Kathie Lee & Hoda: Joe Manganiello Magic Mike Review


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Joe Manganiello Interview

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Joe Manganiello, best known as a werewolf on the hit HBO show True Blood, but now Manganiello will star as Big Dick Richie in the movie, Magic Mike, which opens in theaters on June 29 2012.

Joe Manganiello: True Blood

Kathie Lee and Hoda talked with Joe Manganiello about his latest film, Magic Mike, and what it was like to play a stripper and much more.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Joe Manganiello about his latest film, Magic Mike, and what it was like to play a stripper, True Blood and much more.


Joe Manganiello is an actor that was first discovered with is recurring roles on hit television shows ER, One Tree Hill and How I Met Your Mother. Joe Manganiello got his breakout role when he joined the cast of HBO’s True Blood for the third season. On True Blood, Manganiello plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux.

Joe Manganiello: Magic Mike Review

Magic Mike, which stars Joe Manganiello, but also has a cast of Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and more, is a movie about a group of male strippers…that’s is enough to bring all the ladies to the theaters! Manganiello said it was such a great group of guys and really fun to shoot the movie. He said having 200 female extras grab you all the time was not a bad thing. Manganiello said it is a male strip club and women go in packs. There is a whole level of energy.

Joe Manganiello: Stripper Boot Camp

Joe Manganiello said you can’t take yourself seriously in an American Flag g-string. To prepare for the role of Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike, Manganiello took part in a stripper boot camp for about a month. As far as his body, Manganiello told Kathie Lee and Hoda that he is on the naked werewolf show, so he had a little head start for the body.


Joe Manganiello: Magic Mike Cast

Joe Manganiello said the cast of Magic Mike was very close. Manganiello said that nothing bonds you together like shaving your legs and putting on a thong. They hung out and supported each other. Manganiello said it was like a party and you didn’t want to go to the bathroom to miss anything.


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