Magazine article ADWEEK

Joe Manganiello: True Blood's Star Werewolf and Pittsburgh Steelers Players Share Their Mutual Admiration Via Twitter

Magazine article ADWEEK

Joe Manganiello: True Blood's Star Werewolf and Pittsburgh Steelers Players Share Their Mutual Admiration Via Twitter

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Specs Age 36

Accomplishments Stars as werewolf Alcide Herveaux HBO's True Blood; played "Big Dick Richie" in Magic Mike; appears in upcoming film Sabotage; coauthor, Joe Manganiello's Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted, in stores Dec. 3

Base Los Angel Les

What's the first information you consume in the morning? I get up and look at my emails, and then from there, I check Twitter. I follow different media and sports sources. Especially right now, with the show premiering, I want to see where the press is landing.

Who do you follow from the sports world? I'm a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan. And it seems like the entire Steelers team are fans of True Blood, so I've gotten to know them from going back during games. Twitter's a fun way to give each other shout-outs during the year.

What occupies your mind in the car? I'm in the habit of making mixes, so I'm always driving around and trying to make sure that all the songs are flowing right and in the right order. I'm a closet DJ--I used to burn CDs for my friends back in the day, and everybody started bugging me about, "When's your next mix coming out?"

What have you been listening to lately? My favorite band of the last year is Polica, a band from Minnesota. They sound like they're Icelandic. Really amazing. I like the stuff that Nero is putting out, and I'm obsessed with Die Antwoord, a South African rap group.

Are you a TV junkie? My go-to shows are True Blood--I really love watching it because there are so many plotlines and so many characters that I actually get to be a fan and watch what everybody else is doing--and Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead. …

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