Here's what Joe Manganiello has to say:
"There are all these websites online that are selling Team Alcide t-shirts and sweatshirts. They even have booty shorts for girls," laughed Joe. "It's amazing! I told my manager that we're going to have a party for Alcide's first episode, and I told my manager that nobody's allowed to come unless they're wearing Alcide booty shorts!" [from Hollywood Crush].
Joe was also surprised to see True Blood fans considering him to play Alcide Herveaux months before he was cast.
"As fans were posting pictures of who they'd hope would be cast as Alcide, some of them were posting pictures of me," he told Hollywood Crush exclusively. "That's how I found out about the books. I made sure to order the books, read them, and it looked like Alcide was described as pretty similar to me physically. I made sure I watched every episode, started bugging my agents and managers about it and that's how I wound up getting the part." [from Hollywood Crush].
Joe is not worried about Alcide becoming another possible love interest for Sookie Stackhouse.
"I had a good idea about [Alcide and Sookie's romantic potential] from reading the books — they get into it a little bit," he said. "You want the fans to accept your character, and I've been overwhelmed by the amount of fan attention on my character. It's been amazing, right from the get go. I think some of the other characters maybe have to get in there and work a little bit harder for it, but I've been so fortunate. It seems like there's been built-in fan support for my character." [from Hollywood Crush].
What do you think about those booty shorts? :P