Ambition Leads to Success for True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten

September 10, 2010 by  

Ryan Kwanten, Jason Stackhouse, True BloodWhen he’s not taping for True Blood, he’s working on a film or a book. In USA Today, Ryan Kwanten confirms he does not worry too much about sleep. That just gets in the way of his work. But working constantly also leaves little room for a serious relationship. And Ryan knows it.

“In order to be able to give a girlfriend the amount of time she deserves, you would need time… and I just can’t give her that… So rather than being selfish or stupid enough to go into a relationship, it’s just been easier to be single.”

The season 3 finale of True Blood will air this Sunday. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, an animated flick in which Ryan is the voice behind one of the characters, will be released later in September. His film Griff the Invisible is going to the Toronto Film Festival, he has the lead in the Australian film Red Hill, and he’s set to join Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage in Knights of Badassdom.

Sounds like a busy schedule for a guy who came to L.A. on a 3-day ticket. Eight years later, Ryan‘s still working and with no end in sight.

Ryan takes his acting seriously and considers it an art form. So it’s crucial that his best-known character Jason Stackhouse isn’t 2-dimensional.

“I never set out to ‘play dumb.’ It’s always my goal to give him innocence and vulnerability… He’s almost, in a bizarre sense, our connection – the human connection – to this kind of bizarre world. So it’s important he remain somewhat subjective to it all.”

No hints from Ryan or Lindsay Pulsipher about Sunday’s finale. We’ll have to watch to find out. As if we wouldn’t. But it’s great to know we have many other ways to see Ryan Kwanten at work.

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(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)