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Channing Tatum stars in new stripping movie Magic Mike

Channing Tatum stars in new stripping movie Magic Mike

Channing Tatum stars in new stripping movie Magic Mike

Channing Tatum has confessed he felt like a fool during his time working as a stripper.

The GI Joe hunk stars alongside Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey in new movie Magic Mike, based on Channing's own experiences working as a stripper in Florida when he was 19.

Channing told Out magazine: "I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you're a rock star, but you're nothing - you're just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit."

The 32-year-old 21 Jump Street star also revealed it's mostly men who ask him in his stripping past, while women don't seem interested.

He said: "What's funny is that the girls don't ask me questions about my stripping days, but straight guys want to know everything. It's that fantasy element.

"It's probably why a lot of females on Halloween are the whorey version of a ketchup bottle, or slutty nurse, which I love and respect - it's liberating."

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