True Blood Wedding Going to the Dogs

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer


updated 09/24/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 09/24/2009 AT 10:40 AM ET

Sure, vampires and weredogs have never gotten along in Bon Temps, La., the fictional setting of HBO’s hit series True Blood, but when Stephen Moyer marries Anna Paquin, those of the furry kind will be well-represented in the wedding party.

“Splash, my alpha, will be the ringbearer,” Moyer said at the L.A. Dogworks and Good Dog Animal Rescue fund raiser on Wednesday. “My son [Billy, born in 2000] might be unhappy about that.”

But Splash, a 10-year-old border collie Moyer calls “a grumpy little sod,” won’t have to worry about getting fitted for a tux quite yet. Moyer, 39, and Paquin, 27 – who spent nearly the entire event holding hands – haven’t set a date yet.

“We haven t planned anything,” Moyer said. “People say, ‘You are engaged to be married,’ and I m like, ‘Really? I thought we were just engaged.’ ”

At least there’s an engagement ring. Moyer’s friend Cathy Waterman, a California jewelry designer popular among celebrities, created Paquin’s ring, which includes what Moyer described as a dark-colored “rustic diamond.”

For now, Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton, and Paquin, who plays Bill’s telepathic girlfriend Sookie Stackhouse, would rather think about Halloween details than wedding details.

“Funny enough, a friend of ours wants to go as me. He s about that big [waist high],” he said. “And we were talking about taking my daughter [Lila, born in 2002] as Sookie, but then we thought that would be really bad. Ha.”


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