Channing Tatum Covers The Hollywood Reporter

Channing TatumChanning Tatum is featured in the November 14th issue of the Hollywood Reporter, where he discusses his now well-known stripper past, as well as less risqué fare, such as his family.

On his period of time as a stripper in Florida & his experience with drugs: “I wouldn’t say I was losing myself in drugs because I wasn’t doing anything habitually. Just experimenting. Experimenting, I would say. Never the big ones—crack or heroin. I never OD’d or anything. Never.” [On cocaine] “Maybe a couple times, but that was later. Drinking was probably the biggest [thing]. I didn’t look at drinking as a problem. It wasn’t at that point, and I still don’t think it’s a problem. But at that time in my life, it was, ‘Let’s go out and have a great time.'”

On calling himself a ‘functioning alcoholic’: “It was something said that wasn’t meant to be factual. It was said in context with the glutton side of myself. I’m constantly a flip-and-flop of extremes. I take care of it, to an extent—and then I kind of knock it all down and destroy the sand castle. All I meant was that I do things in extreme.”
Channing Tatum
On how much money he made as a stripper: “Not as much as you think. On a good night, 150 bucks. On a bad night, 70 bucks—even 50 at times.”

On stripper conventions: “I have no idea why it’s called a convention. The ‘convention’ was not strippers peddling stripper technology or anything like that. It was just a big show with 50 to 70 strippers and 2,000 to 3,000 women. It was crazy. They attacked me every night.”
Channing Tatum
On giving a lap dance at a convention: “The lady goes, ‘Oh my God! Look at you! You remind me of my nephew!’—and then grabs me. It hit me like a hand grenade. It was like tick, tick, tick, boom: She’s grabbing my butt and saying, ‘You remind me of my nephew.'”

On having more children: “I don’t think very, very soon, but it really depends if Jenna’s show gets picked up for a third season. Then we would probably wait.” (Witches of East End has since been canceled.)
Channing Tatum
On disciplining children: “I don’t know if I’m going to spank my child or not.”

On moving out of Los Angeles: “I would be immensely happy [to move to Ojai]. I just love the country.”
Channing Tatum
On divorce rumors: “It’s all bullshit. These people just [make it up]. Some of our family members don’t see [it’s not true], and they read a stupid thing and don’t understand it’s a tabloid.”

On balancing career and family: “There’s not enough hours in the day. I can’t schedule my life and give my daughter all the time that I want to give her and also my wife and all the creative stuff. You can’t really physically be fully present—mentally, spiritually. And that’s my struggle: putting things in perspective [and] being there for everything.”

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

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