While fanboys and comic book enthusiasts will be the first in line to see this summer’s biggest action flicks, the highly anticipated and smoking-hott cast of Magic Mike takes aim at a much different demographic; there won’t be any need for explosives, CGI or 3D at this party, everything’s up close and personal.
Entertainment Weekly sat down with the cast of Magic Mike, the stripper film that’s sure to have many people talking after its June 29th release date. With a cast that consist of action-star and funny man Channing Tatum, the young and spunky Alex Pettyfer, the all-time hilarious and suave Matthew McConaughey, the flavorful and spicy Joe Manganiello, and the blue-eyed Ken doll Matt Bomer, nothing can and nothing will get in the way of crazed women and gay men nationwide. Rest assure, there might be several pleasurable moans coming from the seats behind you.
EW sat down with the cast for dinner after a wild and fun photo shoot. The men talked about everything from getting waxed to their most memorable experience while filming Magic Mike. Tatum goes on to reveal that the cast stayed on set to support one another:
”Actors, generally, if we finish our scenes early one day, we go home. It wasn’t like that on this set. Especially during the dances—we were there cheering everybody on,” said Tatum. “It was a collection of women being like, ‘I have to tip him,’ and then the weight of all the dollar bills in their hands just took [his thong] off.”
The Sicilian and Armenian actor Manganiello revealed to the magazine that when the casting director, who had never seen True Blood, asked if he’d be ok with partial nudity, he responded with, “Have you seen my show? I’m the poster child for that.” Director Steven Soderbergh was more than happy with Manganiello’s performance in the film. He sat down with Out Magazine and spoke of Manganiello’s dedication, which is depicted by his sculpted body:
“It’s incredible what kind of shape he’s in. The joke on the set was he was walking CGI. At one point, we have him painted gold, and it’s pretty cool.” But believe it or not, Soderbergh didn’t cast Manganiello because of his physique, he was cast because of his genuine personality and his ability to improve and to have a good time.
As expected, McConaughey has a large gay fan base — they love him, and he loves them. In a recent interview with The Advocate, the actor sat down and spoke about the support he’s received from the gay community:
“You know, I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I’m for anything life-affirmative. I’m for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who’s different.” He then went on to note. “I’ve had some great conversations with a lot of gay people about being gay, when they knew, how they came out, and how they live…It’s all very interesting to me on a human level, because we’re all in this together.”
While this is all gravy, where the hell is Alex Pettyfer, who’s missing from the Entertainment Weekly cover? Perhaps shooting for an upcoming film? But what does it matter, there’s enough man power on that cover to get enough engines going. By the way, the film seems to have stretched passed its targeted audience. A lot of people, female, male, gay and straight seem to be intrigued by this film… I mean when was the last time you saw a film about a group of male strippers?
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Magic Mike hits theaters June 29th, 2012. This issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands May 18th, 2012.
Source: Entertainment Weekly