Joe Manganiello has a problem—he's too hot.
OK, it's not exactly a problem but the True Blood werewolf says he may have pumped, chiseled and muscled his way into a corner.
"Sometimes I think, 'Man, maybe I raised the bar a little too high last year,' " the actor tells me, adding with a laugh, "I'm also at the age where this is the time to do it. So if I'm going to do it, let's see how far we can push it."
No surprise, but it sounds like he's going to be more naked than ever during the new season of HBO's bloodsucker series...
"It's definitely a lot," Manganiello said about shedding his clothes. "I was talking recently with my manager Coleen, and we calculated that in the first seven episodes that I've filmed for the new season, I was naked three out of the seven. So yeah, there's a lot."
Manganiello would like to clear up one thing—he does not use a professional groomer for his body hair. He actually started the rumor when he thanked his "manscaper" after winning the Cause You're Hot award last month at the NewNowNext Awards.
"It was a complete joke!" he said. "I was training with my trainer, and he's like, 'Dude, do you know about this manscaping thing? And then he explained the whole thing. I was like, 'I'm going to talk about that at the awards.' So I made it up. I actually don't need one. I'm Sicilian and Armenian, so you would think I would, but I'm completely hairless. I don't know how I won that roll of the dice."
OK, enough about that. Now I want to tell you about Manganiello's big heart.
He recently teamed up with Ford's iconic Mustang Boss car to host an Art of Elysium workshop for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
"I know it could be difficult for them having to have insulin shots and other treatments," Manganiello said. "It's really important that they have fun."
Seriously, is there anything wrong with this guy? We think not.