True Blood’s Alcide, Joe Manganiello spoke to Entertainment Weekly while he was in New York City over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, promoting his new short film advertising Magnum ice cream, “As Good As Gold.” During their talk, Joe leaked some hints about his character and said that new showrunner Brian Buckner, ‘starts season 6 with a bang.’
Joe goes on to say more about Buckner: “He’s letting loose a lot of the things that he’s wanted to do the past few years and maybe didn’t get around to doing.” Last we saw Alcide, he’d just become the new packmaster. “He’s in charge of this unruly group of werewolves, and it’s not the best job in the world. I’ll just say that,” the actor adds.
And, Joe fans will be happy to hear that they got a bit more:
Alcide will have more sex, he confirms. “Whether or not there are Hong Kong wires, I don’t want to give any of that away,” he says, laughing. “But we definitely get into some territory that hasn’t been covered yet on True Blood. I thought I’d done it all, seen it all, but they somehow found a way to top last year.”
As you know, Joe’s famed physique has also inspired Simon & Schuster to ask him to write a fitness book that will be on shelves in time for the holidays. Joe says:
“It’s everything that we’ve forgotten that worked from, say, the 1800s and up, combined with everything we’ve learned about the body in the past century,” says Manganiello, who’ll also share personal stories of the obstacles he’s had to overcome. “It’s meant to stand on the shoulders of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.” Thanks to the friendship Manganiello and Schwarzenegger developed while filming David Ayer’s gritty film Ten last year, Schwarzenegger agreed to write the forward for the book.