Anna Paquin shot a scene as the character Rogue for the upcoming X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, (lol wtf is that title) — but unfortunately, no one’s going to see it. At least, not in theaters. Director Bryan Singer hopes it will show up on DVD. Here’s why her scene — her one and only scene — got cut. As Singer told Entertainment Weekly,
Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.
She [Paquin] did a fantastic job. She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat.
She completely understood [about the cut]. It’s very disappointing, but she’s very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve.
Bummer for her. And for fans? Will you guys miss her? I guess one bright side is she won’t have to promote the film and can spend more time with her twin babies.
Here are some supercute pics of her and husband Stephen Moyer (BIEEEELL) from earlier this month. They made my heart melt. Enjoy.
December 23, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
The True Blood twins have arrived.
“We can confirm that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently welcomed their twins into the world,” reps for the actors tell PEOPLE exclusively.
“The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed.”
Wow. That seems like the shortest gestation period ever, right? We found out that Anna was pregnant back in April, and shortly after, found out that she was having twins, and wow. That time in between sure flew, huh? I just hope that everyone’s really OK, because while twins sometimes do come early, it sounds like these little ones came more than just “a few weeks.” Do the math—even if Anna was two months pregnant when she announced her pregnancy (which may even be a stretch, because women who become pregnant with twins often show pretty early on and when she made her announcement, there was hardly a bulge, let alone a bump, in sight), that’d make her only seven or so months pregnant.
Or hell, even throw all the math out the window, because I f-cking count on my fingers anyway, let’s take a look at the most recent photo we have of Anna—which is that picture, up at the top of this post. This photo was only taken two weeks ago. And if you’ve ever seen a lady carrying twins, she’s often way, way huge.
Them’s be tiny babies—cute babies, but tiny babies, nonetheless!
Congratulations, guys! I think you’ll make a great mama, Anna!
September 12, 2012 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Oh my goodness, how adorable is a pregnant Anna Paquin? Holy God.
If you guys didn’t already know, Anna‘s pregnant with two fetuses, and I have no doubts that those two fetuses will be just as adorable as Anna herself (even though some of you don’t exactly share my sentiments about how adorable Anna actually is).
I’m just going to leave these photos here with you guys, because I don’t know about where you’re at, but we’re getting some pretty kick-ass storms that have been regularly knocking out my internet service, and I want to get this bad boy up before I lose another three hours of access.
Anna Paquin baby bump, whee!
August 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Sarah
I know that’s not really new news, because we’ve known that Anna‘s having twins for a few weeks now, but damn. Look at that bump! She just announced her pregnancy back in April, and I realize that she’s having twins, so she’s going to have a much larger bump than, say, someone who was only baking one baby pie in there, but how far along is she already? Wow.
One way or the other, she sure looks gorgeous.
July 15, 2012 at 10:00 am by Sarah
First, though, let me tear this magazine cover apart, because what the f-ck happened to Anna Paquin‘s face? Her eyes are normally a little close together as it is, but it looks like Fashion positively Photoshopped her features onto an entirely different head. What the hell is that all about? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Stare at the space between her eyes for a second—the rest of her face will spread out before your very eyes. I don’t know if they did it in an attempt to contour girlfriend’s face, but this—THIS!—is what she looks like on a normal day:
Anyway, here’s an excerpt from an interview she did with Canada’s Fashion magazine (crafty title, that), where she talks about character inspiration, being married to Stephen Moyer, and—of course—fashion:
“I’m not a ballgown kind of girl. I don’t think the red carpet is my prom. I prefer edgier cuts and darker designs because they suit me. I’ve learned how to dress for my shape, and I have to be able to sit, stand, walk properly and shake hands in an outfit without feeling confined. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what looks good for my body for fittings, and I’ve taken notes. I’m 5’4? and change! I know I will never be like Gisele [Bundchen], and I also know I will never be a hipless, assless supermodel.”
On her ‘True Blood’ role as Sookie Stackhouse:
“There have always been aspects of her that I connect to, empathize with and understand – that’s the only way I can approach my job. You have to find a common ground with any character. I spend a lot of time with scripts, looking for my truth.”
On being married to Stephen Moyer:
“Work does come up pretty frequently, because that is how we spend most of our year. Aside from trying to spend no more than two or three weeks apart, I’ve never been one for rules in a relationship. I don’t have any guidelines on how much shop talk we have at home.”
And for those of you out there who say you have no opinion on Anna Paquin—how could you not? She’s so neat!
May 11, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Have I mentioned lately how I kind of love Anna Paquin? Because I do, honestly, I do. Ever since she was in the most obscure, most random film in the world, Darkness (show of hands if you’ve seen it; it’s way creepy), I’ve been a huge fan, and YES I KNOW that she’s been in a whole crap-ton of other things that I should admire her for, and I do, but Darkness really made me listen up.
Anna on maintaining mystery about herself:
I don’t know about that. There isn’t a lot of unchartered territory that hasn’t been covered or reported on or noted or observed. … [I'm private] not in some weird recluse way. I think it’s important to have things that are just for you and people that are closest to you. Some people share absolutely everything, but then what do you have left that’s yours? It diminishes what’s really special in your life.
And on “outing” herself for the Give a Damn PSA, and whether or not she regretted it:
Absolutely not. I think it’s a really minor biographical detail. If you’re going to talk about some cause in a way that’s meaningful, you should identify why it means something to you. … 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.
Now, a few of you guys posted that you were kind of indifferent on sweet Anna here, and that? Well I just don’t understand that noise. She’s cute, compelling, talented, not at all a cookie-cutter version of modern Hollywood actress, and she’s got a damn brain in her head that she frequently uses for the betterment of humanity. Really, what’s not to like? That she plays a television character by the name of Sookie Stackhouse? Because guys, I think some things can be gotten over if we really, really give it the team effort.
I LOVE YOU ANNA.
Image courtesy of Zooey Magazine