‘True Blood’ Stud Joe Manganiello Fails To Strip, But Signs Autographs At The Grove [PHOTOS]

Joe Manganiello Shirtless
Joe is shirtless in Hawaii with a bikini-clad friend.
True Blood star Joe Manganiello enjoyed some coffee, and signed a few autographs for fans before riding in a golf cart at The Grove after an interview for Extra today (June 8, 2012) in Los Angeles, CA.

Like every other True Blood fan I am gearing up for the season premiere this coming Sunday night! Joe recently talked with Parade about the upcoming season, and here are some of the highlights.

A bigger, badder Alcide: “He’s still that good-hearted, dependable guy with great character but he was pushed to his limits last season. You’re going to see a more active, stronger version of Alcide. There is some dissension in the pack: there is a group that immediately worships him as thew new pack master since he murdered the former one and there is another group that doesn’t think it was right or done in the ritualistic fashion.”

The reluctant leader: “Alcide doesn’t like werewolves and has never been happy with who he is or being associated with that group. As the season goes on, you’ll get to see some scenes from his past that are going to help you understand why he is the way he is. You’ll get a glimpse into where it all goes wrong…There is a ritual that has to be performed with the body of a pack master so it’s important for them to find the body. It’s a really, really shocking ritual.”

More on Sookie and Alcide: “They’ve had bad timing. Either she had somebody or he did. They’re just waiting for the right moment and it hasn’t been the right moment. Alcide definitely feels love for Sookie. Absolutely. There have definitely been some things that have been done to damage that love but I think it’s still there and he still wants to protect her, to take care of her. And there is also a part of him that wishes he could leave it alone. Obviously, with what happened last season, he doesn’t know that Debbie’s dead and he doesn’t know that Sookie did it. So that creates a very, very complex web that has resulted in some really great writing and great scenes and resolutions. My favorite plot line of this year had to be that. There is some really great stuff coming your way as far as that goes. That is a big obstacle.”

Read the full article at Parade.com.