“He’s a Bigger Daddy”: Channing Tatum Bares All in Lie Detector Test
After starring in Magic Mike trilogy, Channing Tatum wasn’t used to showing it all off. And he was given that mission in the face of Vanity FairTatum’s lie detector test, which Tatum calls a “roller coaster”.
VFHis February cover star was asked a series of questions about his real-life striptease days—specifically, the weird on-screen dancers he can best undress. First on the cutting board: one of the Magic Mike girlfriend. “When you look up the dictionary next to it, like the perfect man, maybe Joe Manganiello is one of those bodies that pops up,” says Tatum, “because he’s uncannyly perfect. But when I strip, I’ll put myself ahead of him in terms of dancing. Sorry, Joe.”
Then there’s the matter of Jennifer Lopez, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing Ramona in the stripper-centric film, hustlers. Tatum explained: “I would have tried harder if I had undressed in front of her. “I just said, I’ll bring it to J.Lo’s doorstep. I don’t know if I’ll win, but I like my chance, depending on who the audience is.”
Although he admits that the sexiest man in the past is honored George Clooney and Brad Pitt attractive than him, “I’ll kill them at a dance,” he said. But the same cannot happen for the lie tester Judd, whom Tatum offered a position in Magic Mike 6.
The actor is often asked about his celebrity relationships, including the story when he and Sandra Bullockdaughter of “get into a few scraps at school” (Tatum asserts “now they love each other”) and time he performed Beyoncé above Lip sync battle (“I almost threw my neck out”). And while he is almost always honest, perhaps his biggest challenge is the question: “Who is the greater father—you or this man, Jason Momoa?”
Of course, Momoa is the old stepfather of Zoe Kravitz, Who is Tatum? currently dating. “An older father?” he asks. “Well, he’s physically older and he has more kids, so I think he’s a bigger dad.” When asked whether or not Momoa Game of Thrones Khal Drago’s character should have survived longer, to which he intelligently replied: “100%. I was very angry when he died. I want to see him, like, lead an army and do the whole thing.
Watch the full lie detector video for more information including why Tatum insisted on killing him in what Joe? sequel and when he received “very erotic pictures” from an elderly woman on social media.