Oprah Winfrey has had a host of guests visit her famous couch over the years who have offered life advice to her audience of millions, but could “True Blood’s” Ryan Kwanten be heading there in the coming months?
Ryan, who plays the ripped-but-intellectually-light Jason Stackhouse on the hit HBO vampire series, isn’t just an actor – he’s a writer too, one who has penned his own self-help book “The G-Strategy.”
Likely due for release in “early-mid next year,” the Australian actor told AccessHollywood.com recently that the book is part self-help guide, part parody, depending on the reader.
So is he taking aim at the books men and women buy to help boost their self esteem, Access asked?
“It’s actually both men and women, the self help books,” he said. “Predominantly, with men, it’s more the finance type world. With those, you’ve got the Wall Street guys that lap up anything that is a chance to make a quick buck and then with the women, I guess it’s sort of the more — without being too generalized — sort of the more emotional sort of type stuff that’s gonna make you happy.”
When asked if he’s making fun of the genres, Ryan said not quite.
“Not really, well it is, but in a very aggressive type way,” he said. “I gave it to a couple of my friends and they’ve got back to me sort of a week or two later, saying, ‘Oh my God, Ryan! Were did you get [the book],’” he recounted. “I didn’t tell them that I wrote it, and they got back to me a week or two later saying, ‘Oh my God! This is really helping me out.’ One of my friends said his sex life has never been better, they’ve just taken it as gospel.”
“The G-Strategy” isn’t completely finished, thanks to his intense “True Blood” Season 3 shooting schedule, and two new films he’s got on board for this summer — “Knights of Badassdom,” with Steve Zahn, and “Truck Stop.”
The finished manuscript, however, is due to the publishers by September, and after its release, Ryan said he’s open to visiting Ms. O’s couch.
“If Oprah will have me, that would be kind of hilarious,” he said. “But I still don’t know in terms of the publicity pitch whether we’re going to pitch it as a satire… or as a real self help book.”
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