Matt Bomer: Channing Tatum's Pony dance made Magic Mike a success

Matt Bomer has admitted he knew that 'Magic Mike' would be a success when he watched Channing Tatum rehearse his 'Pony' dance for the first time

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer has accredited 'Magic Mike's' success to Channing Tatum's 'Pony' dance.

The 37-year-old actor - who appears alongside Channing in the original movie and the latest instalment 'Magic Mike XXL' - has revealed watching the 35-year-old star's "body defy gravity" while dancing to Ginuwine's hit song was when he realised that the film about male strippers was going to be something special.

Matt said: "I knew (the film would be a hit) the first time I saw Channing rehearse the 'Pony' number. I knew he was an amazing dancer and I knew his charisma onscreen is great. But when I saw him do that, and I saw his body defy gravity, I was so thoroughly entertained on an audience level. I was just like, 'How does somebody do that?'"

However, while the 'In Time' star realised 'Magic Mike' would be a hit, he wasn't prepared for just quite how many people would see him stripping off.

Speaking to, Matt said: "I thought I was part of this really gritty girlfriend experience, and then all of a sudden it was this big studio summer release and I was like, 'Oh, more people are going to see me naked than I thought! This is great.'"


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