Channing Tatum has revealed the amount of time it took him to get in perfect shape for the latest season of Magic Mike titled Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
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Magic Mike fans will be pleased to see Channing Tatum in the latest installment but the Hollywood superstar admitted that he almost left the franchise.
The 41-year-old actor has admitted that the diet in preparation for the movie almost ruled him out of taking on the role for the third time because he didn’t want to starve himself.
Channing is known for her stunning figure but has revealed that a long and hard exercise regime is a very tough tag line these days.
Speaking on Performances by Kelly Clarksonhe explained that he didn’t feel like his body was fit to take on the role of a stripper for Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
He told the former American Idol star: “It’s hard even when you exercise to get in shape.
“You have to starve yourself. I don’t think when you’re that thin, it’s actually healthy for you.”
He went on to admit that forced training took up most of his time and described how increasingly difficult it was to transfer weight as he got older.
While the third installment of the series has been labeled as final, the bold Channing hasn’t ruled out returning to the role during his golden years.
Talking to IndieWireThe A-list artist joked that it was the only way for him to return to the character before agreeing to be in the third season.
He said: “The only thing I’m saying I’m going to actually do – before we decide on this version – is the ‘Grumpy Old Men’ version of when we’re 70.
“When we’re 70, I definitely want to bring the team back together.”
He also confessed his surprise at how successful the films were and how shocked he was that the series was able to continue after the first one.
He said: “In my opinion, we have chewed all the flesh and bones. “I guess there was a pun intended.
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“They’re basically boys’ movies for women. We don’t have plans to make a second movie.
The first film hit the big screen in 2012, with Magic Mike XXL being released three years later.
Channing is currently the star of Dog, a film he co-directed.
He plays a U.S. Army ranger named Briggs, who is tasked with driving an army working dog from Washington to Arizona so it can attend his handler’s funeral.
The pair go on a touching journey, watching as Briggs tries to rediscover herself with the help of her canine companion.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/channing-tatum-almost-rejected-magic-26295137 Channing Tatum almost turned down Magic Mike 3 because he needed to 'starve' for the role