Stephen Moyer finds it hard watching his fiance talk about love on TV.

The 'True Blood' actor - who plays vampire Bill Compton in the television series - is engaged to his co-star Anna Paquin, and admits he finds it harder watching her discuss love with their co-star Alexander Skarsgard, who plays vampire, Eric, than acting out sexy scenes.

He said: "It could be a spoken scene, which is far more intimate than a physical love-making scene, and that's sometimes tough to watch - just as it is for me to watch Anna do it with anybody else.

"But there's an understanding that we are doing our job. We both get to read The Script, so we get to talk about it before we attack those scenes."

Stephen, 40, also admits he feels lucky to be able to look at his partner's intimate scenes through the eyes of an actor, as he knows how it feels to be in the same position.

He added: "I think it must be incredibly difficult for couples where one partner isn't an actor. They really don't get you looking in someone else's eyes and saying, 'I love you', or having sex or, even worse, being incredibly intimate."