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

Joe Manganiello at the MTV Movie Awards

Joe Manganiello at the MTV Movie Awards (June 18, 2012)

 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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