Joe Manganiello: Magic Mike XXL will be way more racy than 50 Shades of Grey
Everything in the Magic Mike sequel is XXL, including the sexiness.
SheKnows got the scoop on all the steamy scenes from the stars and Joe Manganiello explained, "This movie is going to blow people's minds. There hasn't been a studio film this racy, this out there, this kind of progressive probably since the '70s."
Manganiello said his character will also be taking some cues from a much more recent influence: Fifty Shades of Grey.
"You've got my character, which you will see the routine coming up, but that's — there's a whole other thing that gets covered with that. Kind of like this BDSM sort of something."
When a reporter asked if he was going full-on Christian Grey, Manganiello teased, "There's a little red room of... you'll see."
Annnnd we're excited.
As for how Manganiello gets ready for the scenes where he's packing heat, the actor wasn't shy, saying, "That's a good question for my girlfriend [Modern Family actress Sofía Vergara]."
He even told us that he practices his dance routines with her beforehand for a private show!
Franchise newcomer and dancer, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, added, "My grandparents are not going to see this movie and my in-laws will not be seeing this movie. You know what I'm saying? My in-laws will not be seeing the movie. That's about it. Those are the ones that I really feel like I'm going to have to sit down and have a serious conversation. Like, 'Listen, I appreciate the support but don't go see the movie.' I don't need Christmas dinner conversations about G-strings and thongs."
Channing Tatum explained that while the movie is definitely sexy, it's not disrespectful. "We're not in it for the shock value, we're in it to be entertaining. You want to go over to the edge, put your toe over and give people something they didn't know they wanted and then pull it back. Then go, 'OK, we're good.' We don't want to be disrespectful."
But Manganiello is sticking to his guns about upping the sexiness level for the sequel. When asked if he got nervous performing his routines since he's actually stripping in front of 900 female extras, the actor said, "Yeah, but I mean this isn't my first rodeo. I think they [the female extras] are the ones that need to be nervous. It's pretty out there."
Magic Mike XXL will be released July 1, 2015.