Joe Manganiello

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You do not want to distract Joe Manganiello when he is performing on stage because he will reprimand you.

The True Blood star, who is starring as Stanley Kowalski in the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire with the Yale Repertory Theatre, stopped mid-performance on Wednesday, Sept. 25, to address a fan who was taking photos with his or her phone. 

"Dear person taking pictures during our show tonight..the ushers are going to be looking for you and you will be thrown out", the hunky actor tweeted about the shutterbug. "You are insanely distracting to all of the actors onstage and incredibly rude. If you read this, please leave and don't come back," he continued.

"I'm happy to take pics outside after the show and @yalerep posted some fantastic shots of the play that they took, please be respectful," he added.

According to the Yale Alumni Magazine, who spoke to audience members, the incident happened during the final preview performance during Act 3. The 36-year-old shouted "Can you stop with the camera? You have no idea how distractin' it is!" in character. He then finished the scene without saying anything else.

A spokesperson for the production told Playbill.com "Joe Manganiello appropriately addressed the matter from the stage on behalf of the company when the camera's clicking noise continued during the play's third act, then proceeded with the remainder of the performance."

Do not mess with Joe!

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