Male stripper ‘Magic Mike’ is back for a second bite of the cherry in ‘Magic Mike XXL’
directed Gregory Jacobs.
Three years on Mike, played by Channing Tatum, owns a furniture business and is gradually lured back into strip-tease when his troupe, the Kings of Tampa, hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
The actors train and train, but does the buff body last, not according to Channing Tatum:
“No, absolutely – that lasts for about five days, when we shoot it and that’s about it – you time it until that day and then it just, you lose it immediately.”
Fellow actor Matt Bomer agrees:“Hell, no. That’s a time and a place deal, right there, once they call cut, it’s back to cheeseburgers, pizza, whatever we’ve been missing out on.”