“In order to be able to give a girlfriend the amount of time she deserves, you would need time, and I just can’t give her that,” the Australian actor, 33, says. “So, rather than being selfish or stupid enough to go into a relationship, it’s just been easier to be single. I’ve worked so hard from literally nothing to this point, so there’s still a while. I’m still scratching and clawing my way up there.”
Kwanten is on the set for HBO‘s True Blood as the dimwitted but well-intentioned Jason Stackhousefor half the year and filming movies for about five of the remaining months of the year. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Sleep has never been a priority in my life,” he says, not looking worse for the wear with his boyish face and carefully tousled hair. “I love working. I love acting, so it’s easy when you have a passion for it. I’ve always found the harder you work, the luckier you get.”
If that’s the case, he has a ton of luck coming his way. In addition to his television work, he has several films on the horizon that cover diverse genres.
On Sept. 24, he lends his voice in the Zack Snyder-directed animated flick Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Friday, he takes his “sociophobe” superhero Griff the Invisible to the Toronto Film Festival, and later this year, he’ll co-star with Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage in the comedy/horror film Knights of Badassdom.
Oh, and he’s finishing a satirical self-help book, due in December.
Self-motivation seems to come naturally to Kwanten. Beneath the surface of his calm Aussie manner and impeccable manners lurks the steely determination to succeed. The spark of ambition flashes in his eyes even as he seamlessly moves the conversation from penmanship to The Wire to his fashion sense.
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