Below are two videos of True Blood’s Joe Manganiello promoting his new book “Evolution.” One is an interview he had last week with Huffington Post and the other was an appearance with Fox News.
Joe Manganiello @joemanganiello (New York, NY) Star of HBO’s “True Blood”; Author of “Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted”; Television & Film Actor. They also have a clip from Joe’s new film, Sabotage. Don’t miss the discussion about True Blood. Joe tells what he thinks the end of True Blood should be and whether Eric will be back in Season 7.
Joe Manganiello, True Blood’s Alcide joins Rachael Ray and her guest co-host for the day, Regis Philbin, this coming Monday, December 9 – WatchJoe and Regis Philbin go head-to-head in a classic carnival game to test their strength!
After each of his swings, Joe answers a question from one of our viewers (he reveals the strangest place anyone’s ever asked him to sign an autograph!). Regis decided he also wanted to give it a try. And like Joe, he decided the ladies would like it if he took off his jacket.
Joe also chats about his experience being on True Blood. The show airs this coming Monday and I’d be happy to pass on more photos or a video clip if you’re interested. Viewers can check RachaelRayShow.com to see when the show airs in their area.
So, who hit it harder: Joe or Regis?! Watch the video and look at the photos and tune in on Monday to find out!
And last, we learn a lot about Joe’s past when he met up with Huffngton Post.
Did you know that Joe Manganiello wasn’t always the buff werewolf you see today on “True Blood.” The 36-year-old actor stopped by HuffPost Live today (Dec. 3) to discuss his new book, “Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted,” and revealed that he struggled with alcohol problem in his 20s.
Joe Manganiello as a teen
“There was a period of about four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career],” he told host Alyona Minkovski. “And I talk about that a lot in the book. It was one of those obstacles that I had to get over and once again I needed to clear the road in order for these things to happen, so it really is an inside job. I had to clean up my act and figure that whole situation out.”
When asked if he drinks anymore, Manganiello said, “No, it’s been over 11 years.”
“My life was ruined,” he added of his struggle. “I was homeless, careless and broke with no career, so yes, it was worth it [to get sober].”
The 6-foot-5 hunk used his newfound strength to get healthy and take care of his body. Believe it or not, Manganiello was once a skinny little kid, as you can see in the below photo.
He told HuffPost Live that he was bullied as a teen, but that the pressure to be better made him stronger.
“Failure became a huge part of my success story,” he explained. “Now, you hear about these soccer games kids play when goals aren’t counted. Everybody gets the orange slice and the pat on the back and everybody says ‘Good job!’ And that wasn’t the case for me and I think I benefited from that. I’m glad that I lost, I’m glad that I failed, I’m glad that I felt that way and decided to do something about it … I never wanted to feel that way again and it drove me.”
Joe Manganiello stopped by HuffPost Live studios to discuss his new workout book “Evolution,” but, of course, the conversation turned to talk about the series’ upcoming final season.
When asked how he would like “True Blood” to end, Manganiello bluntly said it should end “like a Shakespearean tragedy, it would just be a giant pile of bodies. Kill everybody.”
While that may sound sad to “True Blood” fans, Manganiello buffered his comment by saying he also wanted to see Sookie and Bill’s relationship tied up nicely. “As a fan of the show, it was always about Sookie and Bill, so it has to be about some sort of resolution in whatever shape that takes.”
The first trailer for the Joe Manganiello’s film “Sabotage” has hit the web.
In SABOTAGE, Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that’s always assigned to take on the world’s most deadly drug cartels. But after successfully raiding a cartel safe-house, team members start getting picked off one by one. SABOTAGE stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Mireille Enos. The David Ayer directed film hits theaters on April 11th, 2014.
Joe Manganiello is seen in his role of Grinder, in the photos below from new action-thriller ”Sabotage,” directed David Ayer’s starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also in the cast are: Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos.
In Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the ten members mysteriously start to be eliminated.
On Tuesday, November 12, Joe Manganiello made a surprise appearance at Goldfinger’s concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York’s Times Square. He introduced the band, onstage before they launched into a set of their hits. The band was a co-headliner in a lineup of the Don’t Stop Skankin tour, which brought together ska veterans Reel Big Fish, Orlando-based Beebs and Her Money Makers (who covered Miley Cyrus‘s “Wrecking Ball”), and Kansas City rockers, Beautiful Bodies.
“Joe seemed very excited as he brought Goldfinger to the stage,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “He even told the crowd how he used to roadie for the band almost 10 years ago.” The source adds, “Backstage, Joe was in great spirits and seemed very excited to watch his friends put on an amazing show.” As the night continued, Manganiello mingled with fans and recounted his days on the road.
It seems many of the True Blood cast are in New York, during the hiatus between seasons. Below are some photos of Joe Manganiello from his appearance at VH1 ‘You Oughta Know In Concert’ 2013 on November 11, 2013 at Roseland Ballroom in the big apple.
Below is a video of Joe on the red carpet, click on the image to see the video:
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello appeared at two events in the LA area recently.
First Joe attended Ermenegildo Zegna Global Store Opening hosted by Gildo Zegna and Stefano Pilati at Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique on November 7, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
At the next event, Joe spoke onstage and appeared on the red carpet at Hamilton and Los Angeles Confidential Magazine’s announcement of the 7th Annual Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.