Unfortunately it’s a familiar story – after Anna Paquin attended the premiere for The Good Dinosaur in a pretty floral-themed dress that wasn’t skintight, speculation began about whether or not she could be pregnant.
The 33-year-old Oscar winner wore a beautiful black dress with a full skirt to the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday.
Trolls started aiming insults at the True Blood star about her weight and thankfully, Panquin told them where to go - shutting them all down with a couple of well-worded tweets.
Sharing a photo of herself with her husband, fellow True Blood actor Stephen Moyer, 46, the actress said: “Fun fact: Wearing a dress that is not skintight=Pregnant/invites people 2 call u fat. I'm neither so thanks 4 that.”
Her comment was liked and shared hundreds of times with other users lending words of support.
Paquin went on to shame the trolls for what they are; people hiding behind computers passing judgement.
“Dear mother nature, people who bravely hide behind computers and pass judgement have informed me my pale skin and dark hair=old/ugly/harsh,” she wrote.
The actress went onto clarify that she wasn’t looking for compliments - but was appreciative of the love and support she received from fans nonetheless.
sorry if this feels like blatant compliment fishing, really not my intention but do appreciate the love xo— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) November 18, 2015
Paquin has spoken about the pressure on female body shape in the past.
“Its one of those things that’s instilled in you, that it’d be really unfortunate for you to not fit the sample size. I think that’s a shame,” she told Shape magazine in June 2010.
“If you’re not in shape and you don’t look a certain way you might not get the parts you want.
“If the character is written as hot and fit, yeah, of course you feel some pressure to make sure you look that way, whether that’s right or wrong.
“I wish it wasn’t an aspect of the job, but I’d be lying if I said it isn’t something I think about,” she said.
Anna, we salute you.