EXCLUSIVE: Joe Manganiello On How Sofia Vergara Reacted To His Playing A Male Stripper

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We sat down with Joe Manganiello to talk about a little movie called Magic Mike XXL–in particular how fiancée Sofia Vergara handled his portrayal of a male stripper.

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“There are cultural differences between North  and South America,” Manganiello admitted of his Colombian bride-to-be.”There’s a prevailing sense of machismo and an overall pity Latin American women feel for male strippers.”

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Despite coming in with those “preconceived notions,” Manganiello said Vergara quickly changed her perspective after finding the humor in the art of striptease.

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“Watching me go through this process, [Sofia’s] eyes opened up the comedy of this world,” Manganiello said. “She had no idea how funny it was, and that there really is a camaraderie between the guys… a brotherhood, if you will.”

Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Magic Mike XXL"

Cut to us imagining the Magic Mike fellas playing grab-ass onset.

Hey, we can dream!

Watch the hilarious interview below.

Magic Mike XXL is in theaters July 1.