Anna Paquin of "True Blood" fame is an actress who is taking steps to be more in control in the future. This winner of the 1993 Academy Award Best Supporting Actress as a young actress starred and produced the movie "Free Ride" in 2013 and in 2014 is producing the short movie, "Civiliannaire Boys Club".
In addition to these two movies she has another movie in development called "The Pink Hotel" in which she is the producer, director and writer. This is from an actress who is a star on one of the most popular shows on television, "True Blood". Why would an actress such as Anna Paquin at such a young age and at high point in her career take such a direction?
The reason that Anna might be moving in this direction could be the news that her part as Rogue in the popular movie series X-Men had been reduced significantly and thus she would receive very little screen time. This became public information on December 20, 2013 but it is very likely that she learned of this news much earlier or had a feeling that it would occur. Instead of complaining Anna Paquin seems to have done the next best thing which is to take the steps to learn the movie making process and engage in it.
Anna Paquin's recent career moves suggest that she is preparing to evolve from being solely an actress in front of the camera to a role in which she can control of her projects either the star, the writer, the producer and director of her movies.
Anna Paquin over the past year has starred in a top ranked television series and a big budget movie, "Straight A's" and also produced and starred in a film, "Free Ride". In 2014 her focus seems to be on her television series and her short film. In 2015 she has only project in the works and that is her own project.
In life, one can either complain when things don't go your way or you can set out and change them. Anna Paquin is someone who gives the impression that she is going to ensure that her acting performances will not find the cutting room floor in the future.