He may be DA MAN (or at least, on the cover of it), but we think Ryan can do with a little coaching and we’re just the opinionated bitches to do it. We’re going to let Ryan and the pictures have the floor first to make their case and then get the final word in ourselves. We’re magnanimous that way. Consider:
Ryan Kwanten for the June/July 2011 issue of DA MAN Magazine
Photographer: Eric Silverberg
Fashion Editor: Ashley Phan-Weston.
On what he thinks about the whole vampire phenomenon: “It was always a phenomenon that was hard to conceive, because it was never quite in the mainstream. Yet, these are the shows that brought all these fans together from what used to be considered as a cult, more of a minority, out into public view. And it has become pretty much a mainstream force. I think it’s now in the hands of the audience to demand the trend as it goes now, so I’m happy to be a part of a show like True Blood, which constantly lives up to the expectations of the audience.”
On maintaining his six-pack: “To be honest, the physical side of things has always been a part of who I am as a person. My dad is a white-collar worker by day, but as soon as he’s home, he’s out surfing and he’s a very physical father, so I sort of very much follow in his footsteps. The physical side of things is always there, it is not something I do out of vanity, but I do it just to maintain my own sanity—to be honest.”
On being a sex symbol: “It’s hard to fully accept the title with complete and utter humility. It’s obviously not my goal to have this title, but if someone wants to give it, hey I’m all for it, you know. But, at the end of the day, I’m an actor and if that’s what comes out of it, that’s great; that’s more of a byproduct of something that I’m trying to achieve.”
Nice things to say: This is a really well-styled shoot. Beautiful items styled in a very modern dressy/casual way. We love every outfit and they all suit him well, which means he wears them well. Plus, he’s got a fantastic body and a decent face.
Unasked-for opinion: He may even have a spectacular face, but we’ve never really been able to tell because the boy just doesn’t know how to give good face. Granted, the facial hair doesn’t help, but he’s really got to learn how to lock in a face when the camera’s on him. It’s odd that he’s an actor and doesn’t seem to know this. It’s like he just points his face at the lens. Posing is about more than looking off into the distance or putting your hands in your pockets. Everyone jokes about smizing but Tyra has a point about learning how to arrange your face for the camera; to pose facially. Most screen actors of any note usually learn this; especially the ones trading on their looks. It’s a really great editorial style-wise, but from the neck up the model looks like he’s posing for his driver’s license. Consult some gays, kid. They’ll give you your very own version of Blue Steel.
[Photo Credit: daman.co.id]