Can’t say we object to this. Many know that ‘Magic Mike’ star Channing Tatum actually did jumpstart his career by stripping and, because life can be wonderful, Channing just admitted that he wouldn’t rule out a return to his career roots!
Playing a stripper in Magic Mike XXL is easy for star Channing Tatum because he used to hold that very career before striking gold in the film industry (the film is actually based loosely upon his life). While these days he’s not exactly struggling financially, Channing said that he can think of a few circumstances in which he may once again bring out his thong and resuscitate his male-dancing ways!
“Well, we’re going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I’ll never say never,” Channing told Vanity Fair as to whether he’d ever return to stripping. “I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time,” he added. “Or maybe twice.”
Yes, twice please! However, don’t go buying your ticket to Vegas just yet. “But, you know, every time I’ve put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this?’” Channing added. “It’s very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people.” Yeah, we can see that. But it just looks so good on you, Channing. Trust us.
Regardless though, even if Channing never does return to stripping in a legit forum, we still get to reap the benefits of his past life in the Magic Mike franchise. The first film is obviously still a classic, the second one is all set to heat the box office up (way up), and we have a tickling feeling that a third film has got to be happening at some point in the future. When the guys look that good, it’s just inevitable, right?
Would you want to see Channing return to stripping?
— Casey Mink