While dating in the workplace is frowned upon in the real world, celebrities routinely hook up with their co-stars to sometimes happy, sometimes disastrous, but always attention-getting results. (Sophia Bush and ex-hubby Chad Michael Murray starring on One Tree Hill, anyone?)
For True Blood co-stars Stephen Moyer, 40, and Anna Paquin, 27, the result may just be an ending fit for a fairytale.
The couple, who began dating in 2008, announced their engagement last August, and remain blissfully in love.
“We met during the show,” he tells me during Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Males Awards held last week in NYC. “Because the crew, the cameramen, the actors and everyone grew up watching us, they’ve seen every single move I’ve ever made on her.”
Were Stephen and Anna hesitant that they were courting disaster?
“It’s quite fun when it’s not rolling,” he says. “It is so lovely. I’ve got nothing bad to say about it. I can imagine why it would be. Certainly, to begin with, when we got together, we were really concerned that it’s ridiculous to get into a relationship when there’s a possible seven years of working together, but it’s been nothing but lovely, so I hope it carries on as thus.”
When it comes to wedding planning, the English actor is hands-off.
“I wouldn’t know because I haven’t done any yet,” he laughs.
One mystery still boggles his mind when it comes to women.
“Why they can’t get ready quicker,” he says, adding that he himself would like to learn how to get ready quicker, and maybe Cosmopolitan can help.
Pick up the OK! on newsstands now to find out more about Stephen and Anna’s relationship. The cover line is “Dancing With The Stars Showdown.”