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Ryan Kwanten On 'New Girl': How 'True Blood' Helped Him Land The Role (VIDEO)


First Posted: 02/10/2012 4:34 pm Updated: 02/10/2012 6:22 pm

Last week, the news broke that "True Blood" star Ryan Kwanten will be guest-starring on the Valentine's Day episode of "New Girl" as Zooey Deschanel's love interest. Friday on "Good Day LA," Kwanten explained the surprisingly simple manner in which the cameo was born.

"I was very much a fan of the show anyway, so I sort of reached out to them through my agent, and said, 'Listen, if there was ever an opportunity to ever get on the show, I'd love to be able to work with Zoe ... She is the cutest," he explained. After Steve Edwards was surprised at the simplicity of how it all came together, Kwanten had to acknowledge that his other gig helped his effort considerably. "I guess being on 'True Blood' adds a little bit of cachet," he admitted.

In the episode, titled "Valentine's Day," Jess deals with her first V-Day as a single lady by heading to the bar with Schmidt as her wingman. There, she meets "a handsome stranger" named Oliver, played by Kwanten, and an adorkable hook-up ensues.

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