When you think of the upcoming movie, Magic Mike, which features Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, and Joe Manganiello as male strippers, you would think being on the edge of 100% nudity most of the time would be the intimidating part (for them, not us).
But it turns out they were less fearful of stripping down, and more afraid of having to dance while doing it. And by "it" we mean strip. Get your minds out of the gutter!
McConaughey — who just wed his longtime girlfriend, where he apparently skipped the tradition of a first dance — admitted before doing this movie, "I'd never danced." A big part of pre-shoot prep had all three guys learning choreographed routines to go along with their stripteases. But according to McConaughey, when it came time to shoot his dance scenes he felt like "there will never be enough time. I could rehearse this thing for 10 years."
Even ex-stripper Tatum (whose real-life story is the inspiration behind the movie) was not looking forward to reliving his past. "I'm about to go on stage and dance for the first time, and I'm like, 'Why did I want to do this again? This is completely not what I remembered.' I was terrified."
True Blood's Manganiello — who is also no stranger to taking his shirt off, and was hesitant to take another role that involved doing just that — equates his stripping scenes to the feeling of "coming out of a blackout. You get up there, you do this thing, and then it was like waking up the next morning covered in blood having no recollection of what the hell you just did. You're sitting backstage after your routine, in a thong, sweating, the music is over, you're just sitting there alone in silence ... going, 'What did I just do? People are going to see this!"
Yep. And if he's lucky, lots and lots of people.
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Matthew Mcconaughey has sent his new wedding band back to the jewellers to have it engraved with "something special".
The actor wed Brazilian beauty Camila Alves at their ranch in Texas earlier this month (Jun12) and already he has been spotted out and about without the ring - but he insists it's not because he is having second thoughts about being a married man.
He explains, "The ring is getting something done to it, just a little extra thing that we wanted to add after the wedding."
Magic Mike is only days away from hitting theaters, which means fans are more anxious than ever to uncover any tantalizing tidbits these hunky stars are willing to tease (emphasis on the tease.) To tide us over until next Friday, star Matthew McConaughey gave the goods on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. And by goods we mean admitted that he was asked to wax his nether region.
"Everybody got manscaped to some extent," he (over)shared and noted that it wasn't exactly the most pleasant experience. "If you don't have to do it, don't ever do this." Alright, alright.
The newlywed went on to recount his first public grooming session for a national television audience. "It was like 7:30 in the morning, I go down there, we're in Hollywood, and I go to this little place in the strip mall," McConaughey recalled, "There's this Russian woman in there, and she's just as formal as you could be: 'In the back, clothes off, lay down, turn over!'"
"She's pouring this glue and stuff all over you, and you're sitting there and you're giggling, and all the sudden she lays something on you . . .and it hurts! It does hurt!" he continued. "And the thing is, after every time she waxed off whatever hair she's pulling, she says, 'So sorry, so sorry, so sorry.' So you just giggle through the tears and hope you only got to do it once."
But McConaughey isn't the only male actor who's had to endure their fair share of excessive — and sometimes painful and traumatizing — forms of male grooming. So in honor of McConaughey's dedication to his craft, here's a look at some of the best manscaping moments in movie history. Feel their pain.
Steve Carell in 40 Year Old Virgin
Pain is beauty, beauty is pain. A statement Carell can attest to all too well. Hands down, the funniest grooming scene in cinema history, Carell's commitment to the bit (he sacrificed his own chest for the sake of comedy) had audiences screaming with laughter. Not to mention screaming, "Oh, Kelly Clarkson!" any time they got waxed, too.
Mel Gibson in What Women Want
Act like a lady, think like a lady. Before it became plain painful to watch Gibson for otherreasons, moviegoers watched him endure the trials and tribulations of womanhood in this comedy.
Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire
A woman's work is never done. Particularly when you're actually a 40-year-old man taking on the look and identity of a 70-year-old woman. Now that's dedication. While he didn't commit like the other guys on the list — Hello! No shaved legs?! — s/he certainly had his family fooled.
Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie
Hoffman took manscaping to the max, shaving his entire body and even plucking his eyebrows all so he can pretend to be a woman pretending to be another woman. (Got all that?) But all the grooming didn't go unnoticed: Hoffman created an iconic character and earned an Oscar nod for his work on the film.
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
Kevin McCallister learned what it meant to be a man after experiencing the bittersweet sting of aftershave during his very first home alone shower. This classic moment was undoubtedly the highlight of Culkin's career and most likely sent little boys scurrying off to their father's bathroom to see what all the fuss was about. AHHHHHHH.
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The actor wed the 29-year-old Brazilian model and designer earlier this month (Jun12) at his ranch in Austin, Texas and admits he was overcome with emotion as he waited for his bride at the altar after his life and hers flashed before him.
The Sahara star tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "I was not nervous... There was no regret... I got up there and I walked out and I was still just fine and then we had that long, like 30, 40 second pause before she came out.
"I remember leaning my head back and sort of just thinking and praying, and I had gone through 42 years of my life... and looking forward to getting married one day, and then I went through 29 years of her life and it hit me that, 'Here's this woman that was once a young girl and this is every girl's dream - to find their prince.'
"To have that fairytale that a young girl has... and then it hit me, 'I'm that man!'
"As soon as my head came down, the music cued and she walked in and I lost it. It was beautiful."
The Texan father-of-two, who wed fiancee Camila Alves last weekend (09Jun12), has claimed 21 per cent of the vote in movie website Fandango.com's timely countdown - five per cent more than second-placed Brad Pitt.
Johnny Depp is a close third, while Mark Wahlberg and Chris Hemsworth round out the top five.
Also making the top 10: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman and Tom Cruise, who came in 10th with four per cent of the vote.
Father's Day around the world falls on Sunday (17Jun12).
The Sahara star surprised the Brazilian beauty by popping the question on Christmas Day (25Dec11), and he made sure it was a moment to remember by burying the diamond under a pile of presents.
McConaughey tells People magazine, "It was the last gift to be opened and I wrapped it in seven different boxes so Camila would have to keep unwrapping. She got the ring, I took a knee and asked her to marry me and take my name. After a bit, she conceded... thankfully."
McConaughey also treated Alves to a vintage-style diamond headpiece and 10-carat earrings to wear on their wedding day last weekend (09Jun12).
Matthew Mcconaughey has opened up his wedding album for a new magazine feature, just days after marrying model Camila Alves.
The actor has given fans a sneak peek into his big day by sharing pictures of his nuptials at the couple's home in Austin, Texas on Saturday (09Jun12).
In the cover shot for America's People magazine, a tuxedo-clad McConaughey gazes lovingly at his Brazilian bride in her white bridal gown.
The couple has also shared details about the Catholic ceremony, which included its son Levi as ring bearer and daughter Vida as flower girl.
Alves says, "Somehow they both seem to understand what we are doing on a spiritual level."
Reese Witherspoon, Kenny Chesney and Woody Harrelson were among the 120 guests who attended the three-day celebration.
News spread like wildfire over the weekend when long time couple Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves finally tied the knot on Saturday. But since a picture is worth a thousand words, it is more than interesting to see the couple's wedding pic on the cover of People magazine. Just looking at the romantic shot, the couple seem completely enveloped in wedded bliss to an almost annoying level!
But despite how nauseatingly romantic the shot is, the 29-year-old bride still looks stunning in her elegantly laced, white dress. And, of course, we already knew how well McConaughey could pull off a tux (or anything else for that matter).
What do you think of this wedding photo? McConaughey must have taken corny cues from The Wedding Planner for this shot.
[Photo credit: People]
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It's official: Matthew McConaughey is hitched. The 42-year-old actor tied the knot this weekend with long-time partner Camila Alves, 30. The Lincoln Lawyer actor proposed to Alves, a Brazilian model, on Christmas Day last year. Now, the couple have sealed the deal in a small wedding in McConaughey's home state of Texas.
EOnline reports that the nuptials were relatively low key, with only a handful of friends and family in attendance. This is the first marriage for both McConaughey and Alves, who have two children, Levi and Vida.
Word that the couple was set to wed this weekend leaked when party trucks made their way into the McConaughey compound early on Friday. Orchid delivery? Dead giveaway. The celebration kicked off with a pre-wedding camp out, with two-person luxury tents filling McConaughey's backyard. Details on the actual ceremony are scarce (workers who helped set up were asked to sign nondisclosure agreements), but one can only imagine the lengths of the production based on the accommodations made for the guests!
Early in his career, McConaughey earned a reputation for being a bad boy, keeping his celebrating his bachelorhood and occasionally running intro trouble with the law (in 1999, the actor was arrested for posession of cannabis). But settling down with Alves looks to be part of a new phase of life — McConaughey is also starring in two 2012 dramas that debuted to praise at the Cannes Film Festival: The Paperboy and Mud. With his career flourishing and his relationship stable, McConaughey is setting himself, his wife and his kids up as one of Hollywood's most darling families.
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Actor Matthew Mcconaughey has married his model fiancee Camila Alves.
The Sahara star and the Brazilian beauty, who have been together for six years, exchanged vows on Saturday (09Jun12) in an intimate, private ceremony in his native Texas, according to America's People magazine.
The ceremony on Saturday night was attended by a handful of close friends and family, including the couple's two children: son Levi, three, and two-year-old daughter Vida. A reception was held in marquees erected in the grounds of the stars' Austin home.
McConaughey, 42, and Alves, 30, got engaged on Christmas Day last year (25Dec11).