Your southern accent is so authentic-sounding on True Blood! Was it difficult to learn? That’s one of the few traits I have, I have this weird talent to pick up random accents [laughing]. I can do lots of voices, and I have a good ear for listening. I think that’s part of being from Australia is that you’re exposed to tons of different cultures and ways of speech.
What was the hardest word for you to learn to say? “Body.” The way I say it is very flat. In the south, it’s more like, “bawwwwdy.” It kind of describes exactly the visualization about, like the curves of the human body. That’s my unscientific opinion, at least [laughing].
Where do you see Jason in a few years? I feel like…. Jason has started out so low that he can only go up. I hope he keeps growing. Everyone who gets close to him dies, so that’s kind of unfortunate [laughing].
On a totally unrelated note, who was your first-ever celebrity crush? I actually don’t remember who I loved as a kid, but my most recent crush is Jennifer Connelly. She seems grounded, educated- she’s got a couple of degrees. Unfortunately she’s taken, though. Damn!
What’s up next for you? I’m shooting a film in LA now, and then I’m back to True Blood at the end of the month.