VIDEO: True Blood’s Joe Manganeillo and the Sock of Destiny

September 6, 2010 by  

True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello tells ExtraTV that before he became the sexy werewolf, Alcide Herveaux on True Blood he had worked in construction, very much like his character, and the various ways he gets ready for his nude scenes on the show.

“I was shoveling sand and gravel off the back of a truck trying to make ends meet for a little while in there,” he said of his pre-stardom days. “Hauling cement bags and jackhammers… it got rough.”

Now instead of sweating in dirty jobs he has True Blood fans feeling the heat and sweating as they watch Joe him strip down sometimes for his performance on the show.

“We all have to appear naked on the show,” said Manganiello. “You get three choices [on how to cover up], one’s a sock, a thong with a plastic back — and I was warned that when you run really fast the plastic will snap… The third [choice] is the man panty or the manty — which is so tight and constricting.” Joe told Lauren he decided to go with the sock.”

Enjoy the video below as Joe discusses his new found fame on True Blood.


  • ~ Caitlin

    Joe is such a cutie. He seems so sweet and genuine. I was a fan of his when he was on “One Tree Hill”. Hopefully, he will respise his role as Owen for the last season. I’m glad he will be a main character on True Blood next season. Truly, he deserves the best that life has to offer. I second what val said, Joe’s girlfriend is a very lucky woman. He is the entire package.

  • val

    Boy, he just seems to be so real! He doesn’t act conceited or full of himself at ALL! Even though I am into Alex S,I think Joe’s girlfriend is one lucky lady! Its hard to find someone who looks good and isn’t stuck on themselves. Stay sweet Joe!