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Grant Bowler: I Hang With 'True Blood' Friends All The Time!

Grant Bowler: I Hang With 'True Blood' Friends All The Time!

True Blood actor Grant Bowler opens up to Da Man magazine in the publication’s newest issue.

Here’s what the 42-year-old actor had to share:

On playing Coot, the biker werewolf: “Coot is a redneck biker werewolf, who is the leader (alpha male) of a particularly nasty bunch of werewolves. To get into Coot, I let go of all of the niceties of being a civilized man, and do whatever feels good, in an id-driven way.”

On starting his career in a Shakespeare company: “Starting out a career in a Shakespeare Company was the best grounding I could have wished for. I fell in love with the classics, with touring and with performing in repertory. Doing three different plays in the space of 36 hours is a challenge I’d love to take on again at some point in my career … now to find the time!”

On making new friends from True Blood: “My favorite cast-mates have been Steve Moyer, Anna Paquin, Brit Morgan, Dennis O’Hare and Joe Manganiello. I hang with them all the time.”

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  • Liz

    It’s a really nice group of actors they have on that show, and you can feel it watching it.

  • Nic

    So true, amazing cast, all have great chemistry, and this was a nice read, thanks Jared.

  • G

    Aww, he doesn’t hang with Skarsgard. Oh that’s right, ASkars is always with his stage 5 clinger.

  • Oliver

    Shocking! Accidents that have terrified the world! Some escape with life, others not

  • Di

    Glad to hear about Anna and Stephen hangin’ with their castmates friend.
    Nice to see how Joe Manganiello and the new members of the show fit so well in this group.

    Great pics, thanks Jared.

  • Laily

    @G: You stupid bint he never had any scenes with Alex.

  • DoubleDouble

    @G: Or, it could be because he never did any stuff on the show with Skarsgard? Notice he also didn’t mention Rutina or Ryan or Nelsan, other people he never worked with?

    Stop being pathetic and predictable.

  • Richard Wheeler

    love the t shirt !

  • robi

    He’s so sexy, I love him on TB!
    I can’t wait to see him in The Killer Elite with my other favs Clive O and Jason S. All that hotness in one film. *yummy*

  • Fresh idea!!

    Why does every post on JJ about True Blood have to come down to finding a way to bash Alex??? I’m sure if Grant actually had to work with Alex he would like him just fine. Everyone els who works with Alex loves him. I have an idea, seeing that this post is about Grant Bowler why don’t we talk about him.

  • SARA

    love grant’s character coot, nice to know they get along so well!

  • kath

    nice to see another aussie conquering hollywood. didnt know he’d left our shores tho!

  • velcrodots

    I love him in True Blood, but Grant will always Wolfgang West to me, ahhh :)

  • velcrodots

    @ Kath, he’s only half Aussie, we have to share him!

  • daisy

    He isn’t australian, he is a new zealander.

  • rock n roll queen

    i really like him in tb coot is kinda funny as his name ps he doesnt hang out with alex probably because he doesnt have scenes with him n didnt have the chance to know him alex hungs out with most people he has scenes with stephen moyer allan hyde(godric)kristin bauer van straten evan rachel wood he even helped allan n kristin with swedish

  • Raichill

    We West Aucklanders miss Grant being Wolfgang West in ‘Outrageous Fortune’ here in NZ. I hope Grant was able to get back to NZ and make an appearance in the final series.

  • Raichill


    Yep, Grant was born in NZ but moved to Aussie when he was young. He’s a Kiwi!

  • Ernestine

    It’s a really nice group of actors they have on that show, and you can feel it watching it.