Stephen Moyer believes in 100 percent transparency. How much of it can a relationship stand and, if you fail to tell the truth, then, who exactly are you protecting: your partner or yourself?
Right now he is on his way back to the US to continue work filming The Gifted, but as usual over the weekend, he visited the UK to see family and his wife, Anna Paquin who is filming, Tell it to the Bees, in Scotland. While there, he has also been doing some interviews.
Below is a snippet from a particularly nice and informative interview from The Telegraph by Daphne Lockyer where Stephen talks about honesty in relationships, his crazy past life, his new series, Safe House on ITV and more.
He’s lucky, he says, to be married to the unflinching Anna Paquin who won an Oscar for her role in The Piano at the age of 11.
They became romantically entwined with in real life when they played a pair of unconventional lovers – he a 175-year-old-vampire, named Bill Compton and she a telepathic cocktail waitress, Sookie Stackhouse, in HBO’s Southern US, schlocky-horror series, True Blood.
“My missus told me from the outset that she would rather have the blatant, unvarnished truth than discover things she wasn’t aware of further down the road,” he says. “Relationships work in different ways but, for us, 100 percent transparency feels like the way to go.”
We’ve moved onto the subject of honesty in relationships because Moyer, 47, is about to take over the starring role in the second series of the crime drama Safe House. Honesty and it’s opposite – concealment – is one of the four part programm’s main themes.
In the flesh, he is rangy, twinkly-eyed, gregarious, funny. Despite having made his home in LA, there is no transatlantic twang and instead meanders somewhere through the estuary that links Essex, where he was raised in an ordinary working class family, to London, where he trained at LAMDA and lived for many years.