Matthew McConaughey caused female stampede
Published 01/06/2012 | 08:30
Matthew McConaughey's solo dance routine in Magic Mike roused the female extras so much they "ran at the stage".
The actor stars alongside Channing Tatum in the new movie - which is loosely based on Channing's time as a sexy dancer.
Matthew plays Dallas in the Steven Soderbergh-directed comedy - a former stripper who owns the club Xquisite.
"We could not get the women to sit down in the front row," co-star Channing laughed. "They just ran at the stage."
Matthew didn't need much convincing to accept the role. The 42-year-old star says filmmaker Steven sold him the script hands down.
"He pitched me the story, and ten minutes into it, I was on my knees in my house laughing," he recalled to MTV News. "And I said, 'Tell me, any words of advice?' And he said, 'This guy, Dallas, he's connected to the UFOs in space.' And then I said, 'Anything else?' And he said, 'You really can't go wrong.' And I said, 'I'm in.'"
Channing insists the male cast were very open to the nudity. The Hollywood star says no-one was too worried about exposing their flesh.
"The first day of rehearsals, I looked at the guys and we went through our stuff, and I was like, 'All right. It's time to get naked, boys.' And it was hilarious that none of them really balked," he smiled.
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