Bring on the magic, Matt.
“My understanding is it’s gonna start this fall,” the 36-year-old actor – who’s earning raves for his transformative performance in the harrowing HBO drama The Normal Heart – tells DeGeneres. “And I think Channing [Tatum] announced recently that it’s kind of a road-trip film that leads to a stripper convention, which really exists! It’s a real-live thing.”
So how intense does it get?
“Only the best of the best make it. It’s a strip-off to the death,” Bomer cracks. “It is a stripper convention – I can imagine if you lock those doors, things can get a little rowdy.”
No word yet on whether Bomer – who is married to publicist Simon Halls and recently spoke to PEOPLE about the joys of fatherhood with their three children – is officially onboard the sequel. But DeGeneres made sure that, should he decide to get jiggy with it again onscreen, Bomer would have no problem getting into character – or getting out of his duds.
The talk-show host surprised the actor by giving him a randy mélange of stripper-tastic gear, including a black thong, handcuffs, a clown-themed getup and even pink boxer briefs sporting, ahem, posterior additives. (“Oh, nice … oh, yes!” the actor whooped, while briefly unleashing one of his Magic Mike moves.)
Ever the helpful pal, DeGeneres even lent Bomer a hand in starting up his very own Twitter account, live on the show.
Their first Tweet? A twitpic of the duo holding up a sign with his snazzy new Twitter handle.
Not quite the epic, record-busting Oscar selfie that DeGeneres cobbled together, but hey, Matt: You’re learning from the best.