Anna Paquin publicly declared herself bisexual in 2010 and the issue has come up again in the most recent issue of Zooey magazine, where the True Blood actress says her sexual orientation wasn't a way to cover up being gay as some people do in using the label.
I'm sure for some people saying they're bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they're gay, Paquin says in the newest issue of Zooey, according to Australia's Daily Telegram.
But Paquin, who has the distinction of being the second-youngest Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for her performance in The Piano at age 11, says she's not one of those people.
For me, it's not really an issue because I'm someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It's not made up. It's not a lack of decision. It's not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I've heard at this point. For a bisexual, it's not about gender. That's not the deciding factor for who they're attracted to, she told Zooey, JustJared.com reported.
Paquin made her bisexuality public in a 2010 public service announcement known as the Give a Damn campaign.
She discussed with Zooey magazine why she chose to make the announcement.
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, Paquin said.
The New Zealand-born actress said she did not feel as if she had to sacrifice her privacy by making the PSA.
I think it's a really minor biographical detail. If you're going to talk about some cause in a way that's meaningful, you should identify why it means something to you, she told Zooey.
Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse on HBO's True Blood and took home a 2008 Golden Globe for Best Actress for her portrayal.
She is married to True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton on the hit HBO series. Paquin and Moyer have a baby on the way - their first child.
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