True Blood’s resident werewolf Joe Manganiello takes his clothes off for a different reason in his new movie Magic Mike — he’s a stripper!
But he did reveal the hardest part about playing the role of Big Dick Richie for the movie: wearing a thong!
In a new interview, he said, “I wore these little thongs that literally go up your butt, and it definitely takes getting used to. It was uncomfortable at first. It sort of felt like a wedgie, but once you get into the routine of wearing one, you know what to do and you just do your thing. We all had to suffer a bit for our craft.”
He went on to say, “I have so much respect for all women who choose to wear them. It’s not easy wearing one.”
As far as whether or not the actor felt self-conscious at all stripping off in front of his co-stars, not a chance. He said, “No, we all took our turn in the barrel. Being with the guys, nobody takes them self too seriously. Everybody was on set cheering, laughing and rolling on the ground.”
Despite all of the uncomfortable clothes and stripping of said clothes, he revealed that he doesn’t want his parents to go and see the flick. He said, “I told my parents not to go see this. Nothing can prepare them for what about they are going to see.”
He added, “My publicist saw it and couldn’t form a sentence afterwards. Anybody who knows me is going to definitely see me in a different light. My character’s name is Big Dick Richie for a reason.”
Joe, on behalf of ladies everywhere I would just like to say that we appreciate your sacrifice.