Stephen Moyer thinks about food during his sex scenes.

The British actor - who got engaged to his 'True Blood' co-star Anna Paquin last summer -doesn't worry about filming raunchy scenes for the US TV drama because he is too busy planning what he will eat afterwards.

He said: "The naked aspect is part and parcel of the show. And honestly, when I'm doing a sex scene, all I think about is the food I'm going to eat after the scene is finished.

"Everybody has to starve themselves so if they put the sex scene after lunch, it's a f***ing nightmare. Believe me, there's nothing exciting about doing those scenes."

Stephen - who plays vampire Bill Compton opposite Anna, 28, as Sookie Stackhouse - also claims he wasn't worried about meeting Anna's mother, Mary, even though she had seen his and Anna's naked sex scenes.

He said: "Was it weird that Anna's mum had obviously seen a lot of me before we met? Well, I don't know. I didn't ask Mary that."

The 40-year-old actor was quick to praise his future mother-in-law calling her "evolved".

He added to the New Zealand Herald newspaper: "But you need to realise that she's a very spunky, very modern, evolved woman. She's very aware of what it is that we do and what it is that Anna does.

"Remember, she was with Anna was she was 14 or 15 and doing all those provocative movies like 'Hurly Burly' and '25th Hour'."