It has been announced that Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as the strip club entrepreneur, Dallas in Magic Mike XXL. And though he was a little on the creepy side in the first movie of the franchise, we feel really, really sad.
Thankfully there will still be plenty of good actors to hold our attention (*cough* man candy) like Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello – but still, all that southern charm that just oozes off of McConaughey will leave a little scantily clad sadness for fans of the Magic Mike franchise.
Maybe his Oscar win has given him reason enough to give up the stripping, or maybe he just wants new challenges? Whatever the reason below are seven reasons why he will be missed.
1. Matthew McConaughey stripping
What Matthew McConaughey fan in their right mind would not welcome a chance to see him strip again? I mean seriously, those abs!
McConaughey’s chemistry with Tatum was fantastic. Whether they were buddying up to each other or in conflict, each scene had plenty of spark. They worked brilliantly together.
3. He was creepy
The film needed a douche of massive proportions so that we could see the difference between an exotic dancer with a heart of gold and one that was in it for the cash and the ladies. And he filled that role well (a little too well).
4. He has the moves
If you have watched the first movie, you can agree that McConaughey has the moves and is very enjoyable to watch.
5. He is a good actor
Whether McConaughey is playing the romcom lead, a hard hitting lawyer, a creepy stripper or a man dying he does it well.
He made Magic Mike more enjoyable and compelling and though the story most likely doesn’t need him as it is going to be a road movie follow up, having a quality actor like that missing from the sequel is a shame.
6. Those outfits
Stripper outfits are always fun and it was nice to see the guys embracing it. McConaughey’s best was obviously his cowboy look, but I did quite like his Uncle Sam look too.
7. Think of the extras!
During the Matthew McConaughey’s strip scene in Magic Mike you see him roll away from the women in the crowd. This is because the extras got a little too enthusiastic and handsy during the scene and his g-string ripped.
McConaughey decided to keep going with the scene and just worked it into the routine. Those lucky extras experienced a one-time McConaughey experience!
by Susie McBeth