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By Adam Markovitz
Updated December 20, 2019 at 07:09 AM EST
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In case you haven’t heard yet, Magic Mike (out June 29) was inspired by star Channing Tatum’s old career as a stripper. So when EW got Tatum and his cast mates Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer together for this week’s cover story , we asked if anybody else had a pre-fame job that might make a good Steven Soderbergh movie.

Everyone shared their best odd jobs (Bomer worked on a gas pipeline; McConaughey spent a wild year in Australia), but it was True Blood star Manganiello who had the entire table engrossed with his showstopping story about his craziest before-he-was-famous gig. In fact, he told it so perfectly that we’ve decided to share the whole thing, barely edited, right here.

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Tatum’s response? “Dude, if Soderbergh won’t make that? I’ll make that.”

For more from the Magic Mike stars, check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video from our cover shoot, EW’s exclusive photo gallery, and pick up your copy of the issue in print or on your tablet device today.

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Magic Mike

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  • R
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  • 112 minutes
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  • Steven Soderbergh

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