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When it comes to stripping for a role, Channing Tatum doesn't have to do too much research. The upcoming Steven Soderbergh movie Magic Mike is based on Tatum's own pre-stardom experience as a male exotic dancer, so he had built up an arsenal of marquee stripper moves long before he had to flaunt them for the big screen. And, besides, no matter how audiences react to his stripping, Tatum already has the one stamp of approval that truly matters: the praise of his wife of two years, Jenna Dewan.
"He's amazing. He's a great stripper!" the 31-year-old actress tells Us Weekly. "I should ask for more (private dances)."
The couple met on the set of the 2006 dance movie Step Up and have been together ever since. Dewan, a former professional dancer, says she didn't even need to suggest any of her routines to Tatum because he already had a good idea of how to seduce his audience as an exotic dancer.
"I didn't show him any routines, but I would definitely watch his and give my critiques and suggestions," she says.
Maybe some of the other stars of the film could have used her help, though. Magic Mike also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer. According to Soderbergh, there's "enough male skin in this (movie) to make up for a century of discrepancy." So keep both eyes open, ladies.
"It's really fun. They are worse than women," the director tells Us about his male cast. "They made sure that when they showed up, they looked amazing. They were all competitive. It was hilarious. But they looked great."