Channing Tatum doesn’t just play a stripper in Magic Mike XXL, he used to be one in real life! That’s not some new fact or anything – everyone knows it by now – but here’s what you don’t know: he’s not completely against the idea of ever going back to it. Intrigued yet?! Just listen to what he told Vanity Fair:
I asked Tatum if he’d ever do it again—not in a film, not as a joke, but for real, in front of a mob of women, on a dark night when he could dance one of the classic pieces: the waylaid fireman; the cop who has other ways of settling the ticket; the street rapper who rides the pony. “Well, we’re going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I’ll never say never,” he told me. “I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice. But, you know, every time I’ve put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this?’ It’s very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people.”
Uh… I’m sure there are plenty of ladies that would be pretty into that. And some gentlemen, as well, for that matter. Of course, I’m sure he’s being sorta tongue-in-cheek, though I dunno, because he’s clearly a bit of a freak (in a good way?).
Channing also has Deep Thoughts on the world of acting and how all the mystery of celebrity is gone, which I kind of agree with:
“The Brad Pitts, the Leos, the Downeys: Why aren’t there new versions of those guys? I think people just know too much about actors, about everything. Behind the scenes. It’s almost like the world is so with you all the time, people on the phones and blah blah blah, that to go into a movie theater for three hours and lose that time is harder and harder. People watch TV at home and they’re still on their phone, wired. They’re even wired to the actors. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. You feel connected. So that [actor] doesn’t feel as mythic anymore. I used to go see movies to watch people because I didn’t know anything about them. The only time I got access was in a movie. I wanted to go see the movie because I hadn’t seen my guy in a while.”
Is it wrong to say I kinda like Channing Tatum? Because I totally do!