Ryan Kwanten may not have appeared naked and bloody on the recent Rolling Stone cover featuring his co-stars Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, but he’s landed a new cover on his own! The 33-year-old True Blood hunk, who was one of the few Aussies who attended the Emmys on the weekend, fronts the inaugural issue of GQ Style, an add on to GQ Australia. He says:
- On what he likes about playing Jason Stackhouse: “I think too much. Even in this answer. My brain is forever coming up with these options. Maybe I could do it this way or that way. But Jason, whether you call it lack of thought or willpower, he’s one of these guys, and we all know one, who totally acts in the spur of the moment. He has no real regard for the consequences of what may happen. It’s really liberating to play a character like that because I would stop at the edge of a cliff and think ‘Whoa’. He’d just jump off.”
- On maintaining his private life: “Occasionally I get paparazzi, like this week when I finished yoga, there were 10 waiting outside. But I’m not very newsworthy. I’m still a very private person. I want to leave all the drama in my life on the set. I’m not going to call my publicist from a restaurant and say, ‘I’ll be leaving at 7:57. Make sure there’s a photographer outside.’ Giving my life up like that would be taking a little bit of my soul. I think some people think they’re constantly on show. I don’t want to live like that.”
The launch issue of GQ Style is on sale now for $10.95 at selected newsagents and Borders.