Ryan Kwanten Dons Tight Spandex as Griff the Invisible

Entertainment Aug. 19, 2011 AT 5:34PM
Ryan Kwanten Dons Tight Spandex as Griff the Invisible Credit: Mark Rogers/Indomina Group

By now fans are accustomed to catching Ryan Kwanten every week in various stages of undress on True Blood, but he is switching it up and squeezing into tight head-to-toe latex to play a quirky crime fighter in Griff the Invisible.

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In the Australian romantic comedy Griff the Invisible, Kwanten, 34, takes a different approach to fighting crime as a shy, geeky office worker by day, who takes on a vigilante superhero alter ego by night. His guise is threatened when he falls for an equally eccentric girl.

"It took a good three hours and a good three wardrobe ladies to get into," Kwanten told E! Online. "And believe it or not, it took longer getting off because they kind of had to sew me in and then they had to sew me back out. There was no time for potty breaks...You hold on and you hope that your constipated face doesn't come off too bad on camera."

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It's a chance for the Australian native to ditch the Southern drawl he uses for True Blood and speak wit his sexy Aussie accent.

"Foster's is not Australian for beer. And the guy in the Outback Steakhouse ads is not Australian," the sexy star once told Us Weekly. He also revealed his very own superpowers: "I am yet to be defeated in Scrabble and beer pong."

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Griff the Invisible gets a limited release Friday.

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