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It’s dangerous to be a male stripper—just ask Sofia Vergara

Vergara tells Conan how boyfriend Joe Manganiello injured himself rehearsing for Magic Mike XXL.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Dec 10, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:40 am CDT

Sofia Vergara didn’t realize just how dangerous stripping could be until she dated someone who played a stripper on-screen.

After getting to the subject of dancing, Conan O’Brien asked about her boyfriend, actor Joe Manganiello, who is in the process of filming Magic Mike XXL. She was just as surprised as everyone when first saw his moves.

When it comes to playing a male stripper, not everything is as exciting as it looks on film. It’s easy to screw something up in a take and result in injury.

“It’s dangerous to be a stripper,” Vergara said. “I just thought it was fun and games, but no.”

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2014, 11:54 am CST