Efron had expressed interest in being involved in the project during an interview with Magic 105.4 FM. “We haven’t really talked about it. I mean, I love Channing [Tatum]. Magic Mike was an awesome movie… I mean, who knows. It looks like fun.”
When Efron’s name was brought up during Tatum’s interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor snuck a peek over his shoulder. “Yeah, sexy man,” he said of shirtless Efron.
Aside from Efron, Tatum also said that Chris Pratt would have been a perfect addition to the film. The two starred together in the romantic comedy, 10 Years. Pratt has gotten himself into amazing shape for his recent role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but was unable to appear in Magic Mike because he was filming episodes of his show, Parks and Recreation.
“And he looks great right now,” DeGeneres commented.
To which Tatum agreed, “Aw, he looks amazing.”
Tatum is also getting into amazing shape for Magic Mike XXL, after previously describing himself as, “fappy,” aka fat and happy. No one can blame the actor for letting himself go this past year. He’s been more focused on spending time with his family — his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and their 1-year-old daughter, Everly.
We’re sure Tatum is a great dad, but there’s one thing you can bet his fatherly time with Everly doesn’t include: playing dolls.
During the same interview with DeGeneres, Tatum admitted he has a fear of the toys. And who can blame him after you see the dolls DeGeneres brought to the table. That is the stuff of nightmares.