‘Magic Mike’ Matthew McConaughey on His Leather Thong and Wife’s Approval: She Said, ‘Go For It, Baby’

Matthew McConaughey leaves little to the imagination in the upcoming stripper flick Magic Mike, but the actor says his new wife had no objections.

“My wife, then girlfriend at the time, actually showed up and snuck [on set] a few days,” the 42-year-old said of Camila Alves, whom he wed earlier this month. “She gave me the thumbs up and said, ‘Go for it, baby.’”

And go for it he did, revealing his derriere in a leather thong.

“As far as trusting wardrobe, it’s one of the larger leaps of faith to trust the thong,” McConaughey told Celebuzz at the Magic Mike press conference.

“And sometimes thongs completely betray you,” chimed in his Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum, 32.

“A thong weighs what a dollar bill weighs — it weighs nothing!” said McConaughey. He continued:

The first time putting it on, you ask, ‘What is every possible angle I can be in?’ I have to check and see if everything’s covered, and for the most part, it is. I put on the thong and would try and have normal conversations. You have to talk about football, what you ate last night. That’s what’s funny…you’re leaning against a wall just hanging out, man. You have to get comfortable with it. It is somewhat unnatural. Channing would be there talking about the scene with [director Steven Soderbergh], just in his red thong, hanging out.

“Channing had a great phrase about that,” added Soderbergh. “If everybody is dressed in a thong, every conversation is funny… Channing said also when he got into is, ‘It’s only weird if you make it weird.’ That’s the attitude that everybody took.”

Check out Magic Mike co-star Joe Manganiello’s chat with Celebuzz on the red carpet here:

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