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Anna Paquin Talks Bisexuality & Teeth with 'Zooey'

Anna Paquin Talks Bisexuality & Teeth with 'Zooey'

Anna Paquin rocks a Dina Bar-El dress on the cover of Zooey‘s April/May issue.

Here’s what the 29-year-old actress shared with the mag (the photo shoot took place right before she announced she was pregnant):

On being bisexual: “I’m sure for some people saying they’re bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they’re gay. 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.”

On insecurities being in Hollywood: “Interestingly enough, I don’t really care about my teeth, but I think any woman on this planet could say, ‘I wish my ass was smaller, my arms were thinner and I had green eyes not brown.’ I think anyone is as critical as they have the energy to self-obsess, but I also know as an actress you are more limited if you interfere with your looks. If you have a whole bunch of work done with your teeth and your face and your boobs then you’re only going to play modern people. That’s a big choice to make. Very limiting.”

For more on Anna, head on over to You can also check out a behind-the-scenes look from her photo shoot below!

Anna Paquin – ‘Zooey’ Behind the Scenes
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Credit: Derek Wood; Photos: Zooey
Posted to: Anna Paquin, Magazine

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  • Jess

    Someone like Megan Fox should listen to what Anna says about interfering with your looks.

  • mel

    I agree with everything she said. I think there are lots of people that fall in love with the person and not their gender. She’s gorgeous and I’m so happy for her and Stephen and their baby on the way :)

  • Nina

    Great, another s l utty messed up chick who’s trying to sound deep when clearly she’s not. I hope she miscarries!

  • Nina

    @mel: Yes, those people are called promiscuous.

  • food 4 thought

    Now that is a definition of bisexuality that anyone can understand. Good for her. Wish her the best.

  • rachel

    I don’t get the comment about the teeth

  • frisbee

    @Nina: Awww, you little ray of sunshine, you!
    Good for you, Anna, love the teeth, btw.

  • food 4 thought

    @rachel: She doesn’t have the perfect Hollywood teeth – they are rather spaced. I’m sure she has been pressured to have them straightened and capped.

  • Nina

    @frisbee: Thank you. I love gay people, but I am dubious about “bisexuality”. Pick a team for crying out loud! Good luck to her kid.

  • Mimi

    @Nina: I totally agree! Basically, she’ll sleep with anything. Nice….

  • mel

    @Nina: Well the part you are dubious about is what she explains… it’s not about picking a “team” its about loving a person.

  • tanya

    Fix those choppers! Get Invisalign. The space make her look so much more unattractive.

  • Nina

    @mel: That’s c rap, she’s a s lut, and apparently you’re quite promiscuous yourself since you’re defending that BS.

  • cool

    There’s a difference between getting plastic surgery and getting your teeth fixed. She looks like an ugly-version of the Farmer’s Daughter stereotype.

  • wow

    All of you lovely citizens making comments about her being a slut are so ignorant and sad that I really can’t stand this stupid ass-backwards country anymore. Be kind to each other and grow up.

  • Effy

    I agree with her teeth comment. I have gap teeth and braces didn’t fix it. So now I just embrace it!

  • Love Anna!

    Anna is a beautiful and intelligent woman. I wish her and Stephen the best.

  • frisbee

    @Nina: Hahaha! Are you for real? Coz if yes, then this shit is even funnier than I thought.

  • Nina

    @frisbee: Yes, I’m for real. I’m heterosexual and it’s pretty clear. I imagine if I were gay it’d be really clear as well. “Bisexuality” is an excuse for being promiscuous. Have I not made myself clear already?

  • Noelle

    So much ignorance up in here… Why not focus on your miserable self instead of spreading lies about bisexuality Nina?

  • mel

    @Nina: Actually my first time was with the guy I’m still with 2 years later. It’s quite ignorant to think that I’m promiscuous because I believe people should be able to freely love other people without jerks like you judging them.

  • Nina

    @Noelle: Ha, ha, ha. I’m not miserable, I know who I am. Do you?

  • Nina

    @mel: Why doesn’t Anna just be a lesbian, which clearly she is (not that there’s anything wrong with it) and use a d i l do. Tada! Sexual orientation dilemma solved! I guarantee you, she will have this baby, divorce her husband and go back to being the lesbian that she is.

  • frisbee

    @Nina: It’s the use of the word “promiscuous” that gets me – who uses it anymore? And, side note, how many people does it take to be promiscuous? Is 10 one-gender partners it? How about a 100? And how about 1 of each? Is that enough? Also, can you quote me some literature on those numbers? I’m fascinated.

  • Nina

    @frisbee: I can’t give you an exact number, obviously. That’s a personal decision. I’m not a prude, but I’ve never had a one night stand and I think anyone who has should reevaluate their self worth. That goes for men, women, straight or gay. I’m not religious, but I do think one should have somewhat deep feelings for a person before they are intimate.

  • frisbee

    I don’t even know where to start with the disaster that is your post. So I’ll just say – good luck with your personal life, however many self-reevaluations should that (hopefully) take.

  • Nina

    @frisbee: I’m happily married to a wonderful man. I hope you find the love I have and I’m sincere about that. Just remember you have to love yourself first and foremost.

  • Joan

    @frisbee: I agree with that Nina person. What is the payoff for you or anyone to have had a lot of s ex partners?

  • Marina

    I don’t believe that she’s bisexual. Saying that you’re bisexual is the latest celebrity trend.

  • fade

    Very smart woman. Totally agree with her about bisexuality.

  • chelle

    @Nina: you should be ashamed of yourself wishing such a horrible thing to happen to anyone that’s pregnant! Too bad I’m not face to face because I would love to bit*h slap some sense into your stupid head! I dont care how much you dislike someone you don’t say that! How about next time you have a thought, let it go dumbass twat!

  • chelle

    @Nina: Bye. Im a firm believer in karma….what u put out comes back x3…..hope u are past childbearing years…. just saying.

  • chelle

    @chelle: Supposed to say BTW not bye….. freaking auto correct is going to be my end….. lol!

  • summer

    nina, you are seriously an awful human being and a bigot.

  • Lilla

    Love her! She looks amazing :)

  • Canuck

    @Nina: Wow! Most of the people I’ve met who are as narrow-minded as you are the radical born agains. But wishing a miscarriage on someone is hardly very Christian, so I’m just going to go with *ssh*le, who, if she’s ever actually born again, will probably come back as a gutter rat.

    What a disgusting piece of trash!

  • Ty

    Bisexuals as being promiscuous is a stupid generalization, stop being ignorant

  • Karine

    See the complete scans of the magazine HERE:

  • Ashley

    What is the name of that song. I like it and it sounds amazing.
    Btw i dont agree with Nina

  • Erin

    That was such a great preview of her shoot. She is truly beautiful, talented and very smart. She knows who she is and doesn’t apologize for it and she shouldn’t ever have to. I am so happy for her and her husband as I am sure they will be having many beautiful babies… :)

  • dadad

    lol they need to instagram her in order for her to look good.

  • Liz

    This a very articulate and gorgeous lady… and a great actress as well. I wish her & Stephen all the best.

  • fade


    Music is Grimes – Oblivion

  • analulu

    @Nina: that’s your opinion.not more than your opinion. but looking down on people with other opinions is poor, girl. about your strange way of seeing bisexuality… no commont from me. it’s too pathetic.

  • Ashley

    @fade thank you. Love these gorgeous pictures of Anna Paquin. Shes such an indivisual. Cant wait for True Blood this summer!

  • Nina

    @Canuck: I’m not christian and never said I was idiot.

  • lena

    I love her gap teeth, it makes her stand out! so cute

  • fade


    you’re welcome Ashely! :)

  • aussiefan

    Nina : clearly you have very poor understanding of the article and in order to mask your lack of intelligence you resort to the lowest of low comments.
    Anna is truly beautiful and intelligent. IMHO . My thoughts are that some people find these personal traits intimidating and hence the negative comments.
    Refreshingly honest dialogue Anna has engaged in , this article is excellent !

  • Freyja

    Really? A “slut”, even though she’s in a MONOGAMOUS relationship? You’re an imbecile. Gender preference has absolutely nothing to do with how many people you sleep with or how faithful you are in a relationship. Plenty of straight people are promiscuous, can’t stay faithful to one person, and hurt others constantly. Many bisexuals and gays are able to maintain long-lasting, monogamous relationships. I’m guessing you’re bitter because a boyfriend betrayed you and now you’re just taking it out on women who are most likely more attractive than you are. On that note, just because a woman (or anyone) has the opportunity to sleep with many people, doesn’t mean she does it. When did Anna EVER say she slept around? You’re making idiotic judgements based on no facts whatsoever. I myself am a bisexual woman, and have always had monogamous relationships. I’ve been in my current relationship for almost 4 years. I get hit on constantly, and I have never been even tempted to stray from my relationship in the slightest. I fall in love based on who someone is as a person, not their gender.