The Matt Bomer-Channing Tatum bromance is stronger than ever. The Magic Mike XXL stars have been cozying up to each other in print as of late. Tatum lobbed the first love bomb during a reddit AMA earlier this month when he admitted to getting lost in his openly gay co-star's baby blues:
I don't know what they are made of outside of dreams and rainbows and amazingness but it truly doesn't matter. And when he sings. It's like God gave with both hands and then grew a third hand and graced him with more. He's crazy talented.
Bomer, flattered as anyone would be by Channing's charms, returned the compliment in a recent interview with PrideSource:
I mean, obviously, I blushed. Knowing Channing, and what a kind soul he is, I guess when you're the most handsome man on the planet - and probably the most desired man on the planet - you have the security to give those kinds of compliments. And so, it was great. It made my day, of course! I and the rest of the world feel the same way about him.
Geez, get a room you two. Then invite Joe Manganiello and arch your backs so the closed-circuit cameras can get a good angle on the action.
Bomer gushed some more about Tatum, especially regarding their appearance at L.A. Pride, which was actully Channing's idea.
It's one of the many things that makes him the magnanimous, amazing, cherished soul that he is. It was his idea, to be honest with you. And he didn't have to do it. The reality of the situation is, it wasn't some PR move on his part - he wanted to be inclusive, and that's a big part of who he is as a human being. So, given the opportunity to work with him, and really everybody in this cast - they're just a great example of what we all can be, which are people who are secure in themselves, and loving and accepting of people no matter who they are and where they come from.
The American Horror Story: Hotel star — who came out in 2012 — also gave his opinion on whether celebs have an obligation to come out publicly:
You know, it's not my business to get up on a soapbox and tell people what they should and shouldn't do....for me, having kids and being married, it was important to maintain the integrity of those relationships and not teach my kids that this is a shameful secret and that my husband (Simon Halls) has to be waiting in the wings all the time. So that's why it was important to me personally. By the same token, I don't hold anyone else accountable. It's their choice.
Among other things we learn from Bomer's PrideSource interview, the most important is that there's a gay bar scene in Magic Mike XXL, featuring a "full-on drag show and some of the best voguers in the world." Sounds like a future camp classic if there ever was one.
Magic Mike XXL opens — *gay gasp!* — on Wednesday.