True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Talks About Getting Naked:

June 25, 2013

It’s Not Only Alcide or HBO’s Series Showing Some Skin

alcide-postcardJoe Manganiello plays werewolf, Alcide Hervaux on HBO’s True Blood. During a recent appearance on The View”, Mr. Manganiello talked to the panel about nudity, sex, and the tools of the trade.

It’s well known that there is a lot of sex in True Blood. Mr. Manganiello insists it’s not as scandalous as it sounds. We’ve all heard the stories of actresses donning ‘the patch’, while actors are outfitted with ‘the sock’ (which a certain Scandinavian actor refuses to wear!). Mr. Manganiello jokes that he utilizes ‘the trunk’.

True Blood isn’t the only place Mr. Manganiello shows some skin. In his recent film, Magic Mike”, he played male stripper, Big Dick Richie.

If you want to see Mr. Manganiello’s short hair cut, as well as a clip from “Magic Mike”, check out the video:

Source: Huffington Post



True Blood Season 5 Spoilers From Co-EP Raelle Tucker

September 14, 2011

Co-Executive Producer/Writer Spills the Scoop on Season 5:

True Blood vampires by HBOWe have more news on what to expect in Season 5 of HBO’s True Blood, straight from co-executive producer and writer, Raelle Tucker. Remember when Stephen Moyer said there would be “an omnipresent power” next season in this article?

Raelle Tucker backs this up by saying:

“There will be a very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year. That will be a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.”

The show will delve pretty deep into the world of fairies, giving us all (including Sookie) a better understanding of the fascinating creatures.  Speaking of Sookie and Supes, as we saw in the finale, she has seemingly sworn them off — at least romantically.  But can one ever really be rid of Supes in Bon Temps?  Highly doubtful.  So what does this mean for Bill and Eric?  What the heck will they be doing, if not fighting over Sookie?  According to Tucker, seeing as how they offed Nan Flanagan,

“The consequences of their actions in the finale are going to chase them for a while next year.”

What about creepy Rene, Terry, and Arlene?  Well, it seems Rene was right!  Terry is going to be nothing but trouble next season, thanks to his old buddy Patrick.  Fitting that Terry’s past would come back to haunt him on All Hallow’s Eve, don’t you think?  But poor Terry isn’t the only character whose past is coming back to haunt him — we now know that Steve Newlin is back (as a vampire, who saw that one coming?!), and so is the King of Mississippi!  Uh oh.  I smell trouble.  That little fella is NOT going to be happy.  Three cheers for Russell Edgington and his crazy antics!

What do you think, Truebies?  Is Season 5 already shaping up to be a good one?

Source: – ‘True Blood’: What’s Ahead for Season 5?

(Photo: HBO)


25 Things You Didn’t Know About Joe Manganiello

September 4, 2011

True Blood Werewolf  Reveals Surprising Facts:

Joe Manganiello True Blood S4 Ep3Joe Manganiello, True Blood’s sexy Alcide, sat down with US Weekly recently to reveal twenty-five things previously unknown about himself. Be prepared Truebies, there are some surprises, but they only make our favorite werewolf more endearing.

Without further ado:


  1. I am excellent at knife-throwing.
  2. My eyes are so bad, they can’t be corrected by laser surgery.
  3. I made the junior Olympic volleyball team when I was 16.
  4. I worked as a roadie for the rock band Goldfinger.
  5. I was an altar boy.
  6. I once planned on playing college basketball and joining the FBI.
  7. I love Disneyland.
  8. I was asked to skip two grades in elementary school but chose not to.
  9. I shaved my head twice and got my front teeth pulled out for stage roles in college.
  10. I sang backup on one of the Used‘s albums.
  11. I love Karaoke.
  12. My favorite city is Venice, Italy.
  13. My favorite movie is Fight Club.
  14. My first concert was Pantera.
  15. I won third place in a chess tournament when I was 6.
  16. I got a 750 on the math portion of the SATs.
  17. I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
  18. I trained as a boxer and was a sparring partner for an NHL player.
  19. At age 16 I got paid to dress up like Captain Morgan at bars.
  20. My favorite play is A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.
  21. Last summer, I caught a touchdown pass from Joe Montana in a charity game.
  22. My favorite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
  23. I appeared full-frontal nude in an Off-Broadway play.
  24. I have a bachelor of fine arts degree in classical theater.
  25. When I was young, I prayed that God would turn me into a werewolf.

The thought of a knife-wielding, hockey playing, karaoke singing, theatre-loving, full frontal, intellectual werewolf is enough to send any Truebie into a frenzy. All we can say is we want 25 more things! What facts did you find most surprising about Joe Manganiello? Let us know all about it in the comment section below.

Source – Us Weekly25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: Joe Manganiello

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Video: Joe Manganiello’s Parents Not Happy with Chelsea Handler Joke

August 7, 2011

Manganiello’s Interview with Handler:

Joe Manganiello on Chelsea Lately 2011Joe Manganiello, True Blood’s resident werewolf, appeared on Chelsea Handler’s late night talk show Chelsea Lately on July 26 to talk about his upcoming movie, True Blood, and what it’s like to be naked around a real werewolf. Manganiello describes his experience transforming into a werewolf on True Blood:

“I’m usually naked in broad daylight….[with trainers] waving raw meat.”

Manganiello tells Chelsea Handler the reason he did not attend this year’s Comic-Con is because he was in Atlanta rehearsing for his new movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, which will feature: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Chris Rock.

The most salacious part of the interview is when the two are discussing Handler’s joke made at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Handler reminds him she made a joke about “sitting on your face or something”. Manganiello’s parents were not happy:

“All the nudity, all the craziness on True Blood — my parents haven’t said one word about it. The morning after the Movie Awards, I get a call from my mom: ‘Oh my God, that’s disgusting.’”

Check out the video to see the entire interview:

How would your parents feel if you were naked on True Blood? Do you think Handler’s joke was a bit off-color? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!

Source – E! Online: Joe  Manganiello to Chelsea Handler: You Offended My Parents! 

(Photo credit: E! Online)


Season 4 Spoiler: True Blood’s New Werewolf

February 17, 2011

Shreveport Packmaster Has Been Cast!

Daniel Buran casted as Raoul for True Blood Season 4Season 4 of True Blood is drawing closer, and with that the cast continues to grow. And we’ve got great news for Werewolf fans – The Packmaster has been chosen. Actor Daniel Buran has been cast and will no doubt play an important role as Alcide’s sometimes furry boss, Raoul.

Not much is known about Raoul’s role in Season 4 however in the episode 4.5 casting call, he is described as:

“30s – early 40s, Caucasian, a tough, intense man, shorter than Alcide (Joe Manganiello), he’s the werewolf packmaster of Shreveport….7 EPISODE ARC GUEST STAR”

Daniel’s previous work includes CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Level 26 and Southland.

What do you think of this most recent casting? Will Raoul shake things up in Shreveport and Bon Temps? Does this spell trouble for Sookie?

Source: – HBO Series ‘True Blood’ And ‘Luck’ Add Recurring Players



Joe Manganiello Runs Hot in Italian Vanity Fair

December 5, 2010

There is no question that vampires are sexy. True Blood has them in spades for both the female and male contingents. But what about werewolves? We met one in the form of Joe Manganiello who portrays the ruggedly-handsome and very sexy Alcide Herveaux in season three of True Blood.

Hot Stuff

Joe Manganiello in Vogue ItaliaThe actor recently was given an opportunity to pose for Italian Vanity Fair or Vanity Fair Italia as it is better known in Europe. Best known for being on the cutting edge of high fashion, the magazine gets major points for calling attention to something us Truebies already know; Joe Manganiello is hot. The spread features Manganiello shirtless and showing off just how hard he’s worked to keep his very lovely physique in shape.

According to the report by E! Online’s Ted Casablanca, the photo shoot was very much nature-themed with our favorite werewolf spending some time in the dirt as well as on logs and hanging from trees. Perhaps the photographer was trying to channel Joe’s on-screen persona? Whatever the case, there is no question that Joe has definitely proven that werewolves are just as sexy as the vampires on True Blood.

While the new season of True Blood is still months away from premiere, these pictures from Italian Vanity Fair should keep us all warm during these long winter months. Don’t you think?

Source: E! Online – Molto Delizioso! Joe Manganiello Takes It Off for Italia

Photo: Vogue Italia


Joe Manganiello’s ‘Werewolf’ Spit Wanted by Enthusiastic Fan

October 23, 2010

Fan Tries to Gather Joe Manganiello’s “Werewolf” Spit at Comic Con

It looks like vampire blood isn’t the only thing with curative properties. True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (Werewolf Alcide) was approached by a extremely enthusiastic fan at New York’s Comic Con earlier this month.

An odd woman crept up to Manganiello in an attempt to collect his spit. The unnamed woman seemed certain that his “werewolf” saliva had supernatural powers.
According to Manganiello, the strange fan “had heard werewolf saliva could heal any ailment.”

Luckily for Manganiello, security removed the woman before she got close enough to gather her prize. Lucky for True Blood fans, Manganiello’s Werewolf Alcide will be back in June 2011 as a regular.

Source: – Fan Wanted Joe Manganiello’s ‘Werewolf’ Spit

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Joe Manganiello Figured a Beard Would Work

September 23, 2010

Joe Manganiello on Hair

Although shooting for Season 4 of True Blood hasn’t started yet, Joe Manganiello still keeps his rugged werewolf look intact.  Speaking with New York Magazine recently, Joe was asked a lot of questions about his well manicured beard.

One of the questions he was asked was if his short cropped beard was part of his look for playing Alcide HerveauxJoe did indeed read the books to understand his character.  And then he added his own touches.

“And there’s kind of a reclusive, construction-working, woodsy, kind of, you know, secretive guy, so I figured a beard would work.”

Of course he then admitted that he hates to shave!  Fortunately for him, his beard does not grow very long, so keeping it looking neat is not difficult.

The discussion moved on to body hair – Joe‘s and that of the other male cast members.  Joe said that due to his Sicilian and Armenian heritage, he’s pretty hairless.  Funny for a werewolf.

About his fellow True Blood mates?

“I don’t know.  I haven’t shaved any of them, so I couldn’t tell you.”

Good answer.


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Grant Bowler Discusses His Career and True Blood

August 14, 2010

In an interview with Da Man Magazine, Grant Bowler responded to a variety of questions.  They were mainly about his acting background but several questions touched on his stint as the V-addicted, tough biker werewolf, Coot, on this season’s True Blood.

While touring with a company in Australia doing Shakespeare, Grant said he fell in love with performing, touring and the classics.  But he enjoys working in television and film as well.

“…it just comes down to the script and the role.  I go for what interests me in terms of material, not the delivery method.”

About working on True Blood, Grant said he’s become good friends with his cast-mates and likes to hang out with them.  With Los Angeles as his base, his best mates include Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Brit Morgan, Denis O’Hare and Joe Manganiello.

Grant claims he is an avid people watcher.  His skill at observation helps him enhance his performance skills.  As far as getting into character to play Coot, Grant said he has to let go of being civilized.  He does “whatever feels good, in an id-driven way”.  And yes, he hopes the “writing gods” will bring him back in Season 4.

Comparing fame in Australia with fame in the U.S., Grant said that there is more intensity in the States.  In Australia, he would get a nod or smile in recognition.  But here, “They seem to have a much stronger relationship with celebrity as a culture”.

It’s pretty apparent that Grant is loving his life.  Quoting Shakespeare, he says,

“Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”  Asked why he likes this line from Hamlet, Grant responded, “That’s living a happy life, right there, wrapped up in a nutshell.”

SOURCE: Da Man Magazine

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Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux on True Blood Draws New Fan Base

August 7, 2010

Joe Manganiello was recently interviewed by Interview Magazine where he discussed in detail how he trained to play werewolf Alcide Herveaux, and how much he is enjoyi9ng his role on his favorite TV show, True Blood.

“I feel like I’ve been pretending I was a werewolf since I was a little kid.  But it takes work.  It’s about dialect work… I’m not going to lie–it’s about going to the gym.  It’s a lot about letting it all go, remembering when you were a crazy primal kid running around and screaming.  I wouldn’t tell anyone to study werewolves–I studied wolves, how they moved, their tendencies and sensibilities.”

It was recently announced that we will be seeing Alcide in Season 4 instead of just the initial 6 episodes he was signed for.  Joe said “it was exhilarating to find out I was going to be a regular character”.

Along with being a major character on a hit show comes fame.  And Joe finds himself with a new kind of fan base.  In reference to his attending Comic-Con this year, Joe remarked on the level of hysteria of the show’s fans.  He was totally overwhelmed.  But as he was a fan of the show before he joined the cast, he said “I get it”.  He attributes the frenzy with Alan Ball‘s writing.

“The story telling and dialogue is really intelligent, and it draws you in, so you care so much about the characters.”

Joe relayed a recent fan encounter while in a New York department store. He felt as if someone was staring at him, and after 10 minutes he looked up to discover a “horde” of women following him.

“I walked into another room and one lady screamed ‘WHERE’S THAT WEREWOLF AT?!’  I waved at her and a bunch of ladies started hooting and hollering.  It was great.  It was fun.”


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