True Blood’s Joe Manganiello is a Werewolf in Deep Water

July 31, 2013 by  

Astra Awards, sharks at Manly, his Rugby team, the Balmain Tigers:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled 'In the Evening'

Best known for his role of werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood, Joe Manganiello has been visiting Australia’s shores promoting Season 6 of the hit series as he attended the Astra awards last week.

Not his first visit to Australia, he actually came out here in 2005 with the band Goldfinger, for whom he was a roadie. That 20 hour Australian stopover coincided with the Balmain Tigers winning the premiership that year and so the rugby passion began. Joe donned his beloved team’s, black, white and gold jersey at a match at Campbelltown on Monday night after meeting the team.

His girlfriend, model Bridget Peters, has been accompanying him on this trip and they dove for over an hour in the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary with a shiver of grey nurse sharks.

After Joe hit dry land again he declared it was,

“One of the most unbelievable experiences of my life.”

While appearing on Channel 10’s The Project, sexual insinuations and hose jokes aside, Joe was asked the tough questions. When asked if he’d had any interesting or crazy experiences with the fans, here’s what he had to say:

“I have really interesting fan encounters all the time…. [at Comic Con] My latest fan encounter where, we speak on a panel in front of about 5000 fans every year so, the roar is deafening when you walk out onto that stage….when the cheering kinda subsided, this one lone husky male voice, in the vein of Buffalo Bill from ‘Silence of the Lambs’ said ‘Joe, I love you” and I almost expected the follow up to be ‘put the lotion in the basket’… the deepest huskies male voice I’ve ever heard say I love you! ”

Talking about his time on Magic Mike he also shared the thing that was most requested was the fireman suit:

“I don’t understand it” he said.

Oh but Joe, we do…. It’s hot!

As a child he’d prayed to god to become a werewolf,  having been told by the nuns that if you prayed hard enough you got what you wanted. When he got the call for True Blood, it seemed that those prayers have been answered.

I know I speak for a lot of women here; ‘thank you’ to who ever answered those prayers!


The Herald Sun 30 July 2013 – True Blood star Joe Manganiello goes swimming with the sharks at Manly after cheering on Wests Tigers

The Project 25th July 2013

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)