The film is currently shooting in Georgia and the White Collar star finds himself surrounded by some amazing (but not very diet-conscious) food — and it’s all he can think about.
“We definitely stay away from the amazing Southern cooking here in Savannah,” Matt Bomer told People. “The guys have all tried to have a sense of solidarity and support each other in terms of our discipline.”
Bomer is starring with Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Donald Glover, Stephen Boss and Kevin Nash in the new film — which, like its predecessor, is bound to be a hit. Just last month, the studio announced what would likely be the plot for the newest Magic Mike.
“Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike (Tatum) sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.”
The actor is a native Texan and knows his Southern food. But for the role, he is watching his weight, and that means the entire cast is working hard to stay away from anything that might affect their figures in the film. He explained, “Once those shirtless scenes are over I’m sure we’re going to dip into some fried chicken in a mean, mean way.”
But for now, his dancing scenes require a lean diet and, so, Bomer is just counting the days until Magic Mike XXL is done filming.
Magic Mike XXL is due in theaters July 1, 2015.