06/28/2012 02:39 pm ET Updated Jun 28, 2012

Anna Paquin Talks 'True Blood' Audition, Stephen Moyer And Alexander Skarsgard

Sookie may not have a problem bearing it all in Bon Temps, but Anna Paquin had to step outside her comfort zone during her audition for "True Blood" (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO).

“I’m a big believer in ‘fake it to make it,'" Paquin said in the August issue of Redbook. "I went out and bought some incredibly short shorts and a push-up bra that I knew were going to be a part of my new life. It’s not that I’m a prude, but I’m not a massive exhibitionist, either.”

As for having on-screen sex with someone who isn't her husband ... in front of her husband (Stephen Moyer) ... Paquin insists it isn't awkward.

“We feel completely comfortable together," Paquin said of her co-star Alexander Skarsgard (Eric). "Steve [Moyer] and Alex are buddies. Its nothing like, ‘Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now let’s take off our clothes and go into the fog.’  Everyone is very respectful of each other’s boundaries…They’re all very gentlemanly about it.”

But Paquin has her qualms with Moyer, who she's expecting twins with ... especially when it comes to directing.

"I got a bit of sass from the wife. She was like, 'Oh, my God, this director is such a diva,'" Moyer told USA Today of a Season 5 episode he directed.

"True Blood" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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"True Blood" Season 5 Character Posters