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Joe Manganiello Covers 'Out' March 2012

Joe Manganiello Covers 'Out' March 2012

True Blood hunk Joe Manganiello takes the cover of Out magazine’s March 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 35-year-old actor had to share:

On interviewing a former male stripper for Magic Mike research: “All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab, but it was the time of his life – this insanely destructive lifestyle, this club life. It was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll…and getting paid to take your clothes off and have sex.”

On nudity in True Blood: “As far as the butt cheeks stuff goes, it just makes sense. It’s not gratuitous; it’s realistic. If you’re a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks. The show is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It’s not like other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on.”

On loving his role on True Blood: “It utilizes each part of my eclectic personality. There’s the kid who loves monsters, and I can be athletic, but I also love history and I can research wolves and Southern dialects. The dialogue is so rich – it’s Tennessee Williams with Chekhovian layers – and that fulfills my bookwormy playwright side. I’m so fortunate. Plus, I get to have a beard all the time.”

For more from Joe, visit Out.com!

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  • http://hot Kitty

    He is so hot and beautiful. No wonder people are obessed with him.

  • Ivy League Student

    He is disturbing looking and it looks like she should shave. Act like a human being not like an overgrown ape!

  • http://www.DiatribesAndOvations.com DiatribesAndOvations

    He’s perfectly cast in “True Blood” and my household looks forward to its return to HBO (not soon enough).

  • Stacy

    I love him. Not only is he freakingly, gorgeously hot, he always sounds mature and intelligent.

  • Annie

    love him! so hot…

  • Kris Jenner

    He must be related to the Kardashians! He’s the worst actor on True Blood yet gets the most press!? Even worse, he’s incredibly good looking but lacks any discernible sex appeal. Cast him in a movie along side Ryan Gosling and/or Michael Fassbender and he would fade right into the woodwork.

  • ROME

    ITALIAN STALLION!!!

  • thighmegatampon

    haha. i like the dig at twilight re: “tiny jean shorts”