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Did Channing Tatum Say He Has to 'Get Better at Acting' So He Doesn’t Have to be 'Naked' in Movies?

Not that anyone was complaining.

Published May 8, 2021

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Claim:
Channing Tatum said, “At some point, I got to get better at acting so I don't have to be naked in all of [my movies]" in an interview on May 4, 2021.

Channing Tatum has played many comedic, romantic, and action-heavy roles in his acting career, but he is perhaps most well-known for playing a stripper in the “Magic Mike” movies.

During a May 4, 2021, interview on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Tatum talked about working out for his on-screen roles. He said, “As someone who works out for a job, I promise you I would not look like this unless I had to be naked in most of my movies mostly. At some point, I got to get better at acting so I don't have to be naked in all of them."

Watch the full interview here:

Tatum also applauded those who managed to fit in full-time jobs, child care, and family duties alongside working out and self-care.

Given that he said this in an interview that is available to watch online, we rate this claim as “True.”

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a reporter with experience working in television, international news coverage, fact checking, and creative writing.