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McConaughey’s Up for “Magic Mike Live” Cameo


L-R: Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey; Anita Bugge/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey hits the big screen next Friday in the fact-based Civil War-era drama Free State of Jones. But he’s not above reaching back to a previous cinematic appearance, just for the fun of it.

The actor and Lincoln pitchman stopped by Live with Kelly on Friday, telling Kelly Ripa and her co-host — and husband — Mark Consuelos that he’d be interested in making a cameo in an upcoming live version of Magic Mike that Channing Tatum is directing.

McConaughey starred as make stripper, and strip club owner, Dallas in the original Magic Mike, in 2012.

Magic Mike Live doesn’t launch until next March in Las Vegas, but McConaughey is already all in — if Tatum would call him. “I just heard this, too,” he said of the project. “He’s not called me. I had to find out through the grapevine.”

“If he calls you, will you do a guest spot?” Ripa asked. 

“I mean Dallas [his character] should probably show up and guest emcee,” the actor said to cheers, before adding, “But he hasn’t called yet!”

Free State of Jones centers on McConaughey’s Newton Knight, a Confederate soldier who rebelled from the war and established his own enclave, along with freed slaves and others willing to fight to defend their autonomy. The movie also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell. 

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