‘True Blood’ Star Joe Manganiello Talks Werewolves And Strippers In Out Magazine

True Blood‘ star Joe Manganiello chats with this month’s issue of Out magazine.  He talks werewolves, nude scenes, and researching for his role in ‘Magic Mike‘.

Joe researched for his role in the upcoming movie Magic Mike (costarring with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer), which is based on Tatum’s pre-Hollywood career:

“All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab, but it was the time of his life—this insanely destructive lifestyle, this club life. It was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll…and getting paid to take your clothes off and have sex.”

On shedding his clothes on True Blood:

“As far as the butt cheeks stuff goes, it just makes sense. It’s not gratuitous; it’s realistic. If you’re a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks. The show is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It’s not like other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on.”

Joe says that his True Blood character hits on many of his personal qualities:

“It utilizes each part of my eclectic personality. There’s the kid who loves monsters, and I can be athletic, but I also love history and I can research wolves and Southern dialects. The dialogue is so rich—it’s Tennessee Williams with Chekhovian layers—and that fulfills my bookwormy playwright side. I’m so fortunate. Plus, I get to have a beard all the time.”

Are you psyched for the return of ‘True Blood’ this summer??

Photo courtesy of Out Magazine

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