Actor Ryan Kwanten is ready to try his hand at comedy after playing the heavy role of Jason Stackhouse in the hit HBO series ‘True Blood’ for 4 seasons.
Kwanten’s character in the new comedy ‘Not Suitable For Children’ is a swinging bachelor who’s party lifestyle is completely out of control until he discovers that he has cancer and decides that he wants to have a baby before he becomes infertile.
Ryan spilled a few details about the film and his character’s struggles to move away from his party lifestyle and figure out what’s really important to him. Kwanten explains;
“My character is a free-spirited rogue who holds crazy parties every Saturday night. At one party we see my character enjoying himself with a young lady. She discovers a lump – and it turns out he has cancer. He has two weeks to get someone pregnant, before he’s rendered infertile. It explores the male biological clock, and how we too have a clock that’s ticking. We want kids, too, as much as our bravado and our ego won’t allow us to admit it. It’s going really well.”
Kwanten went on to say that he loves having a hectic schedule and with his work on ‘True Blood’, his new deal with the Bon-Ton stores, and this new film, Ryan really does have a lot on his plate. He said;
“I like to have a hectic schedule. I’ve spent two thirds of my career getting myself into a position where I can do stuff like this, so now I make the most of it. I make about two movies a year outside the True Blood schedule. I work on a great show six months a year, then outside that I get to satisfy whatever creative urges I have. It’s a great position, especially for a single guy like me.”
You can read Ryan’s full interview with Men’s Health Magazine which goes on sale Monday October 3.
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