Joe Manganiello Covers OUT, Talks ‘Magic Mike’ and Taking Off His Clothes (PHOTO)

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Joe Manganiello is easily one of the hottest men in Hollywood right now. So, it only made sense for Steven Soderbergh to cast him in his upcoming movie Magic Mike, about the ins and outs of a group of male strippers.

Manganiello talked about the film in the latest issue of OUT (on stands March 6), on which he so beautifully graces the cover, and reveals he interviewed a former male stripper as part of his research.

“All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab,” he said, “but it was the time of his life—this insanely destructive lifestyle, this club life. It was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll … and getting paid to take your clothes off and have sex.”

Manganiello also talked about being used to stripping down for the cameras, which he has often done on the hit HBO series True Blood, and even got in a little dig at Twilight.

“As far as the butt cheeks stuff goes,” he said, “it just makes sense. It’s not gratuitous; it’s realistic. If you’re a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks. The show is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It’s not like other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on.”

To read Manganiello’s full interview with OUT, in which he also talks about the new season of True Blood, click here!