Joe Managiello with his girlfriend Audra Marie, Kristin Bauer with husband Abri van Straten and Mariana Klaveno attended the Second Annual Art of Elysium Genesis Event at Milk Studios on August 28, 2010 in Hollywood, California. More photos in the Photo Gallery.
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Several True Blood cast members were spotted out and about at parties.
Joe Manganiello attended the Virgin America Official Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) After Party on August 27, 2010 in West Hollywood. More in the Photo Gallery.
Mariana Klaveno and her boyfriend Luis Patino attended the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Performer Nominee Reception held at the Pacific Design Center on August 27, 2010 in West Hollywood. More in the Photo Gallery.
Grant Bowler and actress Anna Hutchison sat in the front row for the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Review Show 10 group show as part of Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2010, at Sydney Town Hall on August 28, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. More in the Photo Gallery.
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, talks about his love of vampires at a very early age in the video below. However, in True Blood Joe plays Sookie’s wolfman bodyguard, Alcide. Watch as he explains why playing a real animal is cathartic. Plus: See what he has to say about a Sookie-Alcide relationship.
The Emmy fever has begun, True Blood has been nominated and we can’t wait for Sunday to see if they will win, fingers crossed.
Ryan Kwanten, Todd Lowe, Natasha Alam and Joe Manganiello were all spotted trying out the goodies at the Kari Feinstein Primetime Emmy Awards Style Lounge Day 1 held at Montage Beverly Hills hotel on August 26, 2010 in Beverly Hills. More photos in the Photo Gallery.
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello who play’s Alcide Herveaux is on the cover of the lastest Entertainment Weekly Magazine which hits the stands August 27.
Melissa at Examiner.com just got an exclusive interview with True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and in her interview she finds out some interesting information about the man who plays the werewolf, Alcide on True Blood.
One thing I’m sure many of the True Blood fans will be thrilled about is that he wants to go to the Eyecon Convention in November and tells her to ask the promoters to contact him.
Below is part of the written interview with Joe. Or, if you prefer, there is also audio from the interview below the text.
Joe Manganiello took the time to speak with me about a range of topics. Here he talks True Blood, travel, his first date with his current girlfriend, the downside to his recent fame, and how he wants to attend EyeCon. For extra fun, I tossed in some “this or that” questions where he was either quick to answer or had to do some debating. Read on!
Getting cast on True Blood was something that you really wanted. What is your favorite part about working on the show?
What is my favorite, favorite part about working on the show? It’s being in such good company I think. I come from classical theater training and when I went to college it was a bunch of kids that were hand-picked from around the world. I was around such brilliant, young minds and incredible artists with incredible teachers. Then I came to Hollywood and it was never that good again. You bounce around Hollywood with a bunch of people who are “actors” who don’t speak the same language as you. Then I wind up on True Blood then all of a sudden I’m back with….it’s like that Blind Mellon video. It was like I found my way back to the land of the bumblebees. Everybody speaks the same language. They’re all classically trained theater people. Very intelligent, and deep, and well spoken. So for me, it was like spending ten years wandering around in the woods and finding my way back home. It really feels like I am back home; like I’m amongst my people again.
How stoked are you about coming back as a regular for the fourth season?
In a lot of ways I’m happy. I was so glad they brought me on for six episodes and that was it. So, I didn’t know if Alcide was going to come back or not, I honestly didn’t know what they were planning. I’m super excited to get to play this character more, I’m excited to be on my favorite show permanently, Also, as a bit of a journey man actor, I mean, it’s nice to know where I’m going to be.
A steady job!
Yeah! It’s good to have a steady job! Aside from the fact that it is my favorite show and I’m playing my favorite character I have ever played. Honestly, every time I see a full moon I think, “That’s my moon!”
How are you dealing with the sudden amount of attention now that you’re on the show?
Well, that’s definitely been an adjustment. It’s weird when you realize that there’s somebody ….it’s 100 degrees out and there’s somebody sitting in a car outside your house waiting for you to walk out. Or if you just got done with a workout and there’s somebody waiting for a picture of you. So, that kind of stuff has been a bit of an adjustment. But, the other side of it is that I was at the gym today working out and this girl ran up to me and wanted to tell me that I am her and all of her friends’ favorite character on the show.
I think you became a very big favorite for a lot of people!
That’s amazing to me! That’s incredible to me! I mean, you are going to have that feeling that you’re being watched a lot more than normal. But, aside from that you’re going to get to share some really cool….fans are going to share some really cool stuff with you. I’m on a show that people love and I’m playing a character that people love.
Is there an actor or actress that would be your dream co-star any time in the future?
Well, Charlaine was asked who she would like to see on the show and she said that she would like to see David Bowie play Sookie’s great-grandfather. I think that would be unbelievable as a David Bowie fan, but also as a fan of Labyrinth. I think that would be the best addition to the show ever! A lot of people have been asking me who I would like to see play Alcide’s father. I have my dream wish list and I think Jeff Bridges would be great as Alcide’s dad. Or Sam Elliott or Sam Shepard; one of those guys would be a dream come true.
Do you have any other talents such as singing, dancing, or playing a musical instrument? We know you’re an athlete, but anything else?
Nice throwing. I’m serious! I’m an excellent, excellent, excellent nice thrower!
You have probably done a fair amount of traveling in your time, what’s your favorite city to visit besides your hometown?
Besides Pittsburgh, I love Australia. I love Australia.
A lot of fans would like to know if you’re planning on attending the EyeCon True Blood convention in Orlando in November?
If they contact me, I would love to! So, tell whoever is running it or the promoter to contact Fifteen Minutes and….yeah, I’d love to!
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TV Guide Network caught up with True Blood cast members Joe Manganiello and Denis O’Hare at this year’s Comic-Con! See what this season’s hottest werewolf and most devious vampire have to say about their new jobs.
source: TV Guide
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello attended the 2010 Breakthrough Of The Year Awards at Pacific Design Center on August 15, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.
The yearly awards ceremony celebrates a diverse range of extraordinary talent in multiple fields of excellence including film, TV, sport, music, the arts, technology, philanthropy and social media.
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Joe Manganiello is featured in the September 2010 issue of Women’s Health magazine.
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