Actor Channing Tatum covers the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter with a photo shoot lensed by photographer Brian Bowen Smith. Talking about Magic Mike XXL, Tatum discusses more about his stripper past, revealing the dark seedy environment.
“I wouldn’t say I was losing myself in drugs because I wasn’t doing anything habitually,” he says. “Just experimenting. Experimenting, I would say. Never the big ones — crack or heroin. I never OD’d or anything. Never.” Tatum continues that when it comes to cocaine, he dabbled it in. “Maybe a couple times, but that was later. Drinking was probably the biggest [thing]. I didn’t look at drinking as a problem. It wasn’t at that point, and I still don’t think it’s a problem. But at that time in my life, it was, ‘Let’s go out and have a great time.’”
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