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Anna Paquin struggling with health issues

Anna Paquin is battling health issues credit:Bang Showbiz
Anna Paquin is battling health issues credit:Bang Showbiz

Anna Paquin is battling undisclosed health issues which have left her with mobility problems and troubles with her speech.

The 'True Blood' star made an appearance at the premiere of her new film 'A Bit of Light' in New York City on Wednesday (03.04.24) and was seen walking the red carpet with a cane alongside her actor/director husband Stephen Moyer - and she admitted she's had a "difficult" time over the last two years.

She told PEOPLE: "It hasn't been easy."

Anna has not disclosed the nature of her health condition, but a source told the outlet she is hoping to bounce back. The insider said: "[Anna] will hopefully make a full recovery."

However, despite the issues Anna declared she feels grateful to still be working after starting her career as a child star in 'The Piano' which earned her an Oscar nomination at the age of 11.

She told PEOPLE: "My first love was independent filmmaking,. That's how I entered the film industry. I was working with people who were all about telling stories and telling them with integrity and truth."

In her new film - which is directed by Moyer - Anna plays an alcoholic mother who loses custody of her children. She said of the role: "Not everyone ends up having the journey with motherhood that they have hoped or had planned.

"We're all flawed and imperfect, and [my character] Ella is kind of on some level repeating some sort of familial patterns as far as stuffing feelings down.

"It's very relatable because there's so many ways that people can get in their own way, or sort of learn to cope with trauma."

Anna and Stephen met during a screen test for their TV show 'True Blood' and he previously revealed he knew she was the one after just a couple of days working together.

During an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live', Stephen explained: " We were both single at the time, and there was just this kind of spark.

"[Then] I didn’t see her for three months, and she had gone from having dark hair to this beautiful blond, and I had gone from being blond to this dark vampire.

"By day three or four - oh, this is going to sound so syrupy - but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. It was within seconds, really, and it just became a thing."