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Kwanten: 'Jason is very misunderstood'

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Jason Stackhouse in True Blood

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Ryan Kwanten has claimed that his True Blood character is "misunderstood".

Speaking to the New York Post, Kwanten explained that he wants the audience to see a different side to Jason this season.

"Even though on the surface he doesn't seem like the most multidimensional person, there's a lot of deep-rooted anxiety and pain and even loneliness etched in his past," he said.

"I hope as the season progresses the audience sees more than just a ditzy Southern guy. I hope they see the other things, but for me there's such a buffet of stuff to play with outside of the dumb stuff."

Kwanten also revealed that he has tried not to read too many of the novels by Charlaine Harris which inspired the series.

"I never want to know everything, I like to be surprised as we get the scripts," he explained. "But I am so unbelievably happy with the journey they've already taken Jason on and this season is no different. I have no qualms or hesitations about what they give us."

True Blood continues on Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

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