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Channing Tatum on THAT Irish dancing scene in Magic Mike XXL

Published 15/06/2015 | 08:16

Channing Tatum stars in new stripping movie Magic Mike
Channing Tatum stars in new stripping movie Magic Mike

Top actor Channing Tatum received divine inspiration for his new movie Magic Mike XXL while he was in Dublin several years ago.

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The 35-year-old Hollywood star said that he was inspired to include a few jigs and reels in the steamy flick.

"It's a couple of cool moves that I saw these dancers do at this traditional Irish dancing show in some pub in Dublin that I was like, 'Man, these guys, they got something. They are so tight and on point so I definitely snuck a few shapes, a few moves in. I stole a few. Now whether anyone notices, or worse, sees me completely messing up, only time will tell," he revealed.

A former exotic dancer himself, Tatum stated that it's important for him to incorporate different types of influences into his performances.

"I like to change things up, include some moves from different sources. Keep the performances fresh," he said. "I want to be creative."

The A list actor also confirmed that the concept for the original 2012 hit Magic Mike was devised over a "couple of beers" in Dublin with director Steven Soderbergh.

Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill after receiving Bram Stoker medals from The Phil Society of Trinity College
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill after receiving Bram Stoker medals from The Phil Society of Trinity College
Channing Tatum promoting new movie ‘22 Jump Street’ at The Screen Cinema, Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum promoting new movie ‘22 Jump Street’ at The Screen Cinema, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

"Over a couple of beers, that's when I told Steven that I had this time in my life and he was like, 'You should do something with that. That sounds like a great story.'"

Actor Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actor Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)

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