Anna Paquin: "My Oscar? It's not the highlight of my career" | Life and style

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Bin Canada, Anna Paquin, 37, grew up in New Zealand. At the age of nine, she was chosen for the 1993 Jane Campion film and won an Oscar for her performance. Between 2008 and 2014 he starred in the HBO series True Blood with Stephen Moyer; they married in 2010, have twins and live in Los Angeles. Paquin has a role in Martin Scorsese's new film The Irishman and stars in Tell It To The Bees, which is now in theaters.

When were you happiest?
I don't think there's a single moment. Every day you wake up and your family is healthy and OK is a daily gratitude and happiness for me.

What is your biggest fear?
I don't like spiders.

What is your first memory?
I swear I remember being in my mom's pouch, and what her hair looked like from that angle, which apparently isn't possible.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
I really love the tough captain of the American football team, Megan Rapinoe. He is exceptionally hard-working and talented, and he defends what he believes in.

What is the trait that you most deplore in yourself?
I am deeply contempt of myself. I really feel a strong social anxiety.

What is the trait that you most deplore in others?
Lying.

Apart from a property, what is the most expensive thing you have bought?
My husband and I own some art, but we're not big spenders.

What makes you unhappy?
Reading a newspaper.

What don't you like about your appearance?
There are many things that I don't like, but we are that generation that doesn't focus so much on the appearance of women.

What did you want to do when you grew up?
I've already had a career as an adult.

What was the best kiss of your life?
My husband – but I've been with him for 12 years, so there's only one.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
It would be fun to go to Woodstock – there were some extraordinary musicians.

How do you relax?
I'm not very good at relaxing. I like to relax with very aggressive exercises: I do CrossFit.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
If they took less than 14 hours to fly to New Zealand, it would be great. A super-duper-fast plane would be nice.

What do you consider your greatest success?
I hope he has yet to come. My Oscar? That was a combination of Holly Hunter who was an extraordinary actress, Jane who was an extraordinary director and that I was in the right place at the right time. I had no idea what I was doing. It gave me this extraordinary life, but it's not the highlight of my career.

What keeps you up at night?
My children, because they come with me wherever I go.

What song would you like to play at your funeral?
I don't have a favorite song, but I will definitely think about it, so no one discusses it when I die.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
You have no control over anything.

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