Joe Manganiello on Alcide/Sookie, Getting Naked for True Blood, and Stripping With Matt Bomer

Will True Blood Season 5 be the season that Sookie’s love life gets truly hairy?

Speaking with TVLine at our Emmy weekend kickoff reception at Levi’s Haus, Joe Manganiello offered his thoughts on Alcide’s season-ending reaffirmation of love for Sookie, as well as shared the “bare facts” about shooting Alcide and Eric’s “naked showdown” at the lake.

“It was Valentine’s Day, and there’s me and [Alexander] Skarsgard naked, screaming that were going to kill each other, with Anna [Paquin] in the middle and my wolf Thunder a few feet away,” he recalls. “There were a lot of ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, Anna’ jokes going around.”

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Speaking of which…. Where do things stand with the stripper movie Manganiello is said to be doing with Matt Bomer (White Collar), Channing Tatum (Step Up) and Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four)? Also in the video below, he gives us the naked truth about that project, his preparation for it (“I’ve been in choreography lessons, just in case”), and whether moviegoers can expect to see “the full Manganiello.”