Joe Manganiello On Battling The Heat To Shoot His Athletic What To Expect When You’re Expecting Scenes

Joe Manganiello plays a character who makes the dads in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” rather envious with his athletic physique, but it was no walk in the park to shoot the role for the well-toned actor.

In the movie, Joe has a host of memorable – and mostly shirtless — scenes, which viewers will see when the film opens on May 18, but one of his movie moments involves pull-ups that were shot over and over again.

“It was over 100 [degrees] during those days that I had to do all of the chin-ups,” he told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Monday night. “I had to do about 900 chin-ups a day, and it was about 100 degrees.”

He may have had to sweat it out, but there is one thing Joe did not have to do on the set.

“I didn’t have to change any diapers… but I’m sure somebody did,” he laughed referring to the 31 babies used in the filming process.

Joe hit the film premiere showing Shaun his blue alligator shoes and matching belt, but he was impressed with his co-star, Anna Kendrick’s ability to hit the red carpet in sky high heels.

“What do you think of those?” Shaun asked of Anna’s shoes.

“I respect women for what they have to wear, in general. I mean, the high heels? I had to wear a thong in a movie this year. [So] yeah, I have a lot of respect,” he said referencing his role in “Magic Mike,” which opens on June 29.

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