On Magic Mike: All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab, 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.
Did Joe stuff his g-string: Um, I’ll let everybody see the movie and they can decide.
On True Blood nudity: “As far as the butt cheeks stuff goes, 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.”
On how his True Blood role fits his personality: It utilizes each part of my eclectic personality. There’s the kid who loves monsters, and I can be athletic, but I also love history and I can research wolves and Southern dialects. The dialogue is so rich—it’s Tennessee Williams with Chekhovian layers—and that fulfills my bookwormy playwright side. I’m so fortunate. Plus, I get to have a beard all the time.
Check out the full interview at Out.com.