Joe Manganiello doesn't want to hear any bellyaching from his "Magic Mike" costars about baring their bodies. After all, the actor says, nudity is a part of his day job.
"It's not that different from what I do on set on 'True Blood,'" Manganiello told the Huffington Post. "I wonder if some of the other guys have done it before -- taken their clothes off on camera.
"For me, it's just a typical day at the office," he said.
Manganiello will star in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" -- alongside longtime pal Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum, whose experiences as a young exotic dancer served as inspiration for the flick.
Having taken it off since the beginning of his career, Manganiello isn't intimidated by playing a sizable character.
"When I was in college, I did an off-Broadway show where I was full-frontal on stage, so I guess all of these crazy parts have been coming my way for a long time," he said.
"Magic Mike" begins shooting in mid-September, but expect more Manganiello as the fourth season of "True Blood" winds up and Emmy Awards festivities unfurl.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Joe Manganiello in Los Angeles on Aug. 23, 2011. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press