Brett Gipson On Ryan Kwanten’s Character on ‘Knights of Badassdom’
fearnet: The easy thing would be to approach LARPing as a joke; something to make fun of. Did that happen at all? Did you want to make fun of them?
Not at all. This movie absolutely glorifies [LARPing]. Essentially it is Ryan Kwanten’s character that gets broken up with, and his nerdy buddies - Dinklage and Steve Zahn - want him to go LARPing. He is hemming and hawing because he is the “cool guy” in the group, so they end up “kidnapping” him and taking him into this LARPing world. He sees there is something to this, something fun and innocent, where you can actually become who you want to be. So we definitely steer clear of making fun of anything.