So the folks at grantland.com reached out to two experts at The Chippendales – director of operations Kristen Makhatini and lead singer Jaymes Vaughan – to give their expert opinions about the star-studded cast of “Magic Mike” and whether or not the actors have what it takes to make in the Chippendales world.
The consensus seems to be Channing Tatum (“his dancing in his other mainstream movies will hopefully help him come across as more legit as a performer”), Matthew McConaughey (“important thing to keep in mind is that he’s such a fun, free-spirited, goofy party guy; everyone is sort of naturally drawn to everything he does”) and Joe Manganiello (“I think it’s perfect casting. He’s not just a shredded guy, but a masculine guy”) seem to be dead on with the physical and personality skills needed to succeed. Interesting to read how those in the industry view these things and what it takes to succeed. It’s not just having a great body – although it’s a good start.
I’d love to see the cast of “Magic Mike” make a visit to the Chippendales show at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas for some “research.”