Ryan Kwanten on ‘True Blood’ Family, Pushing ‘Barriers… Social Conventions’ and ‘Rugged’ Aussie Workouts (Video)

“It's an old cliche, but we're definitely a family now,” Kwanten tells Wrap guest correspondent Jake Whetter during new episode of “Drinking With the Stars”

Ryan Kwanten, who plays hot-headed yet lovable Jason Stackhouse on “True Blood,” dished about his TV family and Aussie workouts with TheWrap's guest correspondent Jake Whetter.

The actor described how tight knit he's become with the “True Blood” cast and crew over the course of the last 7 years filming the HBO series.

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“It's an old cliche, but we're definitely a family now,” Kwanten told TheWrap.

Kwanten credited that “family” as being a major part of the “recipe” for the show's success, which he is “grateful” for, but could never have predicted.

“You can never quite know how an audience is going to react, and I think it was perhaps the right place at the right time, kind of thing,” Kwanten said. “But then they've also managed to evolve with the times. I think that's the beauty of working on the show like ours, is that we can kind of push the barriers and move with the social conventions too.”

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Nostalgic talk of the award-winning series and what to expect on its final season then turned to one of the burning questions on fans’ minds:  How does the “True Blood” star stay in such remarkable shape for all those racy scenes?

The Aussie-born Kwanten revealed to TheWrap he actually prefers “running, swimming, or hiking” over all of the “grunting, and looking in the mirror” involved in going to a gym. (Which would probably be much to the delight of anyone in the gym at the same time as him.)

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The seventh and final season of “True Blood” premieres Sun., June 22 on HBO.