Channing Tatum had his body hair groomed to a ”high level” for Magic Mike XXL.
The 35-year-old actor didn’t want fans witnessing a ”jungle” around his groin during the scenes where he stripped down to his undergarments, so he and his co-stars took extra care to be smooth-skinned.
He said: ”The grooming is on a high level, because you don’t want a jungle down there, overflowing the posing pouch.”
Kevin Nash added: ”For the first film, I bought a body-grooming thing and did it myself. This time I’m older – 55 – and all of a sudden you get hairier so I got waxed. Man, oh man, that was rough.”
Meanwhile, Adam Rodriguez – who has daughter Frankie with model Grace Gail – found it tough getting in shape for the stripper sequel.
He said: ”It was definitely harder to get in shape this time. I had just had a baby girl and was enjoying life, so it took a while to get motivated to torture, starve and exhaust myself on a daily basis to get into shape. Ten weeks before filming started I thought, ‘OK, it’s going to take me 10 weeks to get ready’ and that’s when I started.”
And the cast ditched their strict diet regimes as soon as filming ended.
Adam told Britain’s Glamour magazine: ”After my final dance routine, I had a massive cheeseburger, French fries and several pints of beer. And I felt like crap for the next two days.”
Matt Bomer added: ”After we wrapped, Channing orchestrated a huge buffet after asking everyone what their favorite indulgent food was. I think my endorphins went so crazy that I got a little high from the pizza, fried chicken and banana splits.”