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How the Magic Mike male stripper movies helped Matt Bomer get over his shyness

How the Magic Mike male stripper movies helped Matt Bomer get over his shyness

Taking it all off and strutting his stuff got a little easier the second time around for Matt Bomer.

The Golden Globe Award winning actor reprises his role as a sexy male stripper this July in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

While Tatum had experience as a stripper in real life, the role in the Magic Mike movies initially took Bomer out of his comfort zone.

‘I’m actually a pretty shy person, but I’m not anymore because of Magic Mike,’ Bomer says in the current issue of People Magazine.

‘The camaraderie builds as we go,’ Bomer adds. ‘It’s just a free-for-all, and it’s exhibitionist and fun.

Tatum describes the plot of the second movie this way: ‘It’s a road trip picture. Mike and the guys get back together, and adventure ensues.’

Adds director Gregory Jacobs: ‘They look incredible and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed. Their shirts are off an appropriate amount, let’s put it that way.’

In addition to Tatum and Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Adam Rodriguez also return for the sequel which hits theaters in the US on 1 July.