Post Mortems

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten on Jason and [Spoiler]'s Shocking Sex Scene

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“Pause” and “rewind” buttons nationwide were tested like never before on Sunday night, as True Blood‘s Jason Stackhouse got down and dirty with his most unexpected bedfellow yet.

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The episode’s not-so-cold open found Sookie’s brother dreaming of an encounter with viking vamp Eric Northman, a scene that — like most of Jason’s thus far — began in confusion and ended in sex. (Or, at least, the promise of sex.)

Below, Ryan Kwanten gives TVLine some behind-the-scenes details from the unforgettable scene — which you can click here to see in gallery form — including how the whole thing was (sort of) his and Alexander Skarsgard‘s idea.

TVLINE | Were you told about this scene ahead of time, or did you just see it on the page?
There was word on the street that a scene was coming, and to be honest, Alex and I had been — not necessarily begging to work together — but we’d been pondering the thought, “What if we were ever put in a scene where it was just the two of us? What would happen?” And this is what our illustrious writers came up with.

TVLINE | This being the final season, it kind of felt like a gift to longtime fans.
[Laughs] I wouldn’t call that a gift, but hey, you can interpret it any way you want, man.

TVLINE | How long did it take you to film?
Eh, a couple hours.

TVLINE | And what was the vibe during the shoot?
I always have a lot of fun, and I think that’s the important thing to remember. We’re just there to have fun and to stay true to the characters. Thinking back to this particular scene, I just remember Alex and I laughing a lot.

TVLINE | Have you gotten a chance to watch it yet? It turned out, I’d say, pretty elegant. 
Not yet, and I certainly wouldn’t have thought it would turn out elegant, but I’m happy about that. I don’t think too many of Jason’s scenes can be called elegant. I’ll take it.

TVLINE | Can you clarify why this dream happened now?
[Laughs] Well, obviously, Jason has had these dreams before, with other vampires whose blood he’s had. I mean, Eric’s gotten himself into some trouble, and I think Jason sensed that.

TVLINE | He’s a good guy, that Jason.
Jason, to me, has always been the kind of character you can never have a bad day with. He’s always upbeat and rambunctious, even under life-threatening conditions.

TVLINE | Is that a quality you’ve inherited from him?
Not yet, but I’m trying. I want to be more like Jason.

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