Kellan Lutz was “like a puppy” when he first appeared in The Comeback.
The HBO series initially hit the small screen in 2005 and was one of Kellan’s first big acting jobs. It was cancelled after one season but has since been resurrected, after retrospective praise was heaped on the show. It means Kellan has the chance to revisit a role he created nine years ago, and it’s given him the chance to reflect on how far he has come since then.
“He’s matured quite a bit,” he told People magazine of his character Chris MacNess. “Much like myself – when I started in this industry I was just like a little puppy. I was really passionate about it and had no idea what I was doing.”
The satirical comedy, which also stars former Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, takes a look at the entertainment industry in the style of reality television. Since first appearing on the show, Kellan has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most promising stars, having starred in the Twilight franchise, Tarzan and The Legend of Hercules. The 29-year-old is thankful for the start the show gave him.
“Throughout experience and years of working, you really start to feel really comfortable and I’ve been doing it a long time now and I’ve really appreciated it,” he said. “If you don’t learn to be happy where you are, you’ll never get to where you want to be. You gotta find your own happiness. It can’t come from someone else you’re dating, your profession, your job – it’s gotta come from the inside. If you love yourself and you’re happy with yourself it will take you to where you want to be.”
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