It’s a Bomerland this week! Earlier today Matt visited Good Morning America, for another – and solo, this time – interview.
In an interview with “Good Morning America”’s co-anchor Robin Roberts, Bomer, 37, revealed that he got carried away at his sister’s wedding shortly after completing the indie hit that tells the behind-the-scenes story of male strippers.
“At the reception dance, I started to bust out some ‘Magic Mike’ moves, just some gyrations, some- – you know, letting it all hang out there. And I realized that my cousins were like, ‘Whoa, dude. Like, can you not do that at your sister’s wedding reception?’” he said, laughing. “I was like, ‘You know what? I should probably pull back on these.’”
Bomer reprises the role of Ken – the spiritual stripper who moonlights as an actor – in “Magic Mike XXL,” the sequel to hit, and the actor told Roberts that the cast truly enjoyed spending time together.
“I mean, I think it all starts with (co-star) Channing (Tatum),” he said. “He’s an incredible leader who treats everyone with some equanimity. And I think also just there’s a solidarity and a bond that forms when you have to get naked together in front of groups of strangers.”
Bomer also revealed that he sings in this film, thanks to Tatum — who plays Magic Mike. The original film was loosely based on Tatum’s real-life experience as a male stripper.
“(Tatum) wanted everybody to get a chance to shine in this movie and do something unique to them,” Bomer said. “And he said going into the movie he knew that it was going to be road trip movie and that I was going to sing. That was our starting template.”
Matt chatted yesterday with The Frank DeCaro Show on SiriusXM, and you can listen now the entire interview. Listen it:
Bomer went to college with Joe Manganiello.
“I’ve known Joe since we were 18. We went to college together at Carnegie Mellon. It’s just been so amazing to get to work with somebody that I’ve known for so long.”
He’s pumped to work with Lady Gaga on American Horror Story.
“I’m so excited. I start pretty much right when we finish he press tour for [Magic Mike XXL]. I wish I could tell you a lot — all I can say with confidence is it’s a rich, dark tapestry that the brilliant Ryan Murphy has put together this season. I mean, it is dark. All the storylines are very very strong. I’m really excited to work with Lady Gaga …and I get to work with not only her, who I’m a huge fan of as an artist, but also with these great bucket list actors.”
HBO’s Montgomery Clift biopic is still in the works.
“This incredible cast is shaping up who I can’t really talk about yet. I’m terrified. It’s a huge, huge responsibility to tell anyone’s story, but someone who is such an icon and so inspirational to me and to really try to paint him in a light that I think he would be proud of and not just give in to all the sort of stereotypes that you hear about his story.”
The countdown is almost over. Magic Mike XXL hits theaters next July 1st and its soundtrack hits both physical and digital store shelves on Tuesday, June 30th. Check out the soundtrack’s track listing below, with Heaven included.
“Magic Mike XXL” Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. Pony – Ginuwine (4:10)
2. Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy – Nick Waterhouse (3:26)
3. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys (3:33)
4. Freek’n You – Jodeci (6:20)
5. Sex You – Bando Jonez (3:32)
6. Feel It (feat. Rich Homie Quan & Lloyd) – Jacquees (4:20)
7. Give It To the People – The Child of Lov (3:27)
8. Untitled (How Does It Feel) – Matt Bomer (2:55)
9. Marry You – Donald Glover (2:03)
10. Anywhere – 112 (4:04)
11. All the Time (feat. Lil Wayne & Natasha Mosley) – Jeremih (4:25)
12. Cookie – R. Kelly (3:45)
13. Gooey – Glass Animals (4:50) 14. Heaven – Matt Bomer (3:35)
Last week, Live with Kelly and Michael aired a visit Michael Strahan did to Magic Mike set. I missed when it aired but today I just found the video. It’s a very funny interview, with lots of Channing which is a very funny guy, and there’s a little bit catch up with Matt. Check it:
Matt was interviewed last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, to promote Magic Mike XXL. Earlier, he was at SiriusXM Studios, for another row of interviews. You can watch a excerpt of the interview to Seth Meyers below, and in our gallery there’s HQ promotional stills of the show.
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