Ryan Kwanten: Fangbanger’s Bro
Here’s what the 33-year-old Aussie actor tells writer T. Cole Rachel:
On knowing a thing or two about jobs requiring shirtlessness before True Blood: “People back home knew me because I’d done a soap opera there for a few years. After that job ended, I came to the States for what was supposed to be a five-day holiday. I basically never left.”
On his character Jason Stackhouse being so far removed from his own personality: “I’m a pretty down-to-earth, private kind of guy. And this character is so impulsive, so lacking of any forethought or any kind of willpower. It’s great to be constantly required to throw all caution to the wind and play someone so wild.”
On season 3 of True Blood having lots of surprises: “They never rest on their laurels when it comes to figuring out new ways to shock people. (laughs) Every time we get a new script we all just sort of sit around in awe. It’s like, Are we really going to make this? Honestly, I’m just as shocked and surprised as everyone else who watches the show.”
FYI: Ryan is wearing a shirt and pants, both by Salvatore Ferragamo.