The Secret to Making 'Magic Mike XXL''s Channing Tatum Strip
Choreographer Alison Faulk dishes on staging hit movie's hot strip-hop dance scenes
“Then for Matt [Bomer], we were just obviously so blown away by his voice. The man is a soul singer; he’s the real deal. It’s just so awesome. It’s funny because we actually talked about using that song before we even knew that he wanted to do it. Then in one of the first meetings we had with him we knew he was gonna sing and he was like D'Angelo’s ‘How about "How Does It Feel?”’ Um, yes?!
“It’s so funny: We were in one of our first rehearsals with Chan when Matt sent through his first take on it, and we were running around his house like little kids, freaking out: 'Man, Matt’s so good!’ He’s a perfectionist, so we knew we could push the boundaries with the style of it and give him like more of a challenging number. At first, there’s no gimmicks — he’s just dancing with a hat. Then you know after that, well you know…[laughs]. When he sings that song and he looks into your eyes with his big blue eyes, it’s like you’re mesmerized. I was so impressed with what he did with that number he really he took it and ran with it.
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