As it turns out, Joe Manganiello's wolfish "True Blood" character Alcide doesn't strip down on the show purely for your enjoyment. Perhaps hard to believe, but true, Manganiello tells Out magazine in an interview.
"As far as the butt cheek stuff goes," the 35-year-old actor says, "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."
"True Blood," Manganiello continues, "is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It's not like those other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on."
Regardless, it's a really good thing Manganiello is so comfortable with his naked form, as he'll be showing it off in the upcoming male stripper movie "Magic Mike."
"Somebody's gotta do it," he says of taking roles that require such little clothing. "Am I afraid of being typecast? I could care less."
In order to get into his character (named, ahem, "Big Dick Richie"), the actor did his research, and says "Magic Mike" will portray both the dark and more humorous sides of the industry.
Of one male dancer he interviewed, "All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab," Manganiello said. But it was also "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."
I am so seeing that movie, and it better include full-frontal. What a change... a full-frontal male nude who is ATTRACTIVE for once. The last hot full-frontal male nudity I saw was blue, glowy, and computer generated.
Finally, naked men!!!
"... it's realistic. If you're a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks."
Really? Who did the research on werewolves to make sure this was "realistic"?
Oh, duh, they're FICTIONAL beasts. But leave it to an actor to claim make-believe is "realistic".
As far as nudity in film, why does someone 'gotta do it'? Why is nudity an assumed necessity?
It's "I could NOT care less."
Anna Paquin's boobs don't count as real boobs.
He would have a made a great Superman. Was Zach Snyder's second choice for the role in "Man of Steel".
"It's not gratuitous; it's realistic. If you're a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks."
What about Werewolves is realistic now?
I know this is nitpicky, but he should have said "I couldn't care less." If he could care less then that defeats the purpose of that statement.
He is ridiculously hot though, so he gets a free pass.
nice try loser! we all know you play for the all-boys' team. do u pitch or catch?
@tawny did u think u could mak a diffrence? same-old, lame-old here.
now the trolls are trolling the trolls who troll the dumba$$es. guess that makes you a dumba$$ too. time to pick a new name.
Since they troll YOU the most often, aren't you calling yourself a dumba$$?
Based on your racist and disgustingly seedy comment just now, I don't see any other dumba$$es in this post. You're probably one of those promiscuous raver "bois" who works in a call center, struggles to pay his rent and gets booty calls on Craigslist at 2:00 in the morning after the bars close. You make me puke....loser.
That's a pretty vivid description there! How would you possibly know so much detail? Frequent Craig's List much?
Thank you for confirming my suppositions...and, for the record, I sold a TV on Craigslist once...and have gay friends who are dignified and viable members of the community. Quit talking...it's all going nowhere for you...
Riiiiiiiight. Sold a TV on Craig's List and have gay "friends" who are dignified and viable members of the community. If Sold a TV is code for "taking it in the po-oper" and by "friends" you mean YOU. There's no such thing as a dignified gay person that knows about Craig's List antics. Nice try... (which is code for FAIL.)
I like my wieners black and long. I love being flaming gay and getting butt r@ped by a wild pack of j!ggaboos.
Who is tawny trolling? Picking a fight with who? Sheesh what a looser.
Long and pointy, explains why u're on here trolling trolls. Try the long and thick then maybe you won't be on here picking a fight
D@m!is every gorgeous man in Hollywood Gay or Bi?I hate this sh!t!
Hey let's f uck them all and bring them back to their masculine side.
He is straight...lets try to make sure we have the facts b4 making comments on things we don't know about.
His nose looks like a cabbage patch doll. Wunder what else is long and pointy?
I got something short and pointy. Want to play? You can lmb. Your a man right?
They should have gotten Michael Fassbender too. He could certainly fill a thong well, but the other guys may have had a tiny bit of an inferiority complex next to him!
Gay men love that show.
Yes we do!
You have NO idea...
YIKES! Nothing beats trolling, huh guys! Keep up the lame work!
i so want to suck richard's butt hole
That Magneto guy from 'Shame' is even bigger than ANY of the Magic Mike guys though!
I'd hit it!
Chris Brown does! I love me my brown boys!
Oh you must be one of those women who love to be objectified and belittled and abused...WEAK.
Because believe me...they don't love you!!
I bet the "men" here don't measure up to the guys in Magic Mike!
Too bad all those guys will be making out with each other
Shucks, you are all home-mo's here ain't-chya?
I am a HUGE True Blood fan, myself... All those nekkid menz ALMOST makes me forget about Sadie for a minute or two!
You mean Sookie, Huge Fan?
I KNOW, RIGHT!? BIG DICK RICHIE!? I CAN'T WAIT!
*SQUEE!* I am sooo seeing Magic Mike!
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