We know not all male strippers eventually become super-famous actors, but after hearing about Channing Tatum‘s stripper past, on top of Javier Bardem erotic dancing, we’re starting put the pieces together. When chatting with Access Hollywood, Tatum revealed he used to drop in like it was hot into the laps of central Floridians. “I just heard it on the radio and just went in, that was it,” Channing admits. “You know, 18-years-old in Tampa and you’re broke, you’re pretty much willing to do anything at that time.” A tale as old as printed money. Speaking of which, isn’t it time we finally filmed that all-male Flashdance remake we’ve been shopping around?
As for which songs got his pelvis gyrating, Tatum had his favorites. “Usher or ‘Ride it’ by Pony,” he recalls. Channing eventually abandoned his sexy career for the silver screen, though we think it was the tight-fisted female clientele that eventually changed his mind. “Incredibly cheap. Ya’ll are incredibly cheap when it comes to giving money for sex!,” Channing joked. If we knew what The Dilemma star would end up looking like, we would have jammed $5 bills into his Speedo. Well, no dollar coins at least.
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