Matthew McConaughey says his strip scene for Magic Mike is ‘wonderfully filthy’

Matthew McConaughey as Dallas in Magic Mike

God bless America, and is Matthew McConaughey seriously a 42-year-old father of 2!?!

McConaughey is one of the buff and beautiful stars of Stephen Soderberg’s ode to male stripping film that’s been getting lots of press, Magic Mike. Magic Matthew recently sat down (or did he dance around) with The Advocate for an interview and revealed that his revealing scenes in the highly anticipated film will be ALL him.

Although he mainly acts as the club’s emcee, Dallas (Matt’s character) also has a big striptease that leaves little to the imagination.
Oh, it leaves something to the imagination. It wasn’t in the script, but Soderbergh said in the beginning that if it felt right, I could strip at the end of the movie. I said, “I gotta dance, man.” I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn’t get up there and strip myself.

Aside from Channing Tatum, whose real-life stripper past inspired the film, I’d imagine that you were the most comfortable with stripping.
At first it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug, and I couldn’t wait to do it again. Look, I love to dance, but I’ve never been a stripper. Channing’s one of the best hip-hop street dancers I’ve ever seen, and I didn’t want to challenge his style, so I worked on my own strengths. I also knew that my dance had to be the dirtiest. It had to be wonderfully filthy.

Did your striptease require a lot of rehearsal?
I found the song I wanted, we got it cleared very early, and I started working on the choreography from the very beginning. I was working two, three nights a week to get that down. It was a ball.

Nice thong, by the way.
It’s a great thong. We took a lot of time designing it because the thong’s your armor, man. It’s your sword. Well, I guess it’s really the sheath for the sword.

Did you consider using a stripper stand-in?
No way. That’s all me up there. I don’t need a stunt a$$.

To catch the rest of Matt’s always candid self I encourage you to head over to The Advocate and read the rest of the fun interview. But Butt first you can check out the trailer if you wanna:

Photo: Glen Wilson/Warner Bros.

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