June 17, 2013 10:14am PT by Rebecca Ford
'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer on the Future of Bill and Sookie (Video)
The premiere of season six of True Blood hit the ground running on Sunday night with plenty of explosive drama, bloody violence and a little sex between supernaturals.
Stephen Moyer, who stars as vampire Bill Compton on the show, not only returned as a new Bill in the episode, but also directed it.
Moyer, who is married to co-star Anna Paquin, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter just days before the premiere about the explosive first episode and what it's like to direct his wife and the mother of his young twins.
"Working with Anna is a blessing in many ways because I’ve been doing this 23 or 24 years, she’s been doing it 22 years herself, and she is just so professional on set," he tells THR.
Moyer, who married Paquin in August 2010, reveals that The Piano star has a photographic memory.
"She is so clear, and the way that Anna learns lines, for example, is not the way I learn lines," he says. "She has a photographic memory. So she can read that piece of paper in your hand, and she’ll be able to quote it back in two full reads of it."
In the season premiere of True Blood, Moyer's Bill has been reborn as a new version of himself after drinking the blood of the first vampire, Lilith. Paquin's Sookie feels that the new Bill is nothing like the Bill she once loved -- and asks him to leave her alone forever.
"Bill has changed so much," says Moyer, thinking back to the season-one Bill, a mysterious vampire who fell in love with human Sookie.
Moyer reveals that season six is very much about "identity" for many of the residents of Bon Temps, including Sookie and Bill.
"For Bill, we find out what this thing is that he's become and what it means and what it is to him," says Moyer.
For many fans, the loss of love between Bill and Sookie has always been a point of sadness. From what we've seen of season six already, it doesn't look like the two star-crossed lovers will be reuniting anytime soon, with Bill struggling to figure out what his new powers mean with a war between humans and vampires on teh horizon.
"I don't know if Bill and Sookie are ever getting back together," says Moyer. "I don't know whether that's even possible at this stage."
"I don't know if it even is what the fans want," he adds. "I think she has so many suitors around her -- it could go all sorts of ways."
True Blood airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
Watch THR's interview with Moyer above.