As per usual when we post pictures of him, we only ask that the ladies and ladyboys give us a second to get out of the way so you don’t trample us while in the throes of your lust. But trust us; it’s worth it. That last picture is just a big, dripping ice cream cone of a man. Try not to lick your monitor if you’re in work right now. Save the monitor-licking for the privacy of your own bedroom. We’re just looking out for you here at T Lo Career Advising International.
Joe Manganiello featured in the February/March 2012 issue of DaMan Indonesia photographed by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack and styled by Joshua Seth.
DA MAN: What do you think the future holds for the long-running True Blood? Do you think the public will continue to have an appetite for werewolves and vampires?
Joe Manganiello: I don’t consider True Blood a part of a fad. It’s a critically acclaimed show written and performed by critically acclaimed people on the best network that’s ever existed in television. The trick to it is that it’s a show about being human … it just uses super-powered creatures to make its point. That is what has made it a cultural phenomenon and is what will allow it to run as long as it wants to … or at least until the vampires all start to noticeably age.
DA MAN: Do the producers require you to hit the gym or shape your body in certain ways, or is that something you just do for yourself and would do regardless?
Joe Manganiello: Nothing is required by the producers. The producers trusted me to create a look and a manner of behavior for both my character and for the entire race of werewolves. With that said, I am the type of person that does everything 150 percent. It’s just the way I am. The character is described in the books by Charlaine as looking a certain way and what you see is my interpretation of that. If I decided that the role didn’t require it, believe me, I’d be laying on the couch right now eating doughnuts and pizza. My part in the ensemble is of the giant, barrel-chested, boulder-armed, hot-blooded, protective, lumberjack-ish werewolf. He’s part man, part animal. In my mind, the more physically imposing I made him, the more his inner sensitivity was going to resonate with the viewers.
Hooded windbreaker by 3.1 Philip Lim. Jacket and pants by G-Star.
Shirt by KLP. Suit by Joseph Abboud. Shoes and belt by Mezlan. Watch by Frédérique Constant.
Shirt by William Rast. Pants by G-Star.
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Shirt by 3.1 Philip Lim. Pants by G-Star.
[Photo Credit: Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for daman.co.id]