Ooh, that Steven Soderbergh, so scandalous!
The "Magic Mike" director tackles uncharted territory (by his standards, not by many a bachelorette party's) in his male-stripper dramedy, hitting theaters Friday (June 29). But it's not just the filmmaker exploring unknown waters in "Magic Mike." The actors, too, had to embrace new facets of themselves, leading them to slip on some less than desirable clothing in the process.
"That thong, thong, thong, thong, thong," star Joe Manganiello lamented when MTV News asked him which article of clothing gave him the most trouble in "Magic Mike."
That doesn't exactly narrow anything down, of course. The Channing Tatum-led pack of strippers sports all sorts of thongs in "Magic Mike," so some specificity is in order. Co-star Matt Bomer said that it was the crew's patriotic-themed thongs that provided the biggest headaches, literally and figuratively.
"The American flag one, for me, was the most problematic," he said. "All of the holes were the same size. So in the dark at five in the morning, the math gets a little complicated."
The wardrobe wasn't uncomfortable for everyone on the "Magic Mike" team, however. Matthew McConaughey pointed out that Tatum was always wearing "comfy, comfy stuff" throughout shooting.
"Yeah, but that was sort of my own thing when I actually [was a stripper], because when I actually danced, I did a Boy Scout outfit, and I thought it was the lamest thing ever," answered Tatum. "And I did a clown thing. But my favorite thing I did [was a dance to an] Usher [song], and I was just like, 'No I'm going to pick the song that I like. I'm going to dress like the song should be dressed for,' and that was it. I wanted to be normal; I didn't want to do the kinda iconic stripper things."
Tatum wasn't the only one comfortable in his own skin. In the end, even Manganiello had to admit the costumes weren't all bad.
"My gold lamé thong was actually quite comfortable," he confessed.
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