Hollywood Unscripted

A show for film lovers by film lovers. Hollywood Unscripted delves into illuminating and unique conversations with top professionals in the entertainment industry. Hear stories and lessons from behind the scenes of the biggest blockbusters and most-admired features in film history. Featuring candid conversations with Hollywood legends, moguls, auteurs and other industry insiders, host Jenny Curtis goes far beyond the standard celebrity interview to take listeners inside the creative process. Listen each week to find out how the most creative minds in film and television do what they do and what their work ultimately means to them. From CurtCo Media.



episode 46: 46 - Joe Manganiello (Archenemy)

Actor/Producer Joe Manganiello joins host Jenny Curtis for a conversation about his career path, process and new film, ARCHENEMY. 


0:46 - When Joe first knew he wanted to be an actor

3:08 - Joe’s experience at Carnegie Mellon in a cut-program. 

3:55 - Shooting a movie in secret while at school

5:08 - The exhaustion of making it through his acting training

6:43 - Lessons in school that clicked while filming MAGIC MIKE XXL and TRUE BLOOD

9:06 - Graduating and moving to LA following his NY showcase

9:40 - Not wanting to do TV 

10:30 - Auditioning for SPIDER-MAN

12:29 - The 8 year path from SPIDER-MAN to TRUE BLOOD and moving from character actor to leading man. 

14:55 - The experience of being part of a highly skilled team of creatives on TRUE BLOOD while performing outlandish storylines. 

17:31 - The concern of his work being marginalized and joining MAGIC MIKE. 

20:20 - The Twilight routine in MAGIC MIKE XXL

21:20 - Working and training with a partially torn bicep throughout MAGIC MIKE XXL

23:34 - Creating his production company 3:59 with his brother and making BOTTOM OF THE 9TH

25:37 - The story behind the name of his production company and the story of Roger Bannister

27:55 - Joe’s love for the film MANDY and how that led to ARCHENEMY

28:33 - Having the same vision as the ARCHENEMY director, Adam Egypt Mortimer

30:17 - The character work that Joe did to prep for the role of Max Fist and learning about the homeless lifestyle. 

32:03 - Having a “meth coach” on set

32:21 - The tight schedule of a 17 day shoot and the challenges that entails. 

34:24 - Having a split-brain during precise fight choreography 

35:17 - What ‘acting’ is to him. 

36:00 - The fulfillment that comes with producing your own work

37:04 - Having a life in storytelling. 


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Hosted and Produced by: Jenny Curtis

Edited by: J Whiting

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 2020-12-07  39m