna Paquin Biography

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her breakthrough performance was in the New Zealand film The Piano, which earned her... More »
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Full Name
Anna Helene Paquin