Chatting With The Cast of Magic Mike XXL & I Learned Some Sexy Moves Too!


Hey All!

I recently had the amazing opportunity to chat with the cast of “Magic Mike XXL” at the press conference for their fantastic new film which is out today. This is the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit “Magic Mike.”  It reunites Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias in what is sure to be the HOTTEST film of the summer. Pun intended! The cast has grown with some new roles played by Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”), Donald Glover (“Community”), Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss (“Step Up Revolution”), Andie MacDowell (“Footloose”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Gotham”). All were in attendance for this press conference including the films Director Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”) and Reid Carolin who wrote the screenplay.

I had to first tell Channing Tatum that his dance moves are like the “Fast and Furious” movies, the just keep getting better and better. It’s mind blowing! I also had to ask him how long he has to practice the routines and dance moves so that they look so amazingly perfect on camera.



We actually had a big CGI budget and they actually put my face on Twitches body, so that’s actually him doing my dance moves. (He was kidding and we all laughed) No I think we had a good amount of time to rehearse on this movie. I don’t remember the exact amount of days, but everyone really showed up. That’s really what I want to say about that. Everybody came and was like we’re doing it this time. I think it was a little bit of an oversight on the first one that we couldn’t fit all the dance routines in the movie. So we kind of designed the way that we filmed the dancing a little bit better so we could show them. Because once you see one person get on the stage and take their clothes off, the next one gets a little interesting because they all end the same way. I just wanted to blow it out of the box with the dancing. The first one the real world like male dance reviews we did were not all that interesting and they kind of sucked, like to be honest. For this one I was like let’s just go and do something different. I don’t ever want them to do a fire man routine on any stage ever again! Like ever again. I think all these guys brought their own thing to it and it was fun to craft out what they were really interested in doing.


Jada Pinkett Smith was asked if she practiced her lines in the film with her hubby Will Smith and she had the best response.


Oh no, that won’t work on him. Mama has to use a whole different technique with big Daddy. We’ll leave that right there.

Joe Manganiello shared an incredible story about how he popped his bicep during shooting.



In take one of my finale routine, which we rehearsed and rehearsed, my dance partner did something we didn’t rehearse. The result to me was audible to me a loud rip and a pop. It was my bicep! We went in the back and had our kind of All Valley Karate Tournament Miyagi moment in the back. Normally when a bicep snaps it rolls up to your shoulder and your arm turns black and your arm caves in. That didn’t happen so I thought it was a dislocated bone in my arm.

Channing chimes in.


His biceps are so well trained that they won’t do normal things. They’re like I got you sir. I won’t roll up!


(Joe Laughs) This masseuse is there and trying to work this what we think is a bone back into my arm. And Channing is there and he says I can move my routine up and shoot it today and do yours tomorrow. I’m like there is no way. I’m not going to make it until tomorrow.  Tomorrow my arm is not going to move tomorrow. If we can get it today we have to go today.


It was like straight out of Rocky or something. I’m like dude I’ll go on for you. I can go on for you and he’s like no man just pop it back in. Just pop it back in. I can do this!


It was like Daniel Larusso’s gonna fight! Daniel Larusso’s gonna fight! So I came back out and we for the next 4 and half hours did this routine that involves this sex swing. I have to like jump on top of it and my brain was like not letting me do since it knew and it was trying to stop me. But we made it through. Everyone gave me a pat on the back, ice bags on the arm, and everyone said you know bro that was amazing. Sofia (Sofía Vergara his soon to be wife) was there that day and we got back to my trailer. As soon as the door closed, she was like “If I see you at the gym tomorrow, we’re done. I’m going to leave you. We’re done. That’s it!”


He hasn’t been to gym since!

The male cast members were asked what they learned about what a woman wants in man after making these movies and they made Donald Glover answer.


I asked a bunch of friends what they think women want when I got the part and at the end of the day, everybody just wants it to be a conversation. My Dad always said the one thing your Mom taught me was everybody wants to be right or happy. And to be happy everything has to be a conversation and that’s what kind of happens in the movie. It’s about being free and open to what women want.

I couldn’t agree more with Donald.


I wanted to also share that I got a private sexy dance lesson from one of the real choreographers from the film.


The Magic Mike XXL dancers also joined me on the stage.


I learn it’s all in the hips folks and don’t be afraid to get your sexy roll on.


It was so much fun! It ended with me getting sandwiched by all the guys in a sexy dance circle. I wish I had a video of it but for some reason it was never sent to me. If it ever pops up I’ll be happy to share it with you so you can learn the moves as well.


It was so much fun to chat with the cast of this amazingly fun film and to get my dance on with these hottie dancers.

Magic Mike XXL is in theaters now!

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