McConaughey on trusting his 'Magic Mike' thong
June 25th, 2012
03:51 PM ET

McConaughey on trusting his 'Magic Mike' thong

Matthew McConaughey has never been shy about taking his shirt off on camera, but the actor's skimpy "Magic Mike" costume left even less to the imagination.

The 43-year-old, who plays a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike,” told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s a huge leap of faith to trust a thong.”

"It's your only protection up on stage,” McConaughey said of the small piece of fabric. "When I first tried it on, my body contorted. And I tried to get myself into every position to see what angles I was covered."

The newlywed's trust issues might stem from a wardrobe malfunction he experienced on set.

He and other cast members recalled the women in one scene getting so worked up, they actually rushed the stage and ripped off McConaughey‘s thong.

Soderbergh said the actor practically dared the ladies to do it.

Tatum, whose real-life experience as a stripper inspired the flick, says the thong is your friend.

"If everyone is dressed in a thong pretty much any conversation is going to be funny,” he said. "It’s only weird if you make it weird.”

“Magic Mike” hits theaters on Friday.

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  1. studly four

    We are the starting two football tight ends for Michigan State, 20 years old so you know we are studs. Last night our girl friends did a truth or dare, we went to MM with them but had to sit together with them on each side. We surprised them, we went commando. Our suggestion, try it.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • MGoBlue

      Too bad you aren't playing for Michigan. You'd have bulges in your thongs instead of that "Ken doll like" green and white smooth finish.

      Oh yeah, and welcome back to being the "little brother." Here comes the Spartan losing streak to Michigan.

      Go Blue.

      July 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JulianCA

    The thing is that straight men don't go to movies because there is someone "hot" in the movie, but it seems that women sure do. I've never heard of a guy having a crush on any actress, at least to that level. And I actually really like MM, as he's got a great life philosophy. I'm not knocking the fact that women like to see these movies, but it is really unfathomable to guys why they do. Women really obsess over certain actors, but it really seems unhealthy psychologically to do that. But kudos to the actors and studios that can profit off of that!

    July 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • osbjmg

      I think there are different men you are talking about. Some men like Julia Roberts – this is beyond me. She has a maddening laugh and that mouth...

      Then you have decent actresses that are cute/pretty – Keira Knightly and Jennifer Anniston. I don't know how they would differentiate themselves if they weren't so pleasing to look at.

      Zooey Deschanel is a different story. I don't know why, but I can't get enough of her and would probably watch anything she makes. Quirky and the cutest thing ever. I feel she is part of her character, and that feels like you are watching her, and not just a character act.

      Then there is true acting and delivery genius like Melissa McCarthy (from Bridesmaids). It's tough for a woman to make it if they aren't exceedingly beautiful, but Melissa does that and more.

      July 5, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      We may not go to a movie because there's someone hot in it, but we sure do buy magazines. Come on, nobody gets Maxim for the articles! The articles are really insipid. But the ladies are nice.

      I can't knock females for wanting to see this movie. It's just Maxim on screen for girls.

      July 12, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. cdgfla

    Evidence of the fact that Hollywood is completely bankrupt on original ideas and even passable story telling: Magic Mike. Wooderson, you've fallen a long way since those high school red heads. Wow.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ian

    whatever happened to mm's career? what in gods name is he thinking? does he consult with anyone other than his little fella downstairs about these matters? how low does he have to debase himself?

    June 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Murf

      It's apparent McConaughey had 39.1 million reasons to take this part, and that was ijust in week 1. Get the facts dude if you're going to take time to post.

      July 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the_dude

    A movie for the gays....

    June 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beary Nice

      Gross! No way! These over shaved, over tanned, over buffed ego monsters may be some boys' fantasy, but they sure aren't mine. MM just looks like he would smell bad. 🙁

      July 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Woody

    not a single black guy...really Hollywood

    June 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Me

    They should've just named this "Eye Candy"...sigh...

    June 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Canadian girl

    yummy....nuff said

    June 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael Calaizzo

    he is our best star.

    June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Michael Calaizzo

    Matthew is my hero.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Socal Reggae

    June 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ktina

    Im still upset that u got married but I still love u....and I cant wait to see u jirrating (excuse the spelling) in this movie!

    June 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. jujubeans

    I like to wear the stretch kind that leaves nothing to the imagination!

    June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. Leanna

    All the guys in this movie are amazing looking and talented,I don't know or care about their s*xual orientation I love looking at hot men.I think a lot of you "men"on this blog are probably ugly and over weight or out of shape,get yourselves together then maybe some lonely girls or guys can play with your magic mikes.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
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    June 26, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. lol

    They need to make thongs in a bigger size so I can wear one.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kate Gosselin's uterus

    Yes Virginia, this movie is gay...

    June 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disco Dave

      Yea,and you know because?I'll bet if you ever saw one of these guys in your little town you'd be over him screaming and crying,and creaming in your panties lol.

      June 26, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  18. be quiet

    I wonder how many movie theater seats across the country will need to be wiped off on Friday night?

    June 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |

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