The actor, who plays Jason Stackhouse on the HBO series, confessed that he was surprised to discover that the fourth season of True Blood had fast-forwarded a year, according to an interview with Collider.
"I thought it was a really interesting choice to suddenly cut to over a year later," Kwanten said. "It was great, from an acting perspective, because all we'd really seen of Jason up until that point was three weeks' worth. From season one to season three was just three weeks' worth. Everything happened within the space of that time frame."
The 34-year-old continued: "So now, we pick things up and he's the young boy who's become a man. He's now a fully-fledged cop and he's now looking after an entire tribe of people in Bon Temps. It was really nice. He's still got that slightly bumbling nature, but now he's really forced to man-up."
Kwanten recently promised that fans will see Jason grow up this season, claiming that he will mature from a boy to a man and ultimately develop a sense of responsibility.
In mid-June, the Australian actor revealed that he believes the HBO series helps unite a diverse group of fans, asserting that he is happy to be a part of True Blood.
True Blood airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.
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