'Magic Mike' captures essence of stripping life: Channing Tatum

Jul 17, 2012, 09:27 IST | PTI

Actor Channing Tatum says his new film 'Magic Mike' captures the essence of his former life as a stripper

Tatum, 32, who worked as a male stripper before he found success in Hollywood, stars with Matthew McConaughey in the flick, reported Showbiz spy. "In the end, this is a simple story about someone trying to find his way.

Channing Tatum

It was the atmosphere and energy of it [male stripping] I wanted to capture, and that feeling of being at a time in your life when you're trying things out, and up for anything," he said.

The actor said that he really enjoyed his past work as a male stripper but added that being in a thong can be a humbling experience. "The more you try to look sexy, the lamer it is, so you just have to commit to the comedy," he added.

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