Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Channing Tatum: Looking sexy is hard

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum says trying to be sexy in front of a girl is a "very humbling experience".

The hunky actor stars in Magic Mike alongside Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer. The film follows a group of male strippers and Channing has revealed how hard it is to constantly exude sexiness.

"It's harder than anyone thinks for guys to be sexy... Girls can just do it, just walking.... Guys, it's not the same thing. Especially when you put them in a thong," he told the Los Angeles Times. "Everything you're trying to do to be sexy makes you look like a clown. I challenge any guy to go and try to be sexy to his girl. It's a very humbling experience."

Channing, a former exotic dancer himself, reveals a lot of flesh in the upcoming semi-autobiographical movie. Despite his former profession, the 32-year-old star is not always comfortable with getting his toned torso out in front of a crowd.

"You get in at 18, and halfway through 19 you look around and you're like, 'Man, I don't want to do this,'" he explained.

"I never really enjoyed taking my clothes off. That was a weird thing. I really enjoyed the dancing, the performance of it all, the craziness of the life. But I would always take my pants off and run off stage."

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