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Welcome to Joe Manganiello Central. Your number one growing site on actor, Joe Manganiello. He's well known for his role as Alcide Heveraux on True Blood but has also appeared on How I Met Your Mother & One Tree Hill. His most recent film project LaBare is documentary on the unknown aspects of the world of male strippers and is the first from his production company 359.
Atiqah Rosle sat down with Joe recently and asked a few questions. Here’s an excerpt you can read the rest over at FYeah! Joe Manganiello.
He points out how interesting the process of fitting a show to a network is, which is similar to the experience of trying out for a role.
“I always wind up at the right place at the right time. It’s not really what I ever think,” He adds, referring to a period when he wasn’t able to accept acting projects due to scheduling conflicts. He was, in the end, offered another project… one that lead him to produce and direct the award-winning documentary, La Bare.
What would he choose if he had to pick between acting in a cable TV show or a movie? Joe doesn’t hesitate, “Some of the best storytelling going on right now is happening on cable TV. I’d rather work on a good TV show than work in a bad movie.”
You probably know Joe Manganiello’s face… or abs… as an actor on True Blood or Magic Mike or Spider-Man. But he grew up in Pittsburgh making movies with his brother. And they get back to it with the documentary, La Bare. Joe talked to David Poland about the early years, his aspirations, and some personal research he did for Magic Mike in this first half of the 2-part DP/30 conversation. Published on Aug 18, 2014
Joe Manganiello talks about learning to dance for Magic Mike and the parade of execs that kept showing up on set… the things strippers in La Bare are not supposed to do and how they all happened… his preference for collaborative directors… his book… how Moby set him straight about crossing lines between acting and directing… and more… Published on Aug 21, 2014
A special episode of the Schmoes Know Movies show! Actor/director Joe Mananiello joins us in studio for a very special interview to talk about the documentary he directed “La Bare.” Joe talks about his time on Magic Mike and how that gave him the street credit to film the documentary about the famous Texas club La Bare. We also chat to Joe about almost being Superman, what characters he would like to play in the DC universe and he shares his love of The Dark Crystal.
Director Joe Manganiello’s well-received male stripper documentary La Bare is now available On Demand and on iTunes. To celebrate, EW asked Manganiello and three of his subjects—Cesar, Channing, and JD—to play a game of Never Have I Ever. Watch the video below and read a full transcript to find out about wardrobe malfunctions, unusual injuries, and big tips (money, people, MONEY).
Never Have I Ever… had a wardrobe malfunction. JD: We did “Open Arms,” where you’re supposed to wear a towel with underwear on under it, and you act like you’re showing the girl everything where the crowd can’t see it. And, uh, I forgot to wear the underwear under the towel, so… Channing: I do “Raining Men” at the club. The knee slide part—as soon as I lift my leg, my entire pants just tore apart. All I had was just my underwear on by the end of it. My pants were just gone. Cesar: I did a move, the top ripped off [of my tear-away pants], and one of the ladies onstage said, “You know what, I’m cool with this,” and grabbed them and just ripped them the rest of the way off me—almost knocking me offstage while she did it. Joe: When I was shooting Sabotage, I put on about 20 lbs. I kept splitting, like just blowing the crotches out of all of my jeans in the movie. So the whole joke on set was that every time he killed somebody, he got an erection. So I’d shoot somebody and [mimics], pants would rip open.
Never Have I Ever…injured myself while dancing. JD: I have a broken foot. I was humpin’ the ceiling, which seemed like a really good idea at the time. So when I jumped down, apparently it was too high up to just free fall and [I] snapped my foot in half. It was a good time. I finished the set. I went another 10 minutes. I made $72.
Never Have I Ever…been tipped over $100 by one woman.
[Cesar, Channing, and JD all raise their hands.]
[Cesar, Channing, and JD all raise their hands.] Joe: I’m in the wrong profession.
[Cesar and JD raise their hands.] Channing: Yeah, I’m out on that one.
[Cesar and JD raise their hands.] Joe: $3,000? JD: $2,500 check. Joe: $2,500. [Points to Cesar] Cesar: Six, seven thousand dollar motorcycle.
The video ends, but we need more on that… Cesar: It was a friend of mine. She’s come to visit me probably going on about a year and a half now. We’ve progressed and become really good friends. And for my birthday this past year, she was like, “What do you want?” I’m really horrible about saying that. She’s like, “Just give me a list.” I was like, “Alright.” So I came up with seven things—including a bike, a gun, some shoes, a full range of stuff. “Well, I’m gonna get you the bike.” I was like, sure. I’ve heard this before. “Yeah, no worries. That’s great. Anything from you will make me happy.” So my birthday came around, she didn’t get me the bike. I was like, “No worries. I really wasn’t expecting it.” And then she showed up on a Sunday, a slow night, came up onstage, and she didn’t have any money, which is unlike her, because she normally makes it rain on me. She’s holding a piece of paper. She’s like, “Here you go. Don’t put it in your underwear, you’re gonna mess it up.” I open it up and look, and it’s the title of the bike. The following Wednesday, she comes up to my stage, makes it rain, and she’s like, “When you’re done onstage. Get dressed.” Joe:And she gave you money on top of this? Cesar: Yes. I got dressed, and she’s like, “Hey, come help me with my car real quick.” I walk outside, and sure enough, there it is sitting in front of La Bare. Joe: I see a commercial for, like, Kawasaki in this. The bow on it… Cesar: I might have to contact them and be like, “Hey, I got an advertisement planned for ya.”
Any other injuries to report? Cesar: I have a giant pink scar on my shoulder from doing fire. If I don’t have enough time to hit certain cues, I end up spinning them kinda early and they’re a little oversaturated. I was spinning them, fire goes spittin’ a couple places. I go, “Cool. I’m nowhere near the curtains.” Somehow, I end up doing a move, and I guess I got some fuel on my shoulder. So my shoulder started to burn, and I’m like, “Alright, it will go out in about a second.” And it doesn’t go out, so I turn so the crowd doesn’t see me, but then I’m like, I really can’t stop spinning these things right now. It burned for about eight, 10 seconds, until finally it went out. It looks a little pink, but I think I’m good. I finish my routine and go out to the crowd and start dancing, and they’re like, “What stinks?” Joe: He’s caught the Mohawk on fire, too. Cesar: I’ve caught the Mohawk on fire twice. Channing: My [injuries] have ended in blood. During “Raining Men,” when I went to lift the umbrella, it snapped and sliced through my hand, and I ended up bleeding all down my arm from it. And I’ve fallen off stage so many times and twisted everything at some point, just doing something stupid, and I end up laying on the floor in front of people. … Joe missed all the injuries. Joe: But we did [film] amateur night, with the cartwheels and [one contestant's] little cocktail weiner making an appearance. JD: It’s not really a full weiner, it’s just a wee. Joe: So we got all the mishaps for sure. … There’s so much great stuff that we could have cut three movies out of the footage that we had.
July 3, 2015 is the date of hotter stripping scenes as Magic Mike 2: XXL is now shaping up in the creative minds of Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin.
“It’s legit and it’s happening-and it’s happening pretty soon,” Matt Bomer, playing the part of Ken, stated.
In his appearance in the Ellen DeGeneres show, the actor teased:
“My understanding is it’s gonna start this fall,”
” And I think Channing announced recently that it’s about… it’s kind of a road trip film that leads to a stripper convention.” (via Entertainment Weekly).
When asked about the story line, Tatum admitted that although he’s very much excited to include a new plot twist, he cannot deny the fact that he has been struggling as well.
He said that the plot, which is all about travelling in a friend’s van while doing some sexy dance moves in front of 3,000 screaming women, has been inspired by two strippers’ conventions he attended.
“We don’t want to make it a serious, slice-of-life movie. We want reality in it, but we don’t want to make it some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last one, and I think it surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want there to be a lot of conflict and struggle, but we also want a s***-ton of fun. Just ridiculous stuff that you would never see in a movie,” he said.
The strip scenes of Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello are set to make a flash on the big screen once again next year, July 3.
But how about Matthew McConaughey?
As per Magic Mike star Gabriel Iglesias, Matthew might not be part of the sequel anymore. In an interview with the Dish Nation, he spilled “Word has it that Matthew’s probably not gonna be involved in this one because he’s worth a lot of money because of the whole Oscar thing.”
Matthew recently bagged the Academy Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the movie Dallas Buyers Club. “He’s worth a lot of money…that whole Oscar thing, the nerve right?” Iglesias joked.
In that case, we may no longer see him revisiting the role of Dallas, a former stripper who owns Xquisite. In the movie, Dallas trained and groomed all the dancers including “Magic Mike”.
So are we expecting a change in the storyline? According to Channing, the sequel which will be called Magic Mike XXL, will shift the action from Florida nightclubs to the road. “This one will be a road trip movie,” he shared.
Greg Jacobs will be the director of Magic Mike 2: XXL.
E!’s “Chelsea Lately” is ending its legendary run with a live finale on Tuesday August 26th featuring a star-packed series finale that will be sure to make TV history. After seven years, Chelsea Handler is saying goodbye and some of her very famous friends are stopping by to help mark the occasion when Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and 30 more of Hollywood’s biggest stars descend upon the famed Stage 1 at Universal Studios for one last curtain call.
Rap star 50 Cent will stop by to perform with his group G Unit and reminisce with Chelsea – his former lover. This will be the first time they are together since breaking up. The live finale of “Chelsea Lately” finale will go down in television history when a countless array of celebrities come to pay homage to Chelsea.
Justin Theroux, Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Joe Manganiello, Leah Remini, Selena Gomez, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver and Kristen Chenoweth, Trace Adkins, Avril Lavigne, James Van Der Beek, Rachel Bilson, Mary McCormack, Kelly Osbourne, Helen Hunt, Sheila E, Richard Marx, Kathryn Hahn, Johnny Knoxville, Tim Gunn, Anna Faris, Gabriel Iglesias, Chloe Grace Moretz, Buzz Aldrin, Sammy Hagar, Vanessa Hudgens, Sophia Bush, Jenny & Jason Biggs, Allison Janney, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Nealon, Marlee Matlin and David Hasselhoff will all close the show in a musical number that will blow the roof off Stage 1.
Host Chelsea Handler has made tens of millions laugh over seven successful seasons on E! with over 1300 episodes of “Chelsea Lately,” reigning over late night with her unabashed wit, no-holds-barred sarcasm and a level of hilarity that is unrivaled. “Chelsea Lately’s” LIVE series finale airs Tuesday, August 26 only on E! at 11:00pm
NAME: Joe Manganiello OCCUPATION: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer BIRTH DATE: December 28, 1976 (Age: 37) ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn PLACE OF BIRTH: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania FULL NAME: Joseph Michael Manganiello PARENTS: Charles and Susan Manganiello SIBLING: Nick Manganiello SOCIAL MEDIA:
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(on his character, Brad, on How I Met Your Mother) “CBS had originally wanted another actor to play Brad, but the writers and producers convinced them to give me the part instead. I was only slated to shoot one episode, but they liked what I was doing so much that they rewrote the character of Brad in the next episode for me, from there they kept inviting me back for more and giving me funnier stuff to do.” — Joe Manganiello
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Brothers Joe and Nick Manganiello launched 3:59 Inc. in 2012, focusing on the production and development of film, television and new media properties. The feature-length documentary, La Bare, marks the company’s first project and the directorial debut for Joe Manganiello.
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