Video: Channing Tatum Pranks 'Magic Mike' Fans By Twerking In Disguise
In less than a month, we'll all get the chance to see Channing Tatum and his fellow strippers gyrate their hips and do some pelvic thrusts when Magic Mike XXL premieres. In the meantime, the film's star has been busy pranking fans—mainly by dressing up as a middle-aged marketing rep and surprising them with some major twerking.
Tatum surprised fans at a 3D test screening of Magic Mike XXL by going in disguise as Scott Housley, whom he calls "the most terrifying marketing exec ever." In the video below, you can see the 35-year-old hunk go under a transformation, now bespectacled, balding and sporting a major goatee. He interviews the unsuspecting fans about their thoughts on the movie before going into the theater and telling everyone to put on their 3D glasses.
That's when all hell breaks loose and strippers came out dancing, giving audience members personal lap dances. We even get to see Tatum in his beige business suit give a little booty shake.
Viewers reviewed the live dancing afterwards. One woman says, "I had to fan myself for about 15 minutes." Another says, "Well, Channing Tatum twerked on my lap, so in that sense, I have pretty much reached peak life."
The video is an ad for a charity fundraiser helmed by nonprofit Omaze, which is offering folks the chance to go to the red carpet with Tatum and his entourage for the Magic Mike XXL premiere in Los Angeles. If you donate money to Omaze, it will go towards the Runa Foundation—an organization Tatum supports that helps preserve tropical forests to benefit local people—and give you a chance to enter the contest. The winner and a guest will be flown out to Los Angeles (if you're not already here), get a 4-star hotel stay, gown or tux, a fancy spa day and a VIP after-party. You can enter here.
Magic Mike XXL comes out in theaters on July 1.