There’s a strange truth represented in the characters, and I’ve picked up on everyone’s personality coming through, in amazing ways, despite the fact that we’re acting and it’s scripted.JADA PINKETT-SMITH: During rehearsal time, I got to get a special lap dance from Matt [Bomer].I can look around to all of these lovely and talented people up here, and just thank them.This is a crazy movie, and this is a crazy part of my life.You got a glimpse of it in the first movie, and it was probably part of why there was a story there to be had, for a second one. We were going through the routine, and there’s a part where she leans over the chair. I haven’t been on a movie where people would show up on their days off to watch and support their friends. MANGANIELLO: Yes, on take one of my finale routine, which we rehearsed and rehearsed and rehearsed and rehearsed, my dance partner did something unrehearsed, and the result was me hearing a loud rip and a pop. We want into the back and we had our karate tournament Miyagi moment.
MANGANIELLO: I think you have to give a lot of credit to Greg [Jacobs]. TATUM: We had a big CGI budget, and that’s actually t Witch with my face on his body. I don’t know exactly the amount of days, but everybody showed up. And Channing said, “You know, I can move my routine up and do it today.” I just thought, “There’s no way. My brain wouldn’t allow me to visualize landing on it because it knew that it would try to stop me, but we made it through. We got back to my trailer and, as soon as the door closed, she said, “If I see you at the fucking gym tomorrow, we’re done! What did you guys learn, through the process of making these two films, about what women want in a man?
He’s a Hall of Fame NFL player, jumping six feet in the air over a woman on a table that he’s massaging. MATT BOMER: One of the fun things about doing a road trip movie is that every day was a new adventure. One day, we were at Rome’s club and I was seeing Donald [Glover] freestyle. But for me in particular, seeing the mini-mart scene with Joe [Manganiello], who I’ve known since we were 18, was seeing the culmination of all those years just come to fruition, in that moment. I literally stood behind the camera, just wanting popcorn, or really any carbohydrate to eat, with my jaw on the ground, just thanking God. ” On the first day, there was a silver thong in my dressing room, and I was like, “This is it. I went all day and I got back and realized that no one ever saw it. We did come up through drama school together, doing Chekhov, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and all of that.
Then, you’re getting to dance with Jada [Pinkett-Smith]. DONALD GLOVER: We were in Savannah, so there was a lot of very unhealthy, but delicious food that we could not have. They were like, “This is a solidarity thong.” That was a big moment. And now, we’re at this moment in our careers where, in scene one for take one it was like, “Joe, you’re going to get naked and cannonball Channing into a pool.” That education really paid off.
It was like, “I’m not an alcoholic, but I might be.” Let’s just say that the California vineyards will not go out of business, as long as I’m alive.
When I did my prep for this, I was doing your diet, cutting carbs out and processed food.