Michael Strahan gets all the best jobs. The former NFL superstar turned ‘Regis and Kathy Lee’ host, Strahan has sprinted closer and closer towards greatness, and will now achieve nirvana in his role as “somebody cool” in Magic Mike XXL. Though it’s unclear what exact role he’ll be playing, my hunch is that it’ll involve something great/strippy/beefcakey.
Strahan previously stripped down via tearaway pants in 2012, while guest hosting ‘Live’ with Tatum (see video above). The next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Strahan was selected as permanent host, and was formally invited to appear in ‘Magic Mike XXL’ by Tatum live on set.
According to Michael:
“I’m getting ready to do something that’s making me nervous. I’m about to do something that started as a joke on the show.”
No need to be nervous! Just imagine everyone in their g-strings. But your outfit?
“It’s kind of a thong thing.”
I don’t even swing that way, but there’s something so universally wonderful about Michael Strahan in a thong performing choreographed dance routines. Criticize America all you want, but there are few places in the world where these kind of masterpieces can be made.
Strahan will join Tatum, as well as Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, and original stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, and Gabriel Iglesias. Gregory Jacobs will direct, while Steven Soderbergh will return as director/cinematographer. Production began just a few weeks ago, and early reports confirm that I am soooooo excited.