Sometimes in Hollywood, stars get a little bashful and hire a “stunt ass.” Meaning, a stand-in strips down for the naked scenes and no, that naked ass you saw in “Friends With Benefits” did not belong to Mila Kunis.
Matthew McConaughey stars in the new male-stripper movie “Magic Mike” and says all that partially clothed nudity you see on the big screen…it’s all him!
“That’s all me up there,” McConaughey tells the Advocate, “I don’t need a stunt ass.”
Originally, McConaughey wasn’t supposed to strip in the film. He was just supposed to make appearances as the strip club owner, but could you really put McConaughey in a movie about exotic dancers and expect him to keep his clothes on?
“It wasn’t in the script,” says McConaughey, “but [The director] Soderbergh said in the beginning that if it felt right, I could strip at the end of the movie. I said, ‘I gotta dance, man.’ I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn’t get up there and strip myself.”
The movie-goers would also regret it if they went to "Magic Mike" and got the “Step Up 3D” version of what was supposed to be a guy stripper flick.
Once he stripped down, McConaughey said he loved it! “At first it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug, and I couldn’t wait to do it again.”
Oh and for the ladies who’ve got a thing for the aging surfer type, McConaughey says, “I also knew that my dance had to be the dirtiest. It had to be wonderfully filthy.”
How soon is too soon to start pre-ordering my tickets to see “Magic Mike?”