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Channing Tatum: I 'Never Enjoyed' Taking My Clothes Off

Channing Tatum: I 'Never Enjoyed' Taking My Clothes Off

Channing Tatum takes the cover of Out‘s June/July issue.

Here’s what the 32-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On his stripper movie, Magic Mike: “It’s risky. People say that women and the gay community will go see it – knock on wood – but I know straight guys won’t be like, ‘Yo, what’s up man – you wanna go see the stripping movie after the game tonight?’ I doubt they’ll have the balls to see it. What’s funny is that the girls don’t ask me questions about my stripping days, but straight guys want to know everything. It’s that fantasy element. It’s probably why a lot of females on Halloween are the whorey version of a ketchup bottle, or slutty nurse, which I love and respect – it’s liberating.”

On baring almost all: “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, but you’re nothing – you’re just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit.”

On his career: “I’ve been acting for eight years now, and I feel I’m just starting to understand things. As soon as you think you’re the sh–, you’ll find 100 people that will point at you and laugh. I don’t ever want to be that person – I want to keep finding people I can learn from. That’s my entire journey in life.”

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  • nicole

    hahah best answer to the first question. he is always hilarious <3

  • solecito

    He might not enjoy taking his clothes off, but we women do!

  • frisbee

    Oh, C-Tates, you! The stripping movie? ;D Horrible headline though, I’ve always felt Channing was somebody who enjoyed taking his clothes off, as long as it wasn’t on the set. Don’t go trying to make him into a good boy, JJ, that’s not the way.

  • believe

    He is witty, clever, down to earth, a great dancer and hotter than the sun. Darn his lucky wife (who is pretty cute, too!).

  • caxposed

    About frigging time. It’s nice to see Channing covering “Out” AGAIN. It’s sad that it took the people over at “Out” TEN years and four months to have him grace the magazine’s cover again. However, ten years is better than never again, right? Can’t wait to pick up both this issue of “Out” and the latest issue of “Entertainment Weekly.”

  • caxposed

    …”The total package” indeed.

  • Metro

    what is out? a gay magazine? is he gay then?