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'I got my swagger in Ireland', - Magic Mike stripper Matt

He's a Hollywood heartthrob and Magic Mike XXL star Matt Bomer revealed he learned how to be sexy while he lived in Ireland.

The American actor (37), who plays a male stripper in the film, lived in Galway for a year after he finished college in his early 20s.

Although he was "shy" before his visit to these shores, Bomer explained that working in bars and restaurants around the city helped him grow in confidence.

"I'd been studying regional theatre and decided I want to go away for a while and had family roots in Ireland and thought, that would be the place to do it. So got my work visa and was on my way," he said.

"I was probably a little shy because I hadn't been out of the States much but [the Irish], they have that self-assurance, that swagger, it's so infectious and crazy amazing. The Irish are hot."


Speaking at the London premiere of Magic Mike XXL, the film star said he "loved" everything about the city and that he "can't wait" to return to Ireland.

"Loved the people there, one of my favourite places in the world, especially when I could have gone anywhere in the world," he said.

"So I can't wait to come back. My sister's husband is from Galway, I need to get back sooner rather than later. I miss that Celtic swagger," Bomer added.