Sitting down with Wonderland Magazine, Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey opened up about their new film, discussing the success of the Steven Soderbergh-directed movie.
Released a little over two weeks ago, the film has received a lot of positive reviews, with viewers surprised by the movie’s edginess. Also starring True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and CSI: Miami‘s Adam Rodriguez, the movie features plenty of raunchy dance routines and lots of bare chests, catapulting the relatively low-budget picture to major box office success.
Recounting the difficulties of performing in the skimpiest of outfits, McConaughey revealed just how nervous he was acting out the movie’s dance routines.
“Man, it was so nerve-wracking, I’d never done anything like it before,” he said. “It was like de-virginising, man! Even though you know what you’re supposed to do and you’ve prepared for it, you’re a little bit numb; you don’t really hear. You think you’re going to be able to follow the music but all I could hear was ‘boom, boom.’ In my head I was thinking ‘if you miss something, don’t retreat!’”
Tatum, who produced as well as starred in the film, offered his two cents on the prolific Soderbergh, encouraging the fantastic director to take a breather in light of his health issues.
“Personally, I think he should take a break. He’s been churning out films at a pace that’s unprecedented for any director,” said the Step Up and Dear John star. “I think he should take a break, clear his mind, cleanse the palate and just do something completely different that will give him a new perspective on it when he comes back.”
Check out the full interview at Wonderland.