Ryan Kwanten Talks About His Role as Jason Stackhouse

September 2, 2009 by  

jason-stackhouse-true-blood-hboRyan Kwanten, who portrays Jason Stackhouse on True Blood, spent most of season one with his clothes off.  Ryan has no issues with exposing his body on screen.  He says:

“I feel like it’s something Jason, my character, would actually do. I never feel like I’m putting myself out on a wire, because the writing is always so good as well. And most of the time the actresses are more nervous than me anyway.”

The 32-year-old Australian actor tries to stay in good physical condition for the show.  Ryan says:

“I just try and cater the body to the role, obviously Jason is someone who looks after himself. He’s very vain. He’s aware of his looks, so it’s important that I stay on top of it but I also just enjoy fitness in general.”

Ryan was a star on the Australian soap Home and Away before taking on the role of Sookie Stackhouse’s brother.  Ryan says most fans are surprised that he is Australian.  He says:

“It’s a nice compliment to get even American people or people from the South coming up and saying where in the South am I from, and then when I actually talk they think I’m putting this accent on.”

Though season two of True Blood is coming to a close for fans in the U.S., the season does not begin until September 15th in Australia.  The Australian fans may be disappointed to find out that Jason Stackhouse remains clothed for most of season two.

Source: dailytelegraph.com.au

Photo credit:  HBO Inc.