Joe Manganiello is the hottest single man in Hollywood, as judged by People. When it comes to women, the "True Blood" star knows exactly what he wants — but Ms. Right apparently hasn’t walked his way yet.
"I am part Sicilian," he told People in the magazine’s new cover story. "I am passionate. I am a hot-blooded person. If you don't like spicy, then maybe I'm not for you."
The 37-year-old actor, who portrays sexy werewolf Alcide on HBO's hit vampire series, is stepping away from the front of the camera and will make his directorial debut with the documentary “La Bare,” a film about male strippers.
He chatted about his first crush, his perfect kiss and whether he believes in true love. "I think the crazy love that you fall into in the beginning turns into 'like' and 'need.' Chris Rock told me that!" the Pittsburgh native explained to the magazine.
"He's like, 'Kid, you wanna get married? Listen, there's love, and you can feel love the first night, but that's not what it is. It's, 'I like you and I need you.' "
Manganiello says he really likes scent when it comes to women. "I'm big into smell," he said. "It's funny I got cast as a werewolf. There's something about the smell on that part of a woman's neck where it meets the jaw, ahhhh! It's heaven."
The actor, who is going to reprise his role a stripper in the sequel to “Magic Mike,” seems to be quite the romantic. "I'm at my best when I have someone to wake up next to,” he said.
Check out Manganiello on the last season of “True Blood” every Sunday on HBO at 9/8c. “La Bare” opened in theaters Friday.
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