In 2012, the actor — who used to be a stripper — got the internet all hot and bothered again after his performance in Magic Mike. If you didn’t have 'Pony' by Ginuwine stuck in your head for days, then you must rewatch.
Tatum, 40, revealed that bop cost $60,000 for the film to use. "That's a lot of money and we're an independent film. When we made that call and it got cleared, it was such a relief," he told GQ U.K. in July 2012. "Because of our budget we thought we couldn't have big epic music but as a producer, I was freaking out. If you go to a male strip club, they play big, epic music!"
In order to get in shape for the flick, Tatum revealed what motivated him to look good on camera. "I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be," he shared. "If I can out-perform some of the better athletes then I'm happy. When I look at the NFL or the NBA, these guys look how I want to look — it's useable, functional muscle. I don't work out because puts on best meathead voice 'I want to get my chest bigger! I want to get huge arms.'"
"It’s been a long road back," the handsome hunk captioned a photo of himself. "Injuries, life s**t, and just insanity in general. Ha daddy is finally back boooi!!"
"Gonna be a fun next 10-year run," he added. "To all those that have been there for me and held me down through it all. I love you. I’m gonna make ya proud. Let’s goo. Also, peep the Purell bottle. Keep it clean out there folks. Hahaha."
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The Alabama native said he is ready for Magic Mike 3. “When I’m done filming this movie!! … I’m ready! Let’s get it on. Magic Mike live is on. Put me in. Hahah,” he wrote.
"I lost a game of Jenga to Jessica Cornish," he said, referring to his ex Jessie J. "The loser (me) had to post a picture the other person (Jessica Cornish) picked ... Smh and fml ... I’m never playing Jenga with her ever again," he captioned a snapshot of himself naked in the shower.
"I ended up accidentally locking myself in my 7-year old daughter’s room," he captioned a photo of himself in a unicorn outfit. "And I ended up finding my inner child. So this is what I created for my little girl," referring to his upcoming children's book, The One and Only Sparkella.
Tatum and did a shirtless workout. Looking good, guys!
What's sexier than a man who loves his mother? Nothing! "She has put up with a lot over the years. Wow. Don't how we got here mama," he gushed. "But I know it's cause of you. I be lovin' you."