Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood. Sookie is a bartender at a local bar in Bon Temps, Louisiana, Merlotte's. Sookie has telepathic powers and ends up falling for a vampire, Bill, who enters her bar.
She also must deal with her late grandmother, as well as her aloof - though well-intentioned - brother, Jason. Sookie is also desired by Sheriff Eric Northman and, against her wishes, sometimes has fantasies about him.
Bill: Vampires often turn on those who trust them you know. We don't have human values like you.
Sookie: Well, humans turn on those who trust them too
Grandma [about people charging vampires for sex]: Wonder how much one would charge for something like that?
Jason: A thousand bucks.
Sookie: See, now that just makes me sick.
Grandma: I know. What kind of cheap woman could ever do something like that?
Sookie: No it makes me sick that they're getting a thousand bucks to lay there and do nothing while I bust my ass for ten bucks an hour plus tips