Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason
Stackhouse on the HBO vampire drama True Blood, says his gay
fans have stuck with him “through thick and thin.”
33-year-old Australian born actor talked about his male fans and his
gay brother in an interview with gay glossy the Advocate.
Kwanten said he's always been
comfortable with the idea of male admirers.
“Australians are a very open-minded
society,” he said, “and I come from a very liberal, open family,
so it's something that I've embraced from the get-go.”
Gay fans have “always been very
staunch supporters of me. The great thing is that it's a loyal fan
base – they'll stick with you through thick and thin, and I like
that. You can't buy that kind of loyalty.”
“He's a doctor, so he got every ounce
of intelligence in the family,” Kwanten said about his gay brother.
“He was probably about 18 when he came out, and I can
wholeheartedly tell you that from the day that he did, he was a
changed man for the better. The sheer beauty of who he is really
True Blood returns for a fourth
season next year.