Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn) is a love interest for Sookie, and you know what that means on True Blood: Nudity is inevitable. How does the actor feel about stripping down for millions of viewers at home? Pretty darned good, actually!
Rob admitted to People that he was intimidated about getting naked on camera at first, but apparently the intimidation factor wore off for him pretty quickly. "After your first time it becomes really fun and incredibly freeing and empowering."
Of course, it helps that he has awesome co-stars who helped ease the transition into on-screen sexy goodness."[Anna Paquin] said, 'I've done this lots of times before, and if I'm doing it, you can do it,'" Rob explained.
Plus, apparently Stephen Moyer was also on set for Rob and Anna's first love scene, and Anna's hubby made sure things were not awkward.
Rob explained that before his first "intimate" scene with Anna, he asked Stephen if there was anything he could do to make it "easier" for the real life couple, but Stephen told him to relax. "He said, 'No, you're great, she's great, just go for it and have fun. It will be a great scene,'" Rob said. "They are so secure in their relationship."
Now, let's just see if Ben and Sookie's relationship can turn out to be anywhere near as happy and healthy as Anna and Stephen's. Somehow, in Bon Temps, we're guessing the answer is no.
Catch the next episode of True Blood on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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