True Blood’s Joe Manganiello to Star in Magnum’s New Campaign

April 15, 2013 by  

Joe Manganiello Screams for Ice Cream:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBO's True Blood

Everyone’s favorite werewolf from HBO’s True Blood will be starring as a criminal extraordinaire for Magnum Gold ice cream’s newest web series!

Actor Joe Manganiello humorously explains:

“When my mother heard that I was going to be a spokesman for Magnum, she got really upset, but I said, ‘No, no, no, Mom—it’s ice cream.’”

He says that in the new campaign he’ll be attempting to:

“…pull off the heist of the century, but unfortunately—or fortunately—for me, I cross paths with another professional criminal also after the same loot.”

What loot? Only a Zac Posen-designed, one-of-kind 24-karat gold dress valued at $1.5 million, along with a lucky lady that Manganiello describes as a “beautiful Brazilian model.”

The actor was especially prepared for this role, admitting that he had some experience with theft from his younger years, all due to his love of comic books.

“This is completely dorky, but I used to read comic books so fast. I was a total comic book geek, and I used to read them so fast that I’d just steal them,”

Fortunately, the actor fixed his mistakes, no matter how overdue:

“I did go back in my late twenties and I found the store in Pittsburgh. The comics were still in my mom’s closet. I called up the store and it was the same owner and the same location and I went and returned to him all of the comic books that I stole.”

Another surprising thing the buff actor does: eat ice cream!

As shocking as that is, he adds:

“When I’m not running around naked in the woods.”

Can’t wait to see him doing just that during True Blood’s upcoming sixth season!

Source: EOnline – True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Reveals Childhood Secret

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)