Channing Tatum on stripping: ‘I was a fool in a stupid outfit’


Channing Tatum has revealed that he hated working as a male stripper.

The actor worked as an exotic dancer in his younger days but insisted that he was not happy with his former line of work.

The Magic Mike star explained in an interview with Outmagazine, “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part.’

“You are on a stage with people yelling at you and you feel like 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.”

Tatum also confessed that it was intrigue that led him to pursue the job, explaining: “I was definitely looking for something to take me into the dark side.

“You learn something about yourself, you learn about men, women, you see a lot of depressing s**t, people that are lost. But at the same time, the dark side can be exciting. It can feel like you’re cheating death every night.”

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