True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Gets an Extreme Makeover for His New ‘Vikings’ Role
September 15, 2013 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Kwanten Will Play the Role of a Christian Monk in Northmen – A Viking Saga:
Recently we announced that Ryan Kwanten (who plays Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) will join the cast of Northman – A Viking Saga. There was no news, at the time, of which role he would be playing in this latest movie of his, yet many people were wondering if he would in fact be a Viking. Well, since he arrived at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) premieres for his latest movies, The Right Kind of Wrong and Mystery Road, sporting a shaved head, there are now reports that he will be playing the part of a Christian monk! There is no official confirmation on this though, with IMDb.com still not listing the name of his character in the Viking movie.
And with True Blood finishing up with Season 7 in 2014, Ryan told the Toronto Sun, during the Toronto International Film Festival, that he is very lucky to be employed in a career where 99% of actors are unemployed or struggling. He also had this to say about being an actor:
In terms of being an artist and being able to express myself physically and emotionally, I think it’s such a real liberation. In a weird way actors are these eternal kids. We get paid to play out this innocence, and our emotions. And quite often in ways we wish we could in real life.
It’s a great thing that a talent such as Ryan Kwanten is still in the limelight and with so many movies of his coming up in the near future, I don’t think we have to worry about that light dimming just because True Blood is coming to a close!
Why don’t you check out Ryan’s latest do by clicking here and letting us know what you think in the comments below!
Sources: Zimbio.com – Really Upsetting: Ryan Kwanten Shaved His Head and Beard
Toronto Sun – ‘True Blood’ star Ryan Kwanten talks career change
IMDb.com – Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)