“Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum dishes all the dirty details about the movie that’s set to heat up the big screen this summer! “You don’t get to see that very much in a movie,” the actor admits. And boy, he’s not kidding! This film is about stripping – MALE stripping and it’s R-rated for a reason! “It’s just dance, dance, dance, naked,” he grins. “Dance, dance, dance, naked.”
The film might not win an Academy Award, but it is pure unadulterated fun! It also stars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Alex Pettyfer, so there are plenty of 12-packs on display – along with a lot of gyrating! But, truth be told, Channing had an advantage over his co-stars when it comes to this kind of performance.
“Magic Mike” is loosely based on Channing’s own experience, since before he made it in Hollywood he worked as a male stripper in Florida: “We tried to not make it too cool, you know, keep it still corny and cheesy like it is in real life.”
The 32-year-old’s own wife, actress Jenna Dewan, doesn’t seem to mind just how much of her husband is on display. He tells us the movie has her wanting more: “She’s like, ‘is there another cut for me to see babe?’ And I’m like, ‘NO there’s not another cut for you to see just yet. You need to relax!’”
“Magic Mike” is in movie theatres on June 29!
- By Kim Gonsalves