Acting has brought them fame and fortune, but Joe Manganiello has insisted he won't be starring in a film with his fiancée Sofia Vergara. While the Magic Mike XXL star admitted to being tempted by the idea, he said that Sofia was worried that any shared film project could end up being a box-office flop.
Speaking to Haute Living magazine, Joe revealed that he had found a script for a baseball movie which he thought would be perfect for them both, but Sofia didn't agree.
"I gave her the script and was like, 'Please read this. It's such a good part for you and it's amazing for me.' And she said, 'No, I'm not going to make Gigli,' and kind of threw it on the ground."
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Joe Manganiello said he won't make a film with Sofia Vergara
Sofia was referring to the film that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck starred in together while they were engaged in 2003. The romantic comedy was dubbed as "unwatchable" by some critics and is believed to have contributed to the breakdown of the couple's relationship – something Joe doesn't want to happen.
"We get along so well together, I'm so lucky to have found that right person for me, and I know she feels the same way. We're really good with each other," said musing why he would risk messing up something so special.
The 38-year-old also said that he "can't wait" to tie the knot with his Colombian fiancée, adding that they are keen to start a family together.
The couple are currently planning their wedding
"On a personal level, I can't wait to get married and start a family. It's something that we talked about very early on.
"I think Sofia and I are similar in our beliefs and core values, which makes [our relationship] work."
The happy couple have set a date for their big day and Joe has acknowledged that Sofia is much more hands-on with the wedding planning.
"As far as planning stuff goes, she loves decorating stuff and she loves designing; she's very traditional in that way," he said. "As long as she's happy with it, I'm happy. I'm not the kind of guy that's like, 'I need this kind of tablecloth.' We're very traditional male-female in that way. (I'll be like) 'What do you need me to do? I'll call the DJ.'"