True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Talks Wedding Planning

January 19, 2011 by  

Thoughts on His Father, His Wedding, and the Upcoming Season:

Joe Manganiello, who plays gorgeous Alcide Herveaux on True Blood, ended 2010 on a high note. He became engaged to girlfriend (now fiance) Audra Marie. He proposed  while the two were on vacation in Italy. Joe spoke to at Art of Elysium’s black tie charity event this past weekend. (Also in attendance at this event was Kristin Bauer van Straten. Read more about that here.) Manganiello chatted briefly about wedding plans, his dad, and what is to come in season 4 of True Blood.

He mentioned the tribute his dad Charles Manganiello did for him when he first started on True Blood,

“My dad was an engineer who never did anything artistic ever. I flew him and his wife out to L.A. for my first episode of True Blood when it aired. He showed up with a framed poem about werewolves that he wrote. My father, you’ve got understand, is like the toughest guy I’ve ever met.”

He also talked about his father’s thoughts on the recent engagement. Manganiello said that his father was very excited about his engagement, and thinks very highly of his fiance. He’s hoping that his dad will do something similar to what he did with the poem for True Blood for his wedding. He added that fiance Audra Marie was “really good at wedding planning” but they “collaborate a lot.” According to him, it’s a “good collaboration.” Unfortunately, all other details about the big day were kept under wraps.

Of course, the interview couldn’t end without a few questions about the new season of True Blood. Here’s what Manganiello shared:

I’m a werewolf so I’m biased to werewolves. We’re going to see a continuation of the last season. More meat-eating, more chest-baring, perhaps more romance.

No new tidbits about season 4 in that statement – but at least he promised more chest-baring! I am waiting patiently for the new season of True Blood, and his teaser just makes me all the more excited! How about you? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Sources: – True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Talks Wedding Planning: ‘It’s A Good Collaboration’
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Edited By: Taylor Usry aka LoveEric