Naked power pumps Blood
ROB Kazinsky (pictured) says there is nothing more distracting on TV than a naked actor holding a convenient vase. The British actor portrays vampire character Ben Flynn/Macklyn Warlow in the pay TV series True Blood, which is renowned for its raunchy scenes. He has stripped off for the show but insists he has no problem flashing his muscles. ‘‘No. Nothing distracts me more in a film than a naked actor holding a convenientlyplaced vase. So if my character’s naked, he’s damn well naked. It was very empowering,’’ he’s tells British magazine Heat. True Blood also stars Stephen Moyer, Joe Manganiello and Australian actor Ryan Kwanten. All the men are seen in various states of undress on the program, which is coming to an end after its seventh season next year. The other actors are the only ones who make Rob self-conscious at times. ‘‘You try,’’ he replies, when asked if he works out a lot. ‘‘But then you see Ryan and Joe Manganiello and you just cry in the corner eating doughnuts.’’ Much of the nudity is because there are a great deal of romance scenes on True Blood. Far from being hot to shoot, Kazinsky insists they are no different to other work he has done. ‘‘Not even slightly. Any sex scene is incredibly mechanical. A sex scene with (co-star) Anna Paquin is no different to a regular scene with her,’’ he says. Kazinsky who got his break in Eastenders has had roles in films including Pacific Rim and TV shows like Brothers and Sisters. He is attached to coming feature films Kingdom of Rain and Sirens.
True Blood airs Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, various times, Showcase.