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Interview tease: Joe Manganiello on being covered in gold and not wanting to battle 'Teen Wolf'

June 18, 2012|Matt Pais | RedEye movie critic

 Check back next week for my full interview with Joe Manganiello, who plays Big Dick Richie in "Magic Mike," opening June 29. For now, here's a tease to his thoughts on:

How long it took to turn him into a man covered in gold in "Magic Mike": "I sat in a chair for a little over an hour with a team of five women [Laughs] who had gold paint, just covering every crevice with gold."

What was going through his head at that moment: "'God, this is the life. All that Shakespeare and Chekhov and Ibsen has brought me to this point.'”

An onscreen werewolf he wants his “True Blood” werewolf to battle: “Well, I like “Teen Wolf,” so I wouldn’t want—I think my character would destroy “Teen Wolf.” Michael J. Fox. I wouldn’t want to see that one go down, that would be sad. Other than that, who would I want to fight? Jeez. Kate Beckinsale isn’t really a werewolf, but I would like to be in a scene with Kate Beckinsale."

If his “How I Met Your Mother” character Brad will attend Barney Stinson’s (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding: “Oh! We’re talking about it. We’re trying to get Brad back in there for the final season for sure. We’ve been trying every season. It’s just werewolfin’ takes up a lot of time.”

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