Manganiello: Arnie is amazing

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello insists Arnold Schwarzenegger lives up to the “hype”.

The pair star in upcoming thriller Sabotage, which is due for release at the beginning of next year.

Joe was taken aback by Arnold’s personality when he came to work with the action movie legend.

“It was amazing!” he gushed to Collider when asked what filming was like.

“I grew up watching that guy. I’ve seen everything he was in. I was obsessed with Arnold. Sometimes you meet celebrities and they don’t live up to your expectation, but Arnold lives up to all of the hype, and more. He’s probably the most funny, charming, charismatic guy on the planet. It was a bit surreal, getting to hang out with him and spend time with him, the way that I did. He’s one of the biggest icons of our generation, and probably all time. The guy is amazing.”

Joe set pulses racing in last year’s hit movie Magic Mike alongside Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Matthew McConaughey.

There has been talk of a sequel to the Steven Soderbergh film, and the Hollywood hunk would jump at the chance of working with his co-stars again.

“It was about as much fun as I’ve ever had at work. I love those guys. Matt Bomer is like my brother. Channing [Tatum] and Kevin Nash and Adam [Rodriguez] – I love those guys,” he smiled.

“To get to go hand out with those guys again would be amazing. But, I’ve gotta see a script first and a director. There’s a lot to be figured out between now and then, but it sounds like they’re trying to figure it out. I would love to work with those guys again.”

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