Anna Paquin has spoken out about the misconceptions surrounding her sexuality.

The True Blood actress - who announced she was bisexual during a public service announcement in 2010 - made a point about some people using the label to cover up being gay.

The Kiwi star told the new issue of Zooey magazine: "I'm sure for some people saying they're bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they're gay."

However the 29-year-old - who plays Sookie Stackhouse in the series - stated that using the term actually means more than being undecided for her.


"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."

Anna is currently expecting her first child with her husband and co-star Stephen Moyer.

The actor - who plays vampire Bill Compton on the show - has two children from a previous marriage.

- Bang! Showbiz