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Matthew McConaughey caused female stampede

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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