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In an interview for the June cover of Men's Health Joe Manganiello – told Mike Magic .00xh; 0.294xw, 0 & resize = 9802 ] Star and husband of Sofia Vergara – stories from his time on the blockbuster movie set about male strippers.
The film features Manganiello, Matthew McConaughey, and many other shirtless, muscular men, including Channing Tatum, whose real experience as a stripper in Tampa inspired pieces of the story.
Manganiello says he thought Magic Mike might fail. At the beginning of production, the film was not yet recorded by a studio, so he started as a stand-alone project: "We made it for about six million dollars in about twenty-three days?" Manganiello said. "It could have been less, nobody will see that."
But then the clothes started to move out. For one of the dance numbers, the crew brought an audience of extras: dozens of girls who had no idea what would happen. "We came out and did this first routine and they were just frozen in their chairs," he said. "The lights go off, the dance is over, we're all going backstage and there was a break of maybe five to ten seconds and then there was a rustling and then we just heard that deafening screaming and it was like oh shit . "
On another occasion, a girl tore off McConaughey's thong and forced him to back off and roll backwards to get away. "The girls were animals," said Manganiello. "Absolute animals."
During the opening night, Manganiello said the cast had been stamped by fans. Security was forced to literally hold people back. When the ticket sales began to arrive, the cast was shocked. [We were] Going Holy Shit! Oh my Godddd! "