Joe Manganiello Talks True Blood's High Flying Sex Scene

Joe Manganiello visits Access Hollywood Live on July 30, 2012 Joe Manganiello visits Access Hollywood Live on July 30, 2012

Sunday’s “True Blood” had plenty of the show’s usual steamy sex scenes, but when it came time to film Joe Manganiello’s latest – some high-flying Hollywood magic was needed.

The hunky actor stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Monday, where he talked shooting his sex scene with series newcomer Kelly Overton, who plays fellow werewolf Rikki.

“To my understanding, it’s the first sex scene to ever involve Hong Kong action wires, like ‘The Matrix,’” Joe told Kit Hoover and guest co-host Derek Hough, about the scene that shows Rikki being thrown across the room in the midst of their intimate moment.

And when it came to filming, the actors wore almost nothing.

“I was wearing what is referred to as ‘the sock.’ It has a drawstring and women wear ‘the patch.’” He explained.

The actor, who is no stranger to dropping his pants on previous episodes of the HBO series, said he was also well-groomed in the art of dropping trou in front of his co-stars and crew due to his recent big screen hit.

“I was used to [being half naked on set] coming from ‘Magic Mike,’” he added.

As far as the storyline for HBO’s favorite werewolf, in addition to meeting Alcide’s father (played by Robert Patrick) in future episodes, Joe said fans will get a glimpse of the werewolf as a teen.

“You’re also going to see some flashbacks with Alcide at age 14, which will be interesting,” he told Kit and Derek.

“True Blood” airs Sundays at 9 PM on HBO.

-- Jesse Spero

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