Channing Tatum got sexy for a spread in Out magazine to promote his upcoming movie Magic Mike, which hits theaters in June. The film is loosely based on his days as a stripper and costars Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, and Joe Manganiello, who joined him in character on the newest cover of Entertainment Weekly. In Out, Channing chats about his performing past and reflects on his career. Here's more from Channing Tatum in Out:
- On his own stripping days: "I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you're a rock star, but you're nothing — you're just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit."
- On his career: "I've been acting for eight years now, and I feel I'm just starting to understand things. As soon as you think you're the sh*t, you'll find 100 people that will point at you and laugh. I don't ever want to be that person — I want to keep finding people I can learn from. That's my entire journey in life."
- On his costar: "With Joe Manganiello naked in a movie, I think even straight guys are going to be, 'Sh*t, I need to see that. That man is a specimen.'"