Shirtless Joe Manganiello: True Blood Buff
“Vampires can get away with having very slight builds and the audience will still believe that they’re super powerful,” the 33-year-old actor tells PopWrap. “Werewolves are animals and in my mind they should be very muscular. Not an extra ounce of fat on them. Really ripped. I wanted people to look at Alcide and think, ‘wow, he’s a super strong animal.’”
As for his ripped physique, Joe adds, “My mom is half Austrian and comes from a long line of giant athletes. I remember my mom doing double bicep flexes and her arms were just ripped. She had like Madonna arms. She would flex and say, “that’s where you get it kid.” So I have my mother to thank.”
The new season of True Blood kicks off this Sunday (June 13) @ 9PM ET/PT on HBO!