Video: Joe Manganiello Interview with Syfy Germany Part 2!

August 30, 2011 by  

Sock or Sausage Casing?

Joe Manganiello as Alcide HerveauxIs neither an option?  Totally kidding!  If you enjoyed watching the first three videos from Joe Manganiello’s interview with Syfy Germany then you are bound to enjoy the newly posted videos from their interview as well!  During his interview one of the questions he was asked was what scene he remembered most from True Blood.  He answered that so far his most memorable scene was during the filming of Season 4, Episode 4.  (I think we all remember that episode clearly.  Or at least I do!)  He added that during that episode his character gets into a confrontation with Alexander Skarsgård and that there was a lot of nudity involved and a wild animal as well.  Manganiello notes that whenever there is a wolf on set, there are trainers there who must keep its attention, and in order to do so during this episode they waved raw meat over his shoulder, while he was naked (aside from his “sock”), which he describes as a “wild experience.”  Lastly, he explained that his brother would joke with him and threaten to sneak into his trailer and switch his sock out for a sausage casing which would make him very nervous.  Honestly though, would anyone complain if that had happened?  My guess is probably not!

When asked how he manages to stay fit for his role as Alcide Herveaux, he explained that he just has to make time to do it, because it’s his business to do it.  He admits that it’d be easier for him not to work out and stay in shape, but then adds that he loves the show and that being fit is part of his character.  He then points out that he used to idolize Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Cape Fear), as well as Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (Fight Club) for what they each were required to do physically for their roles and the body transformations they were able to make.  He then explains that in the books the character of Alcide is described as “an animal with biceps the size of boulders,” and that he wanted to match that because werewolves are supposed to possess supernatural strength.  (Personally, I think he fits that description just fine!)

Manganiello goes on to discuss which genre he prefers to perform in, and also points out some of the struggles we face each day that fit hand-in-hand with some of the storylines on True Blood.  (Example:  Should vampires and humans be allowed to marry? Should members of the same sex be allowed to marry?)  When he is asked what other role he’d enjoy giving a try on the show he states that he’d like to play a vampire.  He goes on to describe an event from his past when he was three years old involving a Dracula costume, a haunted house, a vampire, and a coffin which was particularly amusing!  (Watch the video for the whole story!)  One of the last questions he is asked is why he feels that True Blood is so successful worldwide.  His response:

“I think it’s funny.  I think it’s very poignant.  People find it true on a human level which is interesting, because it’s a show about vampires and werewolves and fairies and witches, but it’s really about people struggling to be human.  It talks about love and death and also, I thinks it’s the sexiest show on TV.  I think it’s the sexiest show ever made, and I think it’s got the best cast ever put together, and Alan Ball is an incredible writer, and the rest of the writers are unbelievable, and the costume department is amazing, and the set designing department is amazing, so it truly is a collection of the best people in the business, and we have such a huge international cast.   Actors from countries all around the world, from Greece and England and Sweden and Denmark and the United States, and you put them all together.  Put them all together, get everybody naked, throw some blood in there, and it’s a lot of fun.”

I don’t think he could have described the show any better!  Be sure to watch the videos posted below and let us know what you think in the comment section!

A huge thank you to NBC Universal for the contribution!

Source:  Syfy Germany

(Photo: HBO)

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