Joe Manganiello is becoming really well-known for taking his shirt off. The 35-year-old, who recent characters feature the actor sans shirt, is now starring as a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike and werewolf Alcide in HBO’s True Blood.
But, he doesn’t really care. “The only hesitation was just that voice in my head that said, ‘Okay, everybody makes such a big deal out of you being shirtless on True Blood. Now you’re going to be a male stripper,’” he told NBC New York. “So there was just a thought about that—but who cares? I’m known for being shirtless in projects helmed by Oscar winners. So what? Fine. I think that if it was a male stripper movie with most anyone else you probably would look at it cross-eyed, but it’s Steven. Then you go, ‘Okay, it’s Steven. It’s Channing [Tatum.] It’s [Matthew] McConaughey.” Read more