Channing Tatum's intimate dance rehearsals for Magic Mike

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 November 2014
Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum has shared details about the many "apologies" at dance rehearsals for 'Magic Mike XXL' as well as admitting he loves to be the film's co-writer, producer and lead actor

Channing Tatum admits there was a "lot of apologies" on the set of 'Magic Mike XXL'.

The 34-year-old actor - who stars as the title character in the comedy film series - has revealed that the group dance rehearsals can get quite intimate.

He said: "Dance rehearsals twice a day, once by myself and once with the group.

"There are a lot of apologies. A lot of 'I'm sorry that ran into your chin' and 'Let me take my thigh off your neck'."

Channing - who is also producing and co-writing the film - has revealed he loves to be able to control all the different elements of the film.

He said: "When we sit down, we're really writing. My partner and I make wholesale changes. As needed.

"Today, tomorrow. That's why I'm the producer, too. So we have permission to screw up the whole thing every day."

His writing partner, Reid Carolin, added to Esquire magazine: "We write to the very last second. We read the script aloud, we retool scenes.

"Chan delivers the changes to the director and the cinematographer, works them out again.

"Then he goes into the gym to work out and I get my laptop, sit on the heavy equipment, and we start working more while he's lifting."

Magic Mike XXL

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greg Jacobs
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer
  • UK release: 3 July 2015

Mike (Tatum) takes a weekend away from his business to join his stripper buddies on a road trip to … a stripping convention. Winning blend of male bonding and female fantasy, with the men much more likable than most all-male comedy ensembles. As sweet and steamy as fresh cherry pie.

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