The Tumbledown star says watching scary movies with your significant other is "fun"

By Julie Jordan
Updated February 06, 2016 12:00 PM
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When actor Joe Manganiello recently sat down to watch The Revenant, he admits the bear scene was tough to watch.

“I’ll say the cringe was the bear attack, definitely,” the Magic Mike star tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

But Manganiello – newly married to Sofia Vergara, 43 – says he does enjoy watching more intense films with his wife, for the “fun” it creates.

“The fun of it for guys is going to see something scary with your significant other, so they’ll grab on to you,” he says.

For more of our One Last Thing interview with Manganiello, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday

Now starring in the indie film Tumbledown, Manganiello revealed to PEOPLE in last year’s Sexiest Man Alive issue that the best part about getting married was “finding someone who complemented me perfectly.”

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In January, he and Vergara made their awards show debut as a married couple, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Manganiello, who recently turned 39, got a celebratory post from Vergara for the occasion. She posted a sweet photo of the couple on their wedding day with the caption, “Happy bday to the husband I always dreamed of.”