Channing Tatum and the Boys of Magic Mike Featured on the Cover EW
05.17.12 by Mandy
A whole lot of yummy is headed for newsstands on Friday. Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello are featured on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly, and even though too many of them are wearing shirts, they are looking mighty good.
The four men star in Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh's buddy comedy/love story set in the world of male strip clubs. If the snippets that have already been released from the EW interview are any indication, the guys are all as good at telling a funny story as they are at looking good doused in water.
Manganiello talks about how he had to explain to the casting director that he is the "poster child" for partial nudity, while Tatum and McConaughey tell a particularly entertaining story about one dance number that got a little, um, out of hand. Apparently McConaughey got a bunch of what Tatum described as "cool and humble" and "quaint" extras so stirred up that he lost his thong during his performance. McConaughey managed to keep his cool, stay in character, and finish his number. He explained: "I stayed in sequence. I went for the tuck. [Mimes covering his manhood] I went for the roll. [Mimes doing a forward roll] And I finished the dance.” Nobody needs to explain about committing to the scene to Matthew McConaughey. The actor also claimed that it wasn't just his dancing that riled the women up. He gives the song he danced to, KISS's "Calling Dr. Love," with what is probably more than its fair share of the credit.
McConaughey also discussed his wildly provocative dance number in a recent interview with the Advocate. What he told the magazine may explain some of the frenzy that was created with his performance.
Look, I love to dance, but I’ve never been a stripper. Channing’s one of the best hip-hop street dancers I’ve ever seen, and I didn’t want to challenge his style, so I worked on my own strengths. I also knew that my dance had to be the dirtiest. It had to be wonderfully filthy.
McConaughey also explained that there was no dance for his character, Dallas, in the original script. McConaughey talked to Soderbergh about it and said "I gotta dance, man" and "I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn’t get up there and strip myself." Oh, and in case you were wondering, McConaughey did not use a body double. He told the Advocate "That’s all me up there. I don’t need a stunt a--."