Real strippers bare almost all at Magic Mike screening in London attended by stars of movie

08:01 11 July 2012

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey arriving at a special film screening of Magic Mike at the Mayfair Hotel, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey arriving at a special film screening of Magic Mike at the Mayfair Hotel, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The Dream Idols strippers bared almost all for a room full of women before a screening in London of new Hollywood movie Magic Mike.

Stars Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey attended the screening the Mayfair Hotel and confessed that stripping off on stage in front of hordes of screaming women left them feeling scared.

Magic Mike is a film about male strippers, directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-written by Tatum, who worked as a stripper before he became an actor.

Tatum admitted: “It’s definitely scary. When the curtain’s about to move back you’re like, ‘Why did I want to do this movie again? I got out of this for a reason and now I’m experiencing it all over again.”’

McConaughey agreed: “Hell yeah! It’s intimidating to go out on stage like that. But it also becomes very fun. It’s a big buzz.”

The film also stars young British actor Alex Pettyfer and True Blood’s Joseph Manganellio.

Tatum revealed he was not able to prepare his co-stars for the reality of stripping in front of a live audience.

He said: “You can try as much as you possibly can, but those guys - they’re not dancers and they haven’t done it before.

“But they jumped in so hard and I commend them and respect them immensely for giving it their all.”

Coronation Street’s Brooke Vincent and Emmerdale’s Roxanne Pallett were among the guests at the screening.


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