Joe Manganiello spills the beans on THAT Magic Mike XXL supermarket scene
Published 02/07/2015 | 12:22
Of all the dance scenes in Magic Mike XXL, the one featuring Sofia Vergara's husband-to-be is garnering the most attention.
Joe Manganiello, who plays Big Dick Richie in the male stripping sequel to Magic Mike, indulges in a little stripping action in a convenience store for the benefit of a lonely clerk.
There's a snippet of the explosive scene in the trailer (below) but in the movie it's set to iconic Backstreet Boys tune 'I Want It That Way'.
"I have a production company and I'm working with a director who had just finished making a Backstreet Boys documentary, and I had just come from a screening of it when I went to choreography for the first day of this mini-mart routine," Manganiello revealed to Vulture.
"And it hit me in the parking lot on our walk down: I turned to our choreographer and said, 'Look, it's gotta be the Backstreet Boys. Richie has to be this closet Backstreet fan, and that song comes on and saves him and unlocks his inner dancer!'
"And then I talked to [screenwriter] Reid Carolin about it, and he put this whole section in earlier in the movie where you can hear Richie talking about the Backstreet Boys."
He added, "I know A.J. McLean pretty well, and I was actually over at his house for dinner a few months ago showing him the choreography. I kind of reenacted the mini-mart scene in his kitchen before we ate dinner, and he said, "Hey, wait a minute! That's our choreography from the video!" Which … exactly. Richie knows the choreography."
He also told EW, "I said, ‘There’s only one song that could be worthy.’ When it comes on the radio, no matter how tough a dude you are, the windows go up and you sing along."
Check out a snippet of the scene at 24 seconds...