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From Bomer's Beautiful People feature, April, 2010:
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From Joe Manganiello's Beautiful People feature, April, 2011:
On identifying with his role as tough good-guy/werewolf Alcide on True Blood: "I was that big kid who wouldn't fight back in school and then my dad would say, 'Tomorrow you knock that kid's teeth out' and I would -- and then feel terrible about it. Alcide's a lot like that."
Bomer, who enjoys posing next to view finders just as much as Manganiello does, on Magic Mike:
On preparing for his role by visiting male strip clubs:
I wentsolo and I think some other guys went to other places. I reached out to this group called TheHollywood Men who were super collaborative and welcoming. They let me come into the club and alot of my character's scenes are in this Altman-esque world of before and afterthey go onstage and they let me experience a lot ofthat. They let me go onstage alittle bit. I didn't perform butthey let me hang in the wings while people were performing so I could get therelationship to the audience. Sothat was really fun. Then we did alot of choreography with an amazing choreographer called Alison Faulk whochoreographs for Britney Spears and Madonna and was able to take what we hadand accentuate that and hide the things that we were really shitty at.
On who had the best moves:
Channing by far! Channing'sdancing in this movie is, I mean, it defies the laws of physics! It's insane. I can't wait for people to see it. They're just gonna freak out. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. [Ed note: This is true. People were screaming and hugging each other in our theater last night during Tatum's scenes. It was like an Oprah's Favorite Things episode, but with dry humping, dollar bills and butts.]
On his Magic Mike body hair maintenance routine:
Yeah, I think everybody had to come correct in terms of whatthose people do. It was a lot of training, waxing, self-tanning, those kinds ofthings that are a necessity for that job. And while they weren't enjoyable, they definitely helped inform theexperience and helped you out when you're out onstage doing your thing.
Magic Mike is out now. You will scream and hug your neighbor.