"True Blood" star, who is expecting her first child with co-star and husband Stephen Moyer, has defended her bi-sexuality, saying it is at least better than being gay.
In a recent interview with Zooey magazine, the 29-year-old actress said that her bisexuality is not made up. "I'm sure for some people, saying they're bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they're gay," she told Zooey. "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."
Paquin disclosed her bisexuality for the first time in a public service announcement in April last year while supporting a “Give a Damn” campaign for gay rights. To questions as to why she decided to open up now when she could continue to lead a life without anyone knowing it, she replied, “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.” Her confession set off a media fire.
While she is openly bisexual, Paquin says she prefers zero publicity of things that are private and important to her. "I think it’s important to have things that are just for you and people that are closest to you," she told the magazine, according to a report by the New York Post. "Some people share absolutely everything, but then what do you have left that’s yours? It diminishes what’s really special in your life."
The unconventional actress won an Oscar at the age of 11 for Jane Champion’s "The Piano”, despite of never having acted for a day in her life before this film. The actress is certainly not ashamed of who she is and even stepped forth for those who are not as brave as she is.
When asked why she chose Moyer as her life partner, Paquin replied, "I think when you meet certain people that there comes a point where you can't imagine your life without them. The idea of forever doesn't seem like a particularly long time. I think that's ideally how you want to go into a marriage.”