Warning: Do not read this on an empty stomach (although, you are staring at the photo, so it's too late).
In an interview with GQ magazine published in its June 2014 issue, Channing Tatum discusses the anticipated "Magic Mike" sequel, which sees him reprise his role as a male stripper, his weight gain and his love of delicious junk food, including something he dubs "an angel sent from heaven." (Warning: Link contains explicit content.)
"I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things -- a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer," said the 34-year-old actor, one of Hollywood's most popular sex symbols. "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."
One of his favorite indulgences? Cake.
"I just love cake. Confetti cake, to be specific," Tatum said. "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."
"It's a beautiful mix," he added. "It is an angel sent from heaven."
Channing Tatum's "inner fat kid"
Tatum also told GQ that one of his favorite shows is "The Biggest Loser," CBS' hit weight loss competition series, and that he has an "inner fat kid" in him. His father, he added, used to weigh 370 pounds. The actor said that he himself would like to weigh 180 pounds and currently weighs about 25 to 30 more.
This past February, eight months after he and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum welcomed their first child, the actor said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he was "very fat and happy," or "fappy," adding that he had taken "some really needed down time."
Tatum, famously showed off a well-muscled body in the male stripper drama film "Magic Mike" and is reprising his role in the sequel, tentatively titled "Magic Mike XXL." The actor, who used to work as a real exotic dancer, was dubbed People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2012, four months after the first film was released. It made $167 million worldwide.
The 2015 sequel will be "on-the-road adventure, inspired by stripper conventions Tatum had attended, GQ reported, quoting the actor as saying: "I don't want to put anything in black and white on a page, but if you've been to one, you know how crazy it gets, and now pour kerosene on that. You've seen 'Magic Mike' -- now multiply that. Mob mentality. It's just exponentially crazier. I thought it was absolutely insane."
(Pictured above: Channing Tatum appears at a photo call for the movie "Foxcatcher" at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2014. / A Confetti cake. Credit: Lionel Hahn / Abaca / Startraksphoto.com / flickr.com/photos/halene/3958905138)