Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike (out June 29) is based on Channing Tatum’s actual experience as a stripper in his teens. But getting into character for the movie still required some out-of-the-ordinary preparation for the 21 Jump Street star and his costars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer. Check out this (slightly NSFW) snippet from EW’s raucous roundtable interview with the stars, available on stands this week, before clicking through our exclusive photo gallery.
EW: They told you to wax for the movie?
Channing Tatum: Yeah, you can’t be a hairy stripper.
Joe Manganiello: I have no [body] hair.
Tatum: I actually don’t have any hair either, but I mean, you can’t really even have hair down there. [To Manganiello] Do you have hair down there? Or are you like a baby?
Manganiello: I… you know… I… I adhere to proper grooming techniques.
Tatum: You manscape?
Matthew McConaughey: You did? Before this movie?
Manganiello: Yeah, man. I’m Sicilian and Armenian, okay? You gotta do something. [Laughs]
For more from the Magic Mike stars, check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video from our cover shoot, EW’s exclusive photo gallery, and pick up your copy of the issue in print or on your tablet device today.