The new animated film from director Zack Snyder, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” was produced by Australian company Village Roadshow, and the gorgeous lush landscapes in the film are modeled on Tasmania, so it’s unsurprising that many members of the cast hail from down under as well. Aussies include Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, and Ryan Kwanten. Most people know the blond Kwanten from the HBO series “True Blood,” in which he plays Jason Stackhouse, a well meaning if not altogether bright Loisiana boy.
In “Legend of the Guardians,” he plays Kludd, the brother of the story’s hero, Soren, played by British actor Jim Sturgess. In his talk with HitFix he discusses the arc and the journey of the emotionally conflicted Kludd, and the deep mythology of both this project and of “True Blood.” When Drew asked whether or not he feels a responsibility towards fans of the books on which “Guardians” and “True Blood” are based, he replies “it’s a blessing and a curse.”
Watch Drew’s interview embedded above. “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” opens Friday, September 24th in theaters everywhere.
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