As if True Blood star and walking protein shake Joe Manganiello wasn’t intimidating enough, there's a new reason to fear and respect the hell out of him. The actor has been flexing his stage chops in A Streetcar Named Desire at Yale Rep, but during the show’s final preview performance on September 25, Manganiello was faced with the bane of every stage performer: an audience shutterbug.
After photos were taken during the first two acts, Manganiello reportedly stopped mid-line in the third act to pinpoint the offending audience member, shouting, “Can you stop with the camera? You have no idea how distractin’ it is!” The actor stayed in character as Stanley Kowalski during the aside, and then resumed the scene as if nothing had happened.
Manganiello took to Twitter backstage between the first two acts to issue a warning: “Dear person taking pictures during our show tonight… The ushers are going to be looking for you and you will be thrown out… you are insanely distracting to all of the actors onstage and incredibly rude. If you read this, please leave and don’t come back.”
Yikes! We understand the Desire to snap a shot of Manganiello, but know your place, audience—that’s what the stage door is for!
For more from Manganiello, click below to watch his recent appearence on Show People With Paul Wontorek.