We here at The Vault are very familiar with Joe Manganiello and we all know that once the new season of ‘True Blood’ starts airing, he will be on every list of hot, sexy men out there. Joe has just been interviewed by TV Squad about his experiences with his new role of Alcide Herveaux and in it also lays out some spoilers. Here’s part of that interview:
In an exclusive interview with TV Squad, Manganiello dished the dirt on his character’s juicy relationship with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), the story behind Alcide’s homicidal ex, and why those ‘Twilight’ werewolves better “bring it on.”
We don’t know what it is about Sookie Stackhouse, but that girl manages to attract more prime chunks of supernatural man-meat than any one woman deserves, and Manganiello’s Alcide is no exception. “He’s big, he’s strong, he’s protective,” Manganiello said of his character. “He’s kind of a recluse — he just wants to live his life and be left alone.”
Can we get an “awww”? The actor has previously described Alcide as the “moral compass” of the show, which seems strange, considering how loose ‘True Blood’ is with its morals …
“I’m interested to see how [that] plays and how the fans respond to it, because it really is bringing something new to the show,” Manganiello conceded. “Alcide is this just and moral man, and he sees some things going on that he can’t ignore, and so that kind of throws him into the action. He’s a big, sensitive bunny rabbit inside of this wolf monster clothing … A sheep in wolf’s clothing!”
For ‘True Blood’ fans familiar with the books — or the show’s previously released spoilers — you may already be aware that Alcide is brought into Sookie’s life by that Nordic hunk of vampire, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) to protect our trouble-prone waitress on her search for her undead boyfriend Bill (Stephen Moyer).
Unlucky for Bill, sparks invariably start flying between Sookie and her furry bodyguard, and forget about a love triangle; Manganiello teased that we’re definitely in line for a “love square” this season. “There’s a fondness and a bond that grows between Alcide and Sookie,” he admitted coyly. “Sookie’s spunk brings him out of his shell and I think he recognizes that he really likes that.”
Does that mean we might see a vampire vs. werewolf showdown that would put ‘Twilight’ to shame?
“Vampires and werewolves don’t like each other to begin with,” Manganiello said, choosing his words carefully so as not to reveal too much (shucks!). “And if anyone were to mistreat Sookie in any way, the beast inside of Alcide would be unleashed … ”
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