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Ladies, prepare yourself for the feast for the eyes that will be Magic Mike. Channing Tatum's stripper movie hits theaters June 29, and Matthew McConaughey wants you to know that he did all of his own dancing -- and nudity -- for the steamy tale of male strippers in Florida.
Although we don't think we've ever seen McConaughy without eight-pack abs, in a new interview with The Advocate, the 42-year-old surfer dude says he truly kicked his fitness regimen into high gear so he could do his own butt work for the film.
"That's all me up there," the actor says of his striptease scene. "I don't need a stunt ass."
While McConaughey wasn't worried about baring (almost) all for the role, he wasn't quite as confident in his dancing skills -- but he rose to the challenge nonetheless.
"I said, 'I gotta dance, man.' I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn't get up there and strip myself," he says, adding that his big strip tease wasn't initially in the script. "At first it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug and I couldn't wait to do it again."
That being said, McConaughey knew he had nothing on Tatum, whose experience as a male stripper is the basis for the film.
"Look, I love to dance, but I've never been a stripper," McConaughey admits. "Channing is one of the best hip-hop street dancers I've ever seen, and I didn't want to challenge his style, so I worked on my own strengths. I also knew that my dance had to be the dirtiest. It had to be wonderfully filthy."
Considering the most common items of clothing in the movie are man thongs, the father of two said he and the rest of the cast wanted to make sure they looked good in the buff.
"Boy, if you really want to get men in great shape, just tell them they're going to play male strippers in a movie and have their s--- on screen for the rest of time," he says. "Vanity, baby!"