Saturday, February 6, 2010

Joe Manganiello: True Blood Werewolf! there by the grace of the internets

Well, well MAYBE we have more power than we thought

HBO’s more adult spin on the Vampire Madness has really taken off. With a growing fan base and a third season in the works, it’s fair to say it’s catching on. As can be expected, we will be seeing some new faces as the story line twists and turns.

One of the new actors that has signed on to the cast is Joe Manganiello, whom you may recognize from his guest starring roles on One Tree Hill. He will play the werewolf Alcide Herveaux, which is definitely a step up from his past work on the CW.

MTV News caught up with the actor to get some inside info on his new role what fans can expect. He dished that he’ll pay the new love interest of Sookie, and sounds very excited about the chance to get involved in filming some action scenes.

The three words that came to his mind when describing the role were ‘action, fun, and facial hair.’ That sounds about right.

The story behind how he landed the role is further affirmation that social media is taking over the world. It wasn’t through the tired process of having your agent fish for acting gigs, or going to casting calls hoping to get snagged. Joe actually feels that Facebook was a huge catalyst in his recent turn of luck.

“Facebook and the internet were integral to me getting this part. There are ‘True Blood’ bloggers that were fans of the books…They would blog about who should play the character, and some of these bloggers put up pictures of me.”

Smartly, he decided to ride the wave and linked up the blog posts about him on his own Facebook page. Then, with the help of all the fan-hype (and an inside connection) he worked his way in. That is so 2010.