This evening, amiable backpack-loser “ChanningTatumHere” fielded the internet’s questions on Reddit to promote a charity contest for a date with Tatum to the premiere of Magic Mike XXL. His answers were charming and perfect and exactly what you’d expect from the cheerful, guileless lunk we’ve all grown to love.
Channing Tatum on Sex and Love
I am not even joking about this. Kevin Nash. I’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to be tiny in his arms and thrown around.
Oh fuck. God let’s see. No one has anyone said let’s go to the alley and fuck or anything like that. It’s kinda shocking that no one has said that. Their behavior gets bizarre and that’s the strange part. Also othing that anyone would ever say to me would be worse than what’s going on in my head.
Channing Tatum on Friendship
that’s a complicated one to answer. Jonah is one of the most fascinatingly dualitied person. He can completely be one of the most intellectually smart and quick people that i’ve ever been around, and then he can come down to my level and just be very kid like and just play without any pretension. I love him. He’s like a brother to me.
The last picture I took on my phone I was going into a meeting and there was a tv on the wall playing CNN and they were talking about Jurassic World shattering box office openings so I sent that to my buddy Pratt. I’m just really proud of him, happy for him. It also said something about southeast Texas weather pressure.
That’s what I was really trying to tell Pratt, to make sure he was aware of a pressure front coming in.
Channing Tatum on Illness and Insecurity
yeah, I do get nervous to act, it kind of depends on what it is really. Doing SNL was by far the most terrifying thing that I’ve ever done, because there is a lot of reading involved, and I don’t read that well out loud. I get terrified and freeze up. So it really depends on what kind. If i’m really super prepared and I’m off book, I’m not nervous. There’s no wrong way to do it, just different ways to do it, because you never know what is going to work.
hideoutcut: Chan, you’ve talked about how you were diagnosed with ADD as a teenager and how you struggled in school because of that. If you had the opportunity to talk to someone in school dealing with similar circumstances, what would you tell them?
You know it’s a really difficult thing to talk to as a broad answer type thing because everyone’s on a spectrum of ADD and I kind of refuse to call it a disability. Some people really need drugs to help them, and others could maybe go on a different route. So it’s really tough. Whatever you do don’t look at it as a disability and hopefully whatever is helping you understand it will show you the great things about how and how you can use it to your benefit and not just feel like you have some curse upon you.
Channing Tatum on Is He Channing Tatum?
NeoPhalanx: Hello Channing Tatum! This is something I’ve always wanted clarified since it happened...were you ever in Sea-Tac airport at the Chili’s restaurant looking for a beer but IDless? I was the one working there who had to make the difficult decision as to whether we could serve you or not.
It all ended with a picture of you giving each of us a peck on the cheek, myself included. It’s still one of my favorite stories to tell so I hope I wasn’t just duped by a very convincing look-alike.
That absolute was me. Because I love Chili’s. And no one believed me that i got into an airport without my id. I just wanted a beer and some chicken crisps, and i actually couldn’t get either of them for a while, because i remember you guys didn’t have chicken crisps either! what’s a Chili’s without chicken crisps?
Channing Tatum on Food
k get ready: it’s very complicated.
bread, white. peanut butter, not crunchy, creamy. grape jelly, double portion, more than you think should actually fit on a piece of white bread. bread. and then some cheetos shoved in there, and then you’re good to go.
it’s kind of boring. Cookie Dough. But then you can put cookie dough on just about anything and I would eat it.
Hahahaha what? No. But I fucking wish. That sounds like an awesome story. Because I don’t hate pizza. If that did happen I would respect anyone that punched me because I wore that shirt. Because pizza is awesome.
Channing Tatum on His Favorite Things
it’s really hard to not want to be Joffrey on Game of Thrones. My favorite thing that I’ve seen yet wasn’t on tv, it was on Youtube. It was called Kung Fury and it was the best thing I’ve seen in a long time.
How about a magical seashell that’s always filled with bourbon. And I would like magical palm tree that had a lot of shade with instead of coconuts there’s just peanut butter jelly sandwiches with cheetos underneath. And my wife that is always happy and possibly naked.
Channing Tatum on the Broom From Fantasia
I like the broom from Fantasia.
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