Our Man Crush Monday this week is actor Joe Manganiello. Manganiello is currently engaged to last week’s Woman Crush Wednesday, Sofia Vergara – after five months with the Modern Family star he popped the question and she accepted – who wouldn’t? The 6’5″ former bodyguard received his Hollywood break as Flash Thompson in Spider-Man & Spider-Man 3. He played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the hugely popular series True Blood and will be reprising his role as Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike XXL later this year…
Least likely to…skip a workout session. With regards to his regime in preparation for his role in Magic Mike he said, “…we spent a fortnight doing thousands of push-ups, thousands of curls, thousands of lat raises. We basically spent every day working out for two weeks in a row. After that, I needed a pretty hardcore vacation. But it was worth it. It was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. One hundred per cent.”
Impress him with…rock music. The actor has a thing for rock music as he used to be a roadie and backing vocalist for LA-based punk rock band Goldfinger. He also sang backing vocals for rock band The Used.
Mention…rum. Well Captain Morgan to be precise. Manganiello used to earn money dressing up as the infamous pirate during bar promotions.
And another thing…Manganiello was at one point a frontrunner for the title role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s adaptation. Scheduling clashes with True Blood meant that he could not screen test for it and the role, eventually, was won by Brit actor Henry Cavill.