Channing Tatum reveals why Matthew McConaughey doesn’t want to return for Magic Mike’s Last Dance movie
He might have been one of the show’s biggest stars but Matthew McConaughey is less than keen to appear in Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
It seems McConaughey is keen to leave the role well and truly in the past as Tatum revealed how he had spoken to him in private about his unwillingness to appear in another movie.
“I don’t know if Matthew would want to do [’Magic Mike’s Last Dance’], he loves what he did in the first movie so much. He was like, ‘I don’t want to touch it,” he said.
Tatum has heaped praise on McConaughey — who played former stripper Dallas and boss of Magic Mike in the cult hit — and singled him out as the “star” of the film.
“I mean, I’m not saying anything about mine or anyone else’s performances. He was the star, he was the movie, it was special,” Tatum told Entertainment Tonight.
“I can’t tell you how many times I had to watch the movie because of different edits Steven [Soderbergh] would do, and I would just fast forward to when he blew the fire, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, he’s a swan song.”
Magic Mike’s Last Dance is set to be released later this year and marks Channing’s first movie appearance after a four-year break.
The star previously promised that he had “listened” to fans of the series and claimed that the upcoming movie will feature “less character, more dancing.”
“I want this movie to be filled with joy and fun. Everybody is like, ‘Less character, more dancing.’ So I’ve listened,” he said.