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.