INSIDER had a flying visit last week from likable lad Grant Bowler, who rightly talked up his latest (and arguably greatest) Stateside gig, True Blood.Unable to contain his excitement about the role, Bowler tipped this columnist into the news.
"Mate, it's HBO and it's the King ... it's the chance to work for an Oscar-winner [series creator Allan Ball] and alongside an Oscar-winner [Anna Paquin]," he said.
It's a great break for the 41-year-old Bowler, who has struggled with bad luck in the US for the past four years, largely because of directorial whims and the writers' strike.
The new role - he wouldn't detail his character - has him becoming bi-coastal, given that he will maintain his commitments on Ugly Betty (seen here on 7Two).
"Ugly Betty rolls from deep, one-on-one connected, touching realism to absolute farce to physical comedy and clowning and everything in between - I love it," Bowler enthused.
Bowler's first episode on Ugly Betty screens next Tuesday at 7.30pm on 7Two.