I’m neither a big TV watcher nor very up-to-date on matters of popular culture. We don’t have cable and our TV can’t even receive the free broadcast channels. But about once or twice a week, Tawn and I will watch an episode we’ve purchased from the iTunes store of True Blood, the HBO series about vampires living amongst humans in a small town in Louisiana.
Our friend Ken first suggested the series to us and we’re hooked. I’m not sure why I find it so compelling – the cliffhangers at the end of each episode are a bit melodramatic – but there’s just something about the idea of vampires finally “coming out of the coffin” and living among human society that is interesting to me.
I also really enjoy Anna Paquin’s acting. She’s a marvelous screen presence. Since the first episode, I’ve wondered whether anyone else notices the resemblance between her and Holly Hunter, whose daughter she played in the 1993 film The Piano by Jane Campion. Paquin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in that film.
What do you think? Is there a resemblance between Paquin (left) and Hunter (right) or am I the only one seeing it? Or has this already been widely discussed in People Magazine and I’m just completely out of the loop?
True Blood rocks! I sorta see the resemblance. I would buy them being related in some story or something.
One is the older version of the other? I enjoyed The Piano.
@CurryPuffy – That’s what it looks like to me.
I don’t have a clue who those actresses are nor have I heard of that vampire show. I think I’ll go back to my cave.
They look like dopplegangers in those photos, but I never thought they did prior to seeing a side-by-side photos. Interesting. How did you come upon this curiosity? :o)
is the show really good ? I didnt watch it.
i’ve seen the show, i prefer twilight.. but i’ll watch true blood if i catch it on tv, i dont see any similarities between the actresses besides the fact that they’re blond. but that’s just my opinion. sometimes ill think people look really similar and no one else can see what im seeing. so its all about ur perspective.
@ElusiveWords – Caveman Matt… grrr… =D@vsan79 – I really enjoy it. It is interestingly written, the characters have a lot of layers, and the atmosphere is well developed.@kenpcho – When I first saw the show, I thought that Paquin, with her Bayou accent, reminded me a lot of Holly Hunter in “Broadcast News”, a film from the 80s. Then I remembered that they had worked together playing mother and daughter in “The Piano”.@Roadlesstaken – @CurryPuffy – @decembriel – So it isn’t just me, then? They do bear a resemblance to one another.
Don’t tell me you watch true blood
Apart from the blonde hair, I don’t think they look that much alike.
Never seen the show.
Kinda does, doesn’t she? Probably why I’ve always found them attractive in the same, “You could see her at a supermarket” variety. Okay, not teenage “The Piano” Anna – that would be creepy.
Whoa, there is definitely a resemblance! I had never noticed that before. By the way, Tawn has a doppleganger running around DC!
Maybe an older version… if you force a resemblance.
I think there is a resemblance, as well. The Piano was a great movie…need to watch it again one of these days…when the DVD player comes. I don’t know if your readers catch trends from my responses to your comments. That would be interesting, wouldn’t it?
I think they resemble each other closely enough so that if they had to play the same character at two different ages, it would work well. She’s one of the actresses I know will pull off a good performance when I see her cast.
They resemble each other quite nicely in the two pictures you posted. I don’t watch True Blood but I saw the opening credits of it once. The song is so badass! Gotta love that southern charm.
@MAXPAYNE4664 – Yeah, the song is really catchy. In fact, the soundtrack in general is quite good.@arenadi – @Dezinerdreams – @Gunner_Poole – @gweirdo – @Chatamanda – I find it interesting that some people see a similarity and others don’t.@jandsschultz – You mean about you and Dad just getting a DVD player finally? Well, you’ve never been at the cutting edge of the latest technology!@TheCheshireGrins – Tawn has a doppleganger running around DC? Oh, get a picture, please!@Wangium – I do.@yang1815 – Perhaps you would enjoy it. Better than Orange County Choppers. LOL
I’ll see what I can do 🙂
We tend to mimic people we admire – either in dress, speech, mannerisms or hair styles. I’m guessing Holly Hunter made an impression on the young Anna…
@murisopsis – I got to wondering whether they stay in touch. I’m sure as a young actress that Paquin might appreciate the advice and experience of Hunter.
@christao408 – Nevah!!!Do you see a resemblance between Brad Pitt and Robert Redford?
@yang1815 – Some resemblance but I think it is more in the features of their faces. The shape of the face itself isn’t the same.
I absolutely agree with you. I was just googling to see if anyone else thought that too and came across this page. I can’t believe other people don’t see it. They even sound the same!!
@toots – I’m glad someone else sees the resemblance! Thanks for stopping by.
I think Paquin not only looks like Hunter but sounds like her (as Sookie) as well. I was Googling them and found you.
@Kalix17 – I’m glad to know I’m not only in seeing the resemblance. Thanks for stopping by.
@christao408 – The feeling is mutual. I hope they get to play mother and daughter again sometime. I didn’t realize (at the time) what great casting that was in “The Piano.”
She absolutely resembles Holly Hunter!!
Just watched American Underdog and kept thinking Paquin is Hunter’s younger doppelganger
Definitely! And she even sounds like Hunter with the southern accent. I wish they’d work together again.