There was no shortage of hotness over at the ‘Good Morning America’ studios! ‘Magic Mike XXL’ stars Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer dropped by. They even stopped and chatted up the waiting fans outside. I’m sure it was worth getting up far before the crack of dawn to stand outside the studios for those lucky ladies :).
The ‘Magic Mike XXL’ guys aren’t just friends on-screen: it turns out some of them have ties going way back off-screen, too. Matt and Joe Manganiello, for example, actually studied at Carnegie Mellon together as undergrads. Joe explained in a West Hollywood press conference:
I’ve known Matt since he was 18. We did come up through drama school together.”
They even performed classical works together.
Chekhov and Shakespeare and Ibsen and all of that. Now, at this moment in our careers where Scene 1, Take 1, Joe, you’re going to get naked and cannonball Channing [Tatum] into a pool. That education really paid off.”
I’m sure their old drama professors are so proud- LOL.
For his part, Matt said:
Seeing the mini-mart scene with Joe, seeing the culmination of all those years just come to fruition in that moment, to me, was so mind-blowing and epic. I literally just stood behind the camera, just wanting popcorn … with my jaw on the ground, just thanking God.”
LOL. The guys genuinely seem to have fun with this movie, which is really what it’s all about. They’ve come a long way, haven’t they?
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