Channing Tatum in GQ June 2014: I'm a "High-Functioning" Alcoholic
After posing for the Sebastian Kim-shot spread, the "Magic Mike" hunk opened up about his drinking habit and the perverse bet his co-star Jonah Hill made regarding the first installment of their upcoming movie.
Check out highlights from Channing's interview below and for more, head over to GQ!
On his love for food:
"I just love cake. Confetti cake, to be specific. It has little colored candies inside the cake, and then you get the confetti icing, which is really hard to find sometimes. It's really hard to explain to people, because it's not icing with sprinkles on top. It's icing that actually has candies inside of it. It's Funfetti icing. The icing, coupled with the actual confetti cake. It's a beautiful mix. It is an angel sent from heaven."
On The Biggest Loser:
"I really do love it. It's terrible and it's bad, but I really do think it's because I have an inner fat kid in me. If I didn't enjoy sports so much... My dad was 370 pounds at one point. I definitely have that. I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things—a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer. I enjoy being comfortable and eating whatever the hell I like. It's a big thing for me, just having the freedom to be able to do that."
"I probably drink too much, you know. My wife [Jenna Dewan Tatum], that's what she bought into. I'm probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess."
On the alcohol's effects:
"There's probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time."
Meanwhile, Jonah bet Channing that if their flick "21 Jump Street" made $35 million he would "kiss the tip of your d**k through your underwear."
Channing stated, "I haven't made him do it yet. For obvious reasons. That's a bad bet to lose—it's not too good to win, either. But definitely the shame of it would be enjoyable. It's my trump card, for sure. He tries not to bring it up at all costs. Unless he did something horrible to me, I don't know if I could ever cash it in. It would change our relationship forever."
According to Hill, "It's a lose-lose for both parties, I feel." For one thing, the actor says, "I'd have to clear it with Jenna. There's all sorts of loopholes that have to be taken into consideration."
Tatum isn't letting Hill off the hook, however. "Maybe, on a drunk night when we're all being crazy and hopefully, knock on wood, Jump Street 2 works out and people love it, maybe out of the elation of that event in our lives I might call in the bet," the actor teases. "Or I might make him double or nothing."
Photo Credit: Sebastian Kim for GQ
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