Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin were interviewed by Film.List.Co.Uk at the Edinburgh Film Festival and discuss The Parting Glass, Moyer’s directorial debut, in which Paquin co-stars as a troubled young woman whose suicide sparks grief-stricken memories among the gathering members of her family.
Below are excerpts from that interview:
You obviously have a great working relationship. How would you define it?
Stephen: I don’t think I’ve ever had somebody whom I trust as much as I do Anna, who pushes me to be the creative version of myself that I desire to be, and is so supportive of those sometimes difficult artistic choices. For me, personally, it’s the perfect relationship as both worker and partner.
Do you have plans to work together again?
Stephen: I’m always looking for something for Anna. Funnily enough, I don’t include this in that. Having Anna on this was a massive bonus for me, but this wasn’t the one. I’m looking for something specifically for Anna where we get to go deep together. I’ve just got to find the right thing for her to do. And also I want her to direct me in something.
What will be your lasting memories of True Blood?
Anna: Our crew and the actors that were with us the whole time, were such a family and we’re all actually still very active in each other’s lives and certainly very much in each other’s hearts. I know that sounds very cheesy, but it’s true.
Stephen: I was texting with Alex yesterday, during the Sweden game. Skars wasn’t on the pilot but he’s very much part of our world. I remember very specifically being in Sam’s Bar, during the pilot and thinking to myself, I’m not sure I’ve ever been this happy on a set before. It was just such an extraordinary energy and being around Alan Ball at his creative best where he’s just firing on more cylinders than anyone has a right to have. It was just joyous.
What are your next projects?
Anna: I’ve just wrapped a TV show called Flack and Stephen’s an executive producer on that.
Stephen: And we’ve just started season two of The Gifted, which is a show that I’m in for Marvel. It’s funny because it looks like one credit. Anna’s done like four jobs in the same amount of time that I did one and you look and you go, ‘that’s not fair’, because it looks like I haven’t been doing anything! She’ll never tell you this, but Anna’s also in Martin Scorsese’s new movie (The Irishman) and was with Harvey Keitel again and De Niro and Pacino. I mean, I just want to slap her at this point.
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