'True Blood' Stars: What Makes Vampires So Sexy?

Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten and Rutina Wesley at the 'True Blood' Season 2 premiere in LA (June 9, 2009) Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten and Rutina Wesley at the 'True Blood' Season 2 premiere in LA (June 9, 2009)

Move over plastic surgery and tweeny boppers – the undead is all the rage in Hollywood right now.

With the success of the “Twilight” saga and HBO’s “True Blood,” which returns for Season 2 on June 14, vampires, in particular, are everywhere – and they’re hotter than ever!

AccessHollywood.com hit the premiere of “True Blood” Season 2 in Hollywood on Tuesday to ask the stars of the show: What is it about vampires that’s so darn sexy right now?

“I have no idea! We were doing our show and I guess there was a bunch of other vampire stuff happening at the same time, but you don’t really know that until it all comes out. I just thought we were doing this really unique, interesting, cool, quirky, sexy, crazy, scary show. But you know, who knows why things take off?!” – Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse on the show

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“You know, we’re in the middle of an economic depression and I think there is something really wonderful about truly escaping and questioning other worldly aspects and sort of coming out of the rooted uncomfortableness that is happening in this country right now.” – Michelle Forbes, who plays the mysterious Maryann on “True Blood”

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“They’re sexy, they’re dangerous. They are completely fictional so you can have a lot of violence being taken by fantasy without it really being remotely real. I think it all comes down to they’re sexy. They’re hot. Vampires are hot, you know? What can I say?” – “True Blood” executive producer Allan Ball

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“This is what I’ve been saying, but Albert Einstein said that the most beautiful thing that we can experience is the mysterious, and for many people vampires represent the absolute epitome of mystery.” - Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason Stackhouse

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“Well, the biting thing is pretty interesting. So is blood. I think there is a real sexual quality to that, that maybe we have some trouble admitting to…but I’ll say it.” – Deborah Ann Woll, who plays new vampire Jessica

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“Because they’ve always been hot! And people love the mystery of vampires. People want to get bitten, you know? They say they want to get bitten, but I bet you if the vampires were actually walking around right now, it would be more like it is in Bon Temps, people would be like ‘what the heck is going on?’ You know? I don’t think if a vampire approached me I would actually be like ‘Yeah, bite me.’ I think I’d be like, ‘Nevermind, I’m scared.’ Because you could die, you know? It’s like serious business. But they’re sexy, and they’re supposed to be good in bed so I think that’s probably what it is.” – Rutina Wesley, who plays Sookie’s BFF Tara

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“I don’t know what that is, except that it is legitimate fantasy. I mean , I’m mystified — they kill people!” — William Sanderson, who plays Sheriff Bud Dearborne

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“It’s the great undying love story, no pun intended. Its romantic, it’s scary, there is an element of protection if you’re a women. You’ve got this man who can protect you. I don’t know, I just think that people are really drawn to the romance of it.” – Merlotte’s bartender Arlene, aka actress Carrie Preston

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“I think there is something sexy about them and the whole mystery of what is it like to live for long periods of time. I mean, I guess you kind of cast worrying aside because what is there to worry about, you know? So I think that’s sort of why. They’re sexy, mysterious…I don’t know if I would want to drink blood all the time, and I think I would really miss food, I am a big foodie so… that would be the hard part, but I would take the other stuff.” – Valerie Cruz, who plays Isabel, who Cruz describes as a new “fabulous, 600-year-old vampire” in Season 2

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“I remember when I was young I was really into vampires — I liked to pretend that I was a vampire. But then, it was Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and those guys doing it. And it seems like the myths get mixed. I saw that movie ‘Twilight’ and it seems like we share a lot of the same kind of vampire mythology. And I have heard there is another show on another network about vampires and it kind of borrows people dating vampires and that sort of thing. So maybe that’s what people wish they could do in real life.” – Jim Parrack, who plays Hoyt

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“It’s like that UK Subs song, that punk rock song form the 70’s, ‘Sex and Violence.’ There you have it.” – Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Bon Temps vampire Eric

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