For those of you losing your minds in anticipation of the male eye candy movie event of the year that is “Magic Mike,” this week has been particularly ripe with squeal-inducing teasery and news from the stars. First Channing Tatum teased a striptease to “Pony,” then yesterday we got a few official photos of the cast in which they’re wearing next to nothing.
Today we bring you even more “Magic Mike” scoop courtesy of star Matt Bomer, wherein he raves about Channing’s dance abilities and the honest-to-goodness mass appeal of the movie. Also how the time spent hanging around in thongs created a special bond among the cast members.
“Let me tell you, Channing’s dance to ’Pony’ is one of the sickest things I’ve ever seen in my life,” Matt told us. “Obviously this movie is targeted toward a certain demographic, but I think what people don’t understand is it also has, in a roundabout way, an appeal for guys too. It’s a coming-of-age story, very ’Saturday Night Fever’/’Boogie Nights,’ and Channing’s dancing is so sick I can’t even tell you.
“He was incredibly supportive,” Matt continued, speaking to Channing’s praise of the guys’ dancing in the flick. “This could have been a really awkward experience, just a bunch of guys hanging out in thongs, and Channing was so cool and supportive from the get-go, as well as [director] Steven [Soderbergh]. It made it a really, really fun experience. It’s one of the tightest ensembles I’ve ever worked with, for sure. We will have each others’ back for a long time to come. It’s just us against the world, baby.”
The “us against the world” comment reminded us of that first photo we saw of the cast in action, which Channing had revealed to be part of their Fourth of July dance.
“Wow they’re giving some spoilers out baby,” Matt said with a smile. “You got to celebrate the Fourth of July, you’ve got to. Sometimes you’ve got to celebrate it in a thong.”
Are you ready to buy your ticket to “Magic Mike?” Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!