Anna Paquin’s Lust For Blood Can’t Be Aspar-tamed

Posted by Moxie on June 18th, 2010

8 June 2010 - Hollywood, California - Anna Paquin. HBO's True Blood Season 3 Premiere held at Arclight Cinemas Cinerama Dome. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Oh, hush, that pun is amazing.

Annnnyway, True Blood star/newly-minted bisexual Anna Paquin has told Self magazine that she loves filming blood-sucking scenes on, but the fake blood on the show is disgusting. The gloopy mixture is basically corn syrup and red dye, so gulping that down take after take has got to be nauseating. Paquin says,

“I get a kick out it, but the actual blood makes me want to gag! It’s kind of a sweet corn syrup, I think, with an aftertaste that’s less than pleasant after the 10th take. In season one, they asked me if I wanted sugar or sugar-free. I was like, ‘Sugar-free blood? Sounds great!’ It only tastes like the latex tubes it’s coming through. By the next scene I was feeding ravenously… so I drank probably a gallon. Never again!”

If they were smart, they’d dump some Kool-Aid mix in there and then water down the leftovers for jungle juice. You know, if they were super classy like that.

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