Joe Manganiello: Baring All For True Blood “Is Not Gratuitous; It’s Realistic”

As far as the butt cheek stuff goes, it just makes sense. It’s not gratuitous; it’s realistic. If you’re a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks. The show is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It’s not like other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on.

True Blood star Joe Manganiello—who will be wearing a teeny bit more in the upcoming stripper flick, Magic Mike—discusses his character’s penchant for nudity, in Out magazine.

Photos via Out, John B. Johnson/HBO