Video: Joe Manganiello Reveals His Love for True Blood

November 20, 2011 by  

Yorkshire Terriers, Love Squares, and Werewolves, Oh My!

Joe Manganiello as True Blood’s AlcideIn a recent interview, Emma Roberts, an Entertainment Reporter for MSN Entertainment, spoke with the statuesque Joe Manganiello about his role as Alcide Herveaux on HBO‘s True Blood.  At 6’5″ and 225 lbs, Manganiello is not only a beefy hunk of a man, but as Roberts notes, is charming and adorable.  When Alcide growls, Manganiello revealed that he’s channelling his 8 lb Yorkshire Terrier when Hercules (how effing sexy is a big man with a tiny dog named Hercules?) is threatened with the prospect of losing his pig-ear treat. If you weren’t swooning over Joe before, now would be a good time to start.

What Manganiello loves, and what audiences love about his role as Alcide, is what we love about dogs: “he’s very loyal, he has a big heart; no matter all the bad things that happen to him, he keeps coming back.”  And why does Alcide originally fall for Sookie?  She smells good.  (I wish he’d sniff me out!)

About the forming love square between his character, Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton and Eric Northman, Manganiello surmises,

“My character offers something very different to the other two vampire suitors – he can go out with Sookie during the day, take her to tea, go to the beach. So they can do other things in the daylight that the others can’t.”

He adds that vampires can be “savage and duplicitous.” Whereas werewolves can also be savage, “Alcide in particular has a very strong moral code which isn’t necessarily present in the other characters on the show.”  He articulates that Alcide has fallen for Sookie because she has a spunk, an energy of light; when he’s forced to take her into the underground world of werewolves in Season 3, he feels inclined to protect her and those feelings never disappear.

Truebies, if you want to enjoy Manganiello’s delightful personality in video form, watch the full interview below and let us know what you think in the Comments section!

<a href='http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/msn-exclusive-interview-joe-manganiello-talks-true-blood/2t2da9ti?src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='MSN exclusive interview: Joe Manganiello talks True Blood'>Video: MSN exclusive interview: Joe Manganiello talks True Blood</a>

Source: MSN UK TV

Photo: HBO

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