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Ryan Kwanten Spills 'True Blood' Season 5 Secrets: Jason Will 'Show His True Colors'

PARADE Modified: June 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm •  Published: June 13, 2012
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Ryan Kwanten, 35, is excited that season five of True Blood will show a (dare we say) smarter and more mature Jason Stackhouse.


"When you look at Jason in season one he had a very tunnel view of the world and some would say an ignorant view. And now, that speech he gave to Newlin was 'Look, I accept who you are, whether it's a vampire, whether it's a gay man, or both. But that's not the way this dog barks,'" the handsome and talented Aussie told Parade.com. "That's a huge step for Jason to change his spots...Towards the end of the season, which we are shooting now, he puts the things he has learned into practice and starts to show his true colors."

Read on for his special talent and whether or not he's going to playing criminal Charles Manson.

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"I would be skinned alive if I divulged [what they were]. I'm sounding more and more like a politician. I wish I could divulge even a small amount but yes, you can absolutely assume they will cause some trouble!"

On his relationship with Jessica.
"As you know, with relationships on True Blood, things can go askew pretty quickly. And Jason's not known for being the most stable of fellows."

On Jason possiby being turned into a vampire.
"I don't think he would enjoy that. As much as he wants a supernatural, superhuman power, he's enjoying, almost as much as I am, being one of the few humans left in that town."

Jason: the new sheriff in town?
"Andy is sort of losing his stranglehold on being a sheriff so Jason is very much taking the reigns of authority and responsibility, which knowing his history, that's a pretty scary thing putting this guy in charge."

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How he matures this season.

"Even in that first episode, you get a good indiciation that Jason, at the very least, is trying to be a better man. He's aware of his fallibilities where before there was an innocence to him.

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