Joe Manganiello is making a lot of changes during True Blood ’s hiatus, and after he debuted new cornrows, we thought we’d seen it all!
But there’s so much more.
The erstwhile werewolf recently returned to How I Met Your Mother, and he’s not looking so good. Instead of rockin’ a six-pack, he has a protruding beer gut!
Although we’re used to seeing Joe looking slightly unkempt — Abe Lincoln beard, anyone? — this look takes it to a whole new level!
In his two-episode arc, he reprises his old character, Brad, who was Marshall’s law school pal. In the official CBS synopsis, we discover that all is not well with these old friends.
“Marshall recommends his old law school classmate Brad for a job at his firm, but the interview goes awry, leaving Marshall to do damage control with his boss.”
And Marshall’s portrayer, Jason Segel, was just as surprised as we were to see Joe with such a big belly!
“Just knowing that Joe has that crazy body underneath that fake gut that we put on him — it’s just hilarious to me,” Jason told EW. “He has no sense of vanity despite having every right to have one.”
You can see Joe’s gut in action on HIMYM when his arc kicks off on Monday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. It was originally scheduled for Nov. 12, but was shifted due to Hurricane Sandy.
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