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Joe Manganiello brought his "Big Dick Richie" character from Magic Mike to the MTV awards, giving his fireman axe a few provocative strokes on the way out to see Channing Tatum and Matthew McConnaughey at the podium.
The three were assembled to present the "Most Transformed" award to Elizabeth Banks for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games. Banks was more than pleased at the presentation.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
Magic Mike, the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick about male strippers, comes out in a little over a month and Entertainment Weekly is celebrating with a very special cover.
On the front there's star Channing Tatum, himself a former stripper, and behind two flaps you'll find the rest of the cast: Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and openly gay Matt Bomer.
I've included the special GIF and some screenshots from behind-the-scenes AFTER THE JUMP…
Meanwhile, McConaughey is doing his PR part with an interview with The Advocate in which he speaks about first realizing he had a large gay audience.
At what point did you become aware of your gay audience?
I know exactly when. It was about 1995, I go into a coffee shop on Santa Monica Boulevard, and the guy behind the counter has a picture of me from Boys on the Side taped to the tip jar. Is that not classic? I gave that guy a big tip.
What does that support mean to you?
It’s much appreciated. You know, I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I’m for anything life-affirmative. I’m for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who’s different. You know those World Cup banners about tolerance? I always thought that was one short. No, don’t just tolerate me. Understand and accept me.
Check out the special Entertainment Weekly cover in action AFTER THE JUMP.
Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and Channing Tatum Strip in 'Magic Mike': FIRST LOOK
Here's the first official still from Magic Mike, the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick about Channing Tatum's former life as a stripper starring Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew McConaughey, among others.
The official synopsis goes: "Set in the world of male strippers, “Magic Mike” is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum (“Dear John,” “Step Up”) in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money."
It's got a June 29, 2012 release date.
Close ups, AFTER THE JUMP...
Said Manganiello in October about his character: "Big Dick Richie? That's the reason to do it. There's definitely a scene that will answer those questions. Everybody kinda does their own thing...Big sexy Kevin Nash has his Tarzan thing, I've got my fireman thing, Matt Bomer's got a doctor thing going on, Adam Rodriguez does a Latino lover bit."
Matt Bomer doesn't make this shot, but he's been talking about it as well:
"There's something about throwing a thong on in front of other peope that just instantly forms an ensemble...I had never worn a thong before. So, the first time I tried it I put it on wrong and my junk didn't fit in it. I had to call a wardrobe person in and go, something's wrong with my thong you guys. I think we're going to have to figure this out' and they go 'yeah, your legs are in the wrong holes.'"
Close ups, AFTER THE JUMP...
True Blood's Joe Manganiello and Alexander Skarsgard faced off sans clothes on last night's True Blood episode. Manganiello tells MTV that it's less interesting to be nude on the set with Skarsgard than it is to be with a live wolf.
Says Manganiello: "The showdown between Alcide and Eric takes place in the lake. Eric has drunk some fairy blood so he can be in the sunlight. Sookie has to enlist Alcide's help to go track him down so he has to transform into a wolf and go sniff him out. Basically it's Alcide and Eric both naked, screaming at each other at the top of their lungs with Sookie in the middle...Anytime the wolves come out it's always a little wild. Alex and I were both naked, him in the water, me not, yelling. There's a wolf near us, Anna's in the middle....Alex is a really funny guy, so is Anna...[We're] as comfortable as we can be, seeing how we're naked with a giant body of water and a wild animal."
Watch Manganiello discuss the scene, AFTER THE JUMP...
(screen cap via superherofan - nsfw)