Through it all, the “White Collar” star says he’s garnered a surprising fanbase of straight men ― thanks, in part, to his flesh-baring stint as Ken in 2012′s “Magic Mike” and its 2015 sequel, “Magic Mike XXL.”
“It’s very surreptitious,” Bomer toldConan O’Brienthis week, as seen in the video above. ”[Straight men] would come up to me very surreptitiously,” he said, “and be like, ‘Hey man, I saw “Magic Mike.” It’s a pretty good movie. I saw it with my girlfriend. I waswith my girlfriend.’”
Later in the interview, the 39-year-old recalled a memorable “Magic Mike” scene thatdisappointingly got lefton the cutting room floor.
“I did a Ken doll routine where I came out of a box as the doll,” he said, “and came to life as a Ken doll.”
Fortunately for us, that sceneispreserved for posterity as a DVD extra.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.