Ryan Kwanten who portrays Jason Stackhouse on the HBO hit show True Blood, has spoken to The Hollywood Reporter about the changes that his character has undergone in the new season:
“This is the season of the biggest growth for Jason. He started, in my view, very low on the evolutionary totem pole, so he could only go up. This is a real season of where the young boy turns into a man. He’s been given a position of power and he’s now a cop. He’s forced to try and raise a whole tribe of people, and then eventually fight for his life.”
With his character now transformed into a full time cop, the dynamic between Jason and new sheriff, Andy (Chris Bauer) has changed:
“The little dynamic duo. It’s almost like they’re struck by lightning and Jason takes on Andy’s authority and Andy very much starts acquiring a lot of Jason’s naivety and addictiveness. It’s scary that Jason is helping anyone. The fact that he is sort of experienced in addiction, he knows the highs and lows, so he can talk Andy through it."
Kwanten isn´t afraid to show his anatomy onscreen, but is quick to point out the lack of comfort regarding his new uniform:
“It’s even tighter off-screen. There was a good amount of laughing when I tried it on and then some squeamish looks as if to say, ‘Hang on a sec, what if you need to run in this thing?’”
"Running in it is relatively painful,” he explains. “So if you ever see Jason running in it, you can see a slight tinge of pain in my eyes.”
What do you think of the new season of True Blood so far?