ON MAKING MAGIC MIKE:
It reminded me of playing football and being in the locker room—we were all on the same team, all facing some pretty nerve-wracking circumstances: strutting our stuff in front of a room of strangers.
ON MONTGOMERY CLIFT:
To see the kind of intense vulnerability and realism that he brought to his work at a time when that was not the style—it’s profound. He knew everything he was feeling inside—or if he didn’t, you wondered, why was he feeling that when the scene was this? To get to portray someone who was so formative to me as an artist would be terrifying and daunting and thrilling.
ON ACTORS WHO HAVE INSPIRED HIM:
I love Alain Delon a lot. I think he was an incredible leading man. I think we have this bevy of really great leading men now too who take on these character roles too. Seeing Brad Pitt’s work over the years—he’s made some really bold and brave choices. And Joaquin Phoenix. And Mark [Ruffalo]. He’s an American treasure. He really is. Acting with him is so fun and free and he makes everyone around him better. I just hope that at the end of the day I’m able to have a body of work that shows all the different kind of things I can do as an actor.
ON HIS USA NETWORK SERIES WHITE COLLAR ENDING THIS YEAR:
I will definitely be a hot mess on that day. I love everyone in that cast. It will be a tough hat to hang up, but this is what happens. How lucky were we? If you were ever to tell me that I would have a TV series that would last five seasons I would have laughed in your face, so the fact that came true—that’s like a needle in a haystack. It so rarely happens. We just had this magic bubble of an experience that I think I’ll take with me wherever I go.
ON HOW HE BECAME A FATHER TO THREE YOUNG SONS:
It’s not really my story. It’s theirs to hawk. If they want to write a tell-all when they’re 25, that’s fine.
HIS HUSBAND SIMON HALLS, ON WATCHING BOMER’S PERFORMANCE IN THE NORMAL HEART:
I went through that period, and I knew all these people who lost the fight. I think that he gave the character real dignity and honor and truth, and it gave a face to something that a lot of people, especially the younger generation, never had to experience or see. But—imagine seeing your spouse dying. It is all acting, but when you see your partner go through terrible physical pain and ultimately passing away—for me, it was almost too much to take. It was tough.
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Alex said the situation wasn’t always made easier by him having a partner to dance with.
He explained: “I did have a partner in Magic Mike, it was Matt Bomer, and Matt’s amazing, he’s got that rhythm and he’s an incredible singer.”
Channing Tatum is hard at work writing Magic Mike 2 beside a bust of Matthew McConaughey — and Matt Bomer supports that completely. When we told him about the Instagram revelation at last night’s American Songbook Gala at Lincoln Center (he hadn’t seen it otherwise), he offered Vulture a heart-felt fist pump. "I trust Channing and [co-writer] Reid [Carolin] implicitly, and I’m along for the ride however they’ll have me," he said. "And there’s only one character who gets a bust in that movie, and that is Dallas! So they got it in the right place, they’re starting in the right place with this movie. I think everything’s pretty under wraps right now, so I’ll just wait to hear from them."
In the meantime, he’s been “brainstorming” some looks for his character. "I’ve had a lot of time to ponder it. I can’t drop anything now. But I’ve been thinking about it, for sure. Maybe there will be a themed Ken Doll. Why not?" As for Magic Mike: The Musical on Broadway, he’s up for doing something like a one-night fund-raiser performance, "but I think I’ll leave the actual run of the show to much more seasoned professionals," he told us. However brief his own stint onstage, though, he has some advice for the audience, whose participation only “makes sense” to him. "All I’m saying is bring some singles, y’all! Or maybe a five spot."