Never has Larry King seemed more like an old, out of touch fart than when he sat down for an interview with “True Blood”‘s Anna Paquin and couldn’t quite understand how she could be married to a man but consider herself a bisexual.
“Are you a non-practicing bisexual?” King asked Paquin, as if being bi is a hobby rather than sexual identity.
“Well, I am married to my husband,” Paquin replied, referring to her “True Blood” costar and the father of her twins. “And we are happily, monogamously married.”
“But you were bisexual?” King continued.
“Well, I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing,” Paquin said. The actress came out as bisexual in 2010 and has since been very open about being a bi woman married to a man.
“No?” said King doubtfully.
Paquin, bless her, patiently explained, “Are you still straight if you are with somebody [and] if you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.”
What a perfect way of explaining what should be obvious. Your partner does not define your sexuality, which is why Larry King didn’t cease to be straight when he was in between marriages, just as Anna Paquin is still bisexual, even though she is not currently with a woman. Kudos to her for having the poise and patience to explain it. [Raw Story]