UNIVERSAL CITY, California — We’d be lying if we said that we weren’t looking forward to a surprise striptease from the cast of “Magic Mike” during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night. Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and the rest of the cast are going to be sitting front and center in the audience, so it would be a prime location for them to get up and start grinding among the likes of Kristen Stewart and Emma Watson.
Fortunately, Movie Awards executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic has a backup plan in case the guys do decide to get their groove on during the show, which airs live tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET. It just might not be a plan that viewers at home are big fans of.
“We go to the big wide shot that’s facing out the door,” he said with a laugh when asked what he’d do if the “Magic Mike” gang started to get naked.
Boo to that! Fortunately those men aren’t the only ones in attendance who are famous for getting naked on the big screen. Michael Fassbender will also be gracing the Movie Awards audience, and Ignjatovic said that there’s a (very slim) chance he could try some stripping too.
At the same time, we might not even want to see Tatum and his castmembers show off their rocking bods during the Movie Awards, because they might not be so rocking anymore. Tatum teased during our “Magic Mike” Sneak Peek Week Q&A that the pre-shoot regimen for the movie was much more strenuous than what came after.
“I think pre-movie is pretty intense because to get butt naked, you have to — there’s a different regimen for getting butt naked, but thank god, it was a short shoot,” Tatum said with a sly grin. “Then we just had fun on the day.”
Somehow we doubt the men have let themselves go in the time since, but we’ll use that as our excuse in case we don’t get the Movie Awards all-male striptease we so desire.