The True Blood actress, who is reportedly expecting twins with husband and co-star Stephen Moyer, revealed that she feels like she has two different sides to her parenting style.
"I have a side that's very 'nesty', and another that thinks, 'Let's lock up the house and go away for five months'," Paquin told Redbook.
She went on to talk about her image, claiming that she has learned to accept herself for who she is.
"I'm my harshest critic... but at a certain point, you need to embrace who you are and the whole package that comes along with it," Paquin said. "For me, it was cutting myself some slack and not trying to be something that I think is perfect or ideal."
Paquin and Moyer's True Blood co-star Ryan Kwanten recently said that he thinks the pair will make great parents.
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