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Ryan Kwanten explains how Jason went in information overload from all Sookie’s revelations and Chris Bauer felt lucky at the Faerie Cirque du Soleil.



Ryan Kwanten in Wisconsin to Celebrate “MAMBO”

Posted by Lynnpd On July - 3 - 2012

True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, was seen in Wisconsin last Saturday, June 30, when he celebrated the Aussie surf and streetwear line MAMBO. Ryan is the brand’s official Mambassador to the U.S.!who hails from Australia, spent the day meeting fans and signing autographs at the Boston Store in Brookfield.

Shoppers at the event had the chance to take home exclusive MAMBO gear and win tickets to Milwaukee’s Summerfest – the city’s annual music festival.

Below is a photo of Ryan at the event:


Watch Ryan in a video Q&A from the event. Click on the image to see the video.


Ryan Kwanten Picks another Aussie Flick ‘Mystery Road’

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 26 - 2012

During the hiatus from True Blood, Ryan Kwanten has continued his trend of picking low-budget Aussie flicks over big-budget Hollywood roles. Ryan has signed on to play a pig hunter in the indie drama Mystery Road, which began shooting yesterday in Winton, central Queensland.

It’s a film by the director of Toomelah and written and directed by Ivan Sen. It will also star Aaron Pederson in the lead role of a detective who returns to his outback home town to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl.

Sen, known for his low budget films, will be DOP and editor on the film. Produced by David Jowsey, who produced Mad Bastards and Satellite Boy, the film will be released locally through Management of Doubt with international sales handled by Arclight, and Arclight’s Michael Wrenn executive producing.

Sen has assembled an ensemble cast that also includes Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, Robert Mammone and newcomers Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge.

Jowsey said: “Ivan Sen is one of Australia’s most gifted filmmakers who, with Mystery Road, has the opportunity to apply his prodigious talent to a broader canvas. Ivan’s screenplay strikes a distinctive balance between its unabashedly genre roots as a murder mystery and its perceptive cultural insights.”

The film has been financed with assistance from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and the ABC.



Ryan Kwanten at Brookfield Square Millwaukee on Saturday

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 26 - 2012

This summer, Ryan Kwanten is the official “Mambassador” to the Mambo brand of clothing.  On Saturday, June 30, from noon to 1:30pm, Ryan will be at the Boston Store in Brookfield Square, Milwaukee, WI to greet fans, take pictures and sign autographs as a representative of the Australian-based Mambo, makers of Australian surf and street clothes, including a selection of Summerfest designs.

Fans will get the chance to write down questions for the Australian actor and vie to win a pair of Summerfest tickets with a purchase. One customer will win four Deck Party tickets for the July 4 Land the Big Gig music competition at Summerfest.


Ryan Kwanten with his Parents on The Morning Show

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 22 - 2012

True Blood’s Ryan Kwnaten chats about his move from Summer Bay to True Blood and his mum and dad entourage in LA. Ryan also talks about the hotel owner who gave him a break with his rent that helped him immensely when he was first in Los Angeles.



True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten is seen in this video while on the set of ‘Not Suitable For Children.” He talks about his character Jonah, what attracted him to roles, and male biological clocks…




Behind the Scenes: Fang Novice and Lick the Neck

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 15 - 2012

For me, the funniest scene of last week’s premiere episode of Season 5 was when Rev. Newlin declared his love to Jason. Learn more below about how that scene from the director of the episode Dan Minahan who talks about how Michael McMillian playing Rev. Newlin as a vampire and that he had to adjust to the fangs.  Also hear Ryan Kwanten talk, in the video, about how he told Michael he could pretty much do as he wished including licking him.

Fang Novice: Director Dan Minahan talks new vampire fang strategy:

“Michael was excited to have fangs but he was kind of a novice at them, so he would tend to overuse them in a “Blacula’ kind of way. We tried to encourage him to use them more simply. But he’s a new vampire. So he was kind of feeling it out?



True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten and Jim Parrack talk about Season 5 and the changes that come about for their characters. Being Former True Blood buddies, Jason and Hoyt are now estranged. Ryan talks about how Jason is going through an evolution and he is growing up. Jim Parrack talks about how difficult it was for him and Ryan to act as if they didn’t like each other.





Ryan Kwanten Talks Season 5 with Parade

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 15 - 2012

True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten is excited that season 5 of True Blood will show a smarter and more mature Jason Stackhouse.

“When you look at Jason in season one he had a very tunnel view of the world and some would say an ignorant view. And now, that speech he gave to Newlin was ‘Look, I accept who you are, whether it’s a vampire, whether it’s a gay man, or both. But that’s not the way this dog barks,’” the handsome and talented Aussie told “That’s a huge step for Jason to change his spots…Towards the end of the season, which we are shooting now, he puts the things he has learned into practice and starts to show his true colors.”

Below is a portion of an interview Ryan Kwanten gave to Parade:
On his relationship with Jessica.

“As you know, with relationships on True Blood, things can go askew pretty quickly. And Jason’s not known for being the most stable of fellows.”

On Jason possiby being turned into a vampire.

“I don’t think he would enjoy that. As much as he wants a supernatural, superhuman power, he’s enjoying, almost as much as I am, being one of the few humans left in that town.”

Jason: the new sheriff in town?

“Andy is sort of losing his stranglehold on being a sheriff so Jason is very much taking the reigns of authority and responsibility, which knowing his history, that’s a pretty scary thing putting this guy in charge.”

How he matures this season.

“Even in that first episode, you get a good indiciation that Jason, at the very least, is trying to be a better man. He’s aware of his fallibilities where before there was an innocence to him. He would keep making the same mistakes, never really learning. Now he’s aware how much his faults hurt him and other people. Him and Sookie towards the middle of the season find out new information about their parents. It will give the audience a real weight about what the characters have gone through and the reasons they do the things they do; why they are the way they are.”

Jason’s driving motivation.

“He’s making a conscious effort to have some direction in life and he’s making a conscious effort to put other people before himself. That’s the bane of existence of being a policeman. He first joined for the cool factor, to carry a firearm and those accoutrements, but he quickly realizes there is a responsibility that comes with that power. He mans up pretty well. Towards the end of the season, which we are shooting now, he puts the things he has learned into practice and starts to show his true colors. I’m kind of proud of the way he has grown up.”

On his upcoming film Hands of Stone with Robert De Niro.

“I’ll be playing a guy called Ken Buchanan who is the most famous Scottish boxer. It’s the story about Roberto Duran who, if you follow the boxing world, was a huge boxer in the seventies and early eighties. He fought Sugar Ray Leonard. De Niro would play this coach who comes out of retirement to train Roberto because he sees a real hope in him. The producers are finding the last bit of money for that and we’ll hopefully start shooting that this year.”

On his knack for accents.

“It’s funny, I’ve never really had problems doing them. I’ve never had dialect coaches or anything like that. I take great pride in doing it myself. That’s just how I’ve always done it. I don’t have that many talents but doing accents may be one of them.”

On playing Charles Manson.

“That [project] is still there but it’s the nature of Hollywood where you get signed on to these projects. They still want me but they’re still finding the last bit of money. I don’t know if that’s shooting this year because my schedule is already pretty full. That may be next year.”

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Ryan Kwanten attended the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 11 - 2012

Ryan Kwanten hung out with Ashley Tisdale at the 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball sponsored by Audi, Grey Goose, Kayne Anderson and smartwater on June 9th, 2012.

Chrysalis is “a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.”


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