Just recently I became hooked on the HBO series TRUE BLOOD – although having come off the heels of another vampire series (BUFFY THE VAMPiRE SLAYER – I had to re-watch it!), TRUE BLOOD is about as different as any vampire series I’ve ever seen. Within the first 5 minutes of season one I new I wasn’t in Sunnydale anymore. TRUE BLOOD serves as an alternate universe to BUFFY. And thank goodness – I enjoy both!
TRUE BLOOD has many interesting characters and plot-lines, including telepathic waitress/fang-banger Sookie Stackhouse (ANNA PAQUiN) and her alternative romance with vamp Bill Compton (STEPHAN MOYER) - but for today I salute RYAN KWANTEN, TRUE BLOOD’S not-too-bright, self-involved Jason Stackhouse, who is vigilant in defending and protecting his sister Sookie. I’ve only just finished season one but I’m hooked and I find that KWANTEN’S character is easy to both love and hate – as are several of the characters living in this fictional town. He’s all over the place – is he a good guy, or a bad guy?
It’s difficult not to appreciate KWANTEN’S physique at the same time, as TRUE BLOOD has no shame in parading all sorts of characters around in various stages of undress – but I did appreciate his humility when asked how he feels about his sex symbol status in a recent magazine. “It’s hard to fully accept the title with complete and utter humility,” KWANTEN said. “It’s obviously not my goal to have this title, but if someone wants to give it, hey I’m all for it, you know.” Awww – how sweet and humble hey? Hey guys, if we all did yoga for 7-8 years we too could achieve this body! Where’s my yoga mat?
I know I’m a little behind on this series but now that I’ve started, I’m really looking forward to season 2 already – so many unanswered questions! What’s to come? In the meantime, check out these selected pics of KWANTEN, clearly as shy about posing for pictures as he is with parading around on TRUE BLOOD – just remember his intent!