Anna Paquin talks small clothes and big joys with “Health”

Don’t let Anna Paquin‘s tiny True Blood wardrobe fool you — she’s not just a chick in “short shorts and a blonde ponytail.” The bisexual actress tells Health magazine she’s “always been a tough cookie,” but Sookie’s clothing choices give her extra motivation when it comes to the gym.

“I mean, if you’re going to be spending literally every single day of your working life wearing clothes that barely cover your body, you’re gonna be extra-diligent,” Anna told the magazine. “I’ve always been pretty diligent. Just that, there’s just a little extra motivation of, “Hmmm, teeny white shorts and a bikini top? I think I will go to Pilates this morning.”

Anna, who also says she loves to box, admits to crash dieting at times but didn’t care to expose her methods to Health readers. “I feel it would be slightly irresponsible for me to discuss my crash-dieting methods,” she says. ” You do what any normal person does when you realize you’re going to be on camera naked. But it doesn’t make me particularly pleasant to be around.”

The actress is open about everything, including how she hopes to have kids someday and prefers to have “company” in the bathtub. (Sorry, gals, she’s married.)

But if you’re wondering what else Anna likes to do in her free-time, she advocates hot yoga, the Bar Method, and just enjoying life. “As I get older, I’m learning to balance that stuff better,” she says. “Not focus on one thing at the expense of everything else. Sometimes it’s like, walk away from the elliptical machine. Go sit outside. Do something relaxing. Because you’ll be in a better mood.”

Other things that put Anna in a good mood: Her wedding rings, GT’s Gingerberry Kombucha, her dogs and The West Wing, which she’s mildly obsessed with, saying, “I re-watch—and when I say the entire series, I literally mean the entire series of—The West Wing every year. I’m sort of secretly stalking Aaron Sorkin. I’m obsessed with his work. I think he’s a genius.”

If True Blood ever goes off air (which I certainly am not hoping for), Anna and Aaron would be a great pairing for a super sexy series. And Anna can even wear some more clothes, if she’d like.

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