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Ryan Kwanten: I Like Villains of the Superhero World!

Ryan Kwanten: I Like Villains of the Superhero World!

Ryan Kwanten holds up a JJ Coaster at Comic-Con 2011, held earlier in the month in San Diego, Calif.

Here’s what the 34-year-old True Blood actor had to share with

JJ: You’re becoming a jaguar, aren’t you? Reveal it to!

RK: [laughs] I don’t think Jason has the power to handle any kind of animalistic virtues that are bestowed upon him. He has a hard enough trouble being a human, let alone putting an animal into the mix.

JJ: You have so many films coming out!

RK: I can’t even believe it – I’ve been fooling people into hiring me!

JJ: How amazing has that been?

RK: Well you look at the 98% of actors that are out of work, and out of that 2%, only 1% of them are getting paid, so I just look at myself as being so unbelievably blessed. I’ve been trying to stay in somewhat in hiding hopefully thinking that this run doesn’t end.

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JJ: What is still on your bucket list for your career? You have a book in the works, True Blood, and so many films – what’s next?

RK: Good question, I don’t know! I’m ambitious so I need to find this next thing to look for. Maybe in 5 years I’ll come back and re-answer that question.

JJ: Okay, I’ll give you time to answer that.

RK: [laughs] Five years, yes, thank you very much.

JJ: Do you see yourself doing a superhero role? You have the body for it!

RK: I really like the villains of the superhero world. I like characters that have that tortured soul mentality; quite often I feel like the heroes are so unbelievably undefeatable and no matter what force is put up against them you feel like they are going to be okay. What I like about playing a villain, I feel, there is so much more to sink your teeth into to get down and dark.

JJ: Who would you like to work with?

RK: I’ve always admired the work of Jennifer Connelly.

JJ: She’s great, she was great in Requiem for a Dream.

RK: I loved that movie, I think that’s still one of Darren Aronofsky‘s best.

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