updated 06/16/2010 AT 4:15 PM ET
•originally published 06/17/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
If Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin’s pals are stumped on what to get the engaged duo as a wedding gift, perhaps they should consider an investment in Skype.
“I wish I had bought shares in Skype, because we Skyped every night for three or four hours,” Moyer, 40, tells Playboy in its July issue, of being in a long distance relationship with Paquin, 27, during True Blood’s first season. “I felt as though part of me had been removed when Anna and I were apart.”
Video chatting may have helped Moyer and Paquin’s relationship survive the test of distance, but it was being honest from the very beginning that solidified things for the couple.