In True Blood, he acquired an army of fans as handsome sheriff deputy Jason Stackhouse.
And Ryan Kwanten looked a million miles different from his days on the hit HBO vampire series on Tuesday.
The 44-year-old actor looked upbeat when he appeared via video link on Channel Seven’s Sunrise to promote his upcoming post-apocalyptic flick ‘2067.’
In comparison to recent years, the former Home and Away star-turned-Hollywood hunk appeared to have a leaner physique and a shorter haircut.
Ryan said he was “very proud” of his new climate change thriller, which he shot in Australia two years ago.
‘Cody is such an unlikely hero, but he is genuinely generous in this movie, it’s really great,’ he remarked of his portrayal.
Living in Los Angeles during the coronavirus outbreak, Ryan has seen a dearth of productions picking up in the United States.
‘Australia has returned to production much faster than not only the United States but practically anywhere… I’m trying to remain out of the real craziness, keep myself calm, and focus on what matters most,’ he explained.
Ryan’s major worldwide breakthrough role was on HBO’s True Blood, which he played for the entire seven seasons from 2008 to 2014.
He is most known in Australia and the United Kingdom for his role as Vinnie Patterson on the long-running soap Home and Away, which he played from 1997 until 2002.
Leah Patterson was his character’s wife (actress Ada Nicodemou).
Vinnie was initially thought to have died in a prison fire, but it was later found that he had survived the fire and was now under witness protection.
During his interview with Sunrise, he joked that the show’s writers had often come up with ludicrous ways for him to return to Summer Bay.
Ryan’s star is rising, but the Australian-born actor isn’t one to flaunt his superstar position.
Ryan told the Daily Mail Australia in 2020 that when the cameras stop rolling, he prefers to live a solitary life.
‘I try to put all of my drama on-screen and keep my life outside of it as drama-free as possible,’ he stated, adding, ‘I think the more people know about me, the less inclined they are to believe the character that I play.’
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