Magic Mike is a 2012 comedy-drama film that brings laughs in many ways. The film also features funny performances from the entire cast. Above all, the chemistry between them is what makes it even more enjoyable to watch.
In the film, Matthew McConaughey played Dallas — the boss of the titular character, Mike. He is a former stripper and the legendary owner of Xquisite, who’s rarely seen without a cowboy hat.
But while filming a scene in Steven Soderbergh’s film, the actor found himself in an awkward situation when he accidentally tore his G-string on camera.
Matthew McConaughey’s G-String Mishap While Filming Magic Mike
Matthew McConaughey‘s scenes in Magic Mike are all too brief. But in the film, there was a scene where he had to face a weird situation on screen.
According to IMDb, while filming a scene when McConaughey finally strips, there comes the point where “he rolls away from all of the women holding his crotch.”
This is because “the extras got a little bit too excited and accidentally ripped his g-string.” So, rather than stopping the performance, McConaughey improvised and included the mishap in the dance.
This is such a professional response taken by the Hollywood star on screen. It shows that McConaughey definitely has some quick-thinking moves. Even after this unexpected situation, the actor said that stripping is like “a drug.”
Matthew McConaughey Said Stripping is Like a “Drug”
The director, Steven Soderbergh, told the 53-year-old that he didn’t have to do full nudity for his role as Dallas. But, McConaughey felt he “would regret it for the rest of his life” if he was in a male stripper movie and didn’t get up there and strip himself.” As the Serenity actor told in an interview with Advocate:
“At first, it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug, and I couldn’t wait to do it again. Look, I love to dance, but I’ve never been a stripper. Channing [Tatum] is one of the best hip-hop street dancers I’ve ever seen, and I didn’t want to challenge his style, so I worked on my own strengths. I also knew that my dance had to be the dirtiest. It had to be wonderfully filthy.”
Later, he found the experience enjoyable. Despite McConaughey’s age (40 above at that time), he had a s*xual aura with erotic moves in the film that other strippers lack.