Anna Paquin and husband/ "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer are expecting their first child together, and while the news is joyous for the pair, a baby doesn't quite fit in with Sookie Stackhouse's (played by Anna) storyline.
Consequently, "True Blood" creator Alan Ball says the show will work around Anna's baby bump, using age-old on screen camera tricks.
"So, in the last few episodes, Sookie's holding a big purse in front of her at all times," Alan told Access Hollywood with a laugh, at the "True Blood" Season 5 premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "I actually heard from the costume designer about midway through the season, she went, 'Sookie can't wear a Merlotte's T-shirt anymore.' And I went, 'Well, it's a good thing Sookie isn't really at Merlotte's anymore, she's basically trying to save the world.'
"So, we'll put her in loose-fitting, save the world outfits," he added.
Anna, who was also on hand for the premiere at the Cinerama Dome, said she's feeling healthy and energetic as a new mom-to-be.
"I'm great, thank you," she told Access.
The 29-year-old actress also agreed a baby isn't in the cards for Sookie right now, saying, "At this point, [Sookie] doesn't have a boyfriend on the show."
"True Blood" Season 5 premieres on Sunday, June 10 at 9 PM on HBO.
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