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Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

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Channing Tatum could not compose himself when he met Matt Damon for the primary time.

The Magic Mike’s Final Dance actor tells PEOPLE on this week’s challenge that it is “one of many funniest” tales, which occurred whereas he was filming the 2011 Steven Soderbergh movie Haywire, and a second that also haunts him as we speak.

“We’re in Albuquerque, and we have shot for the day. We’re all simply hanging out on the lodge bar and Matt Damon comes by to hang around with Soderbergh. I am simply beside myself,” remembers Tatum, 42. “I am such a fan, and nonetheless am. I sat down subsequent to him, and I used to be like, ‘Hey, man. The place are you from?’ — and I used to be like ‘I simply requested Matt Damon the place he is from.’ “

“Everybody on the planet is aware of the place Matt Damon is from, and he clearly is aware of that I do know the place Matt Damon is from, and I nearly did not recuperate,” he continues. “I do not assume I stated something for the following perhaps two hours or so, and I nonetheless give it some thought as we speak. Each from time to time, I will simply have a chilly sweat and really feel like, I can not consider….”

Tatum admitted he tends to “panic once I speak to folks,” which explains “why I do not actually like to satisfy well-known folks or meet the folks that I love and even like their work.”

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Channing Tatum, Producer Warner Bros. Pictures presents MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE World Premiere, Regal South Beach, Miami Beach, FL, USA - 25 Jan 2023

Channing Tatum, Producer Warner Bros. Footage presents MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE World Premiere, Regal South Seaside, Miami Seaside, FL, USA – 25 Jan 2023

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Nevertheless, Damon, 52, was “such a very good man” within the second, Tatum remembers.

“He knew I used to be freaking out and simply did not even acknowledge it. As a result of he is such a personable man,” says the actor. “He simply took care of me in that second and answered me. It was like nothing ever occurred. He was similar to, ‘Oh, I am from Boston. The place are you from?’ and I used to be like, ‘I am from Florida.’ In my head I simply saved screaming: ‘I am sorry. I am sorry!’ “

Provides Tatum, “I do not know if he remembers it in any respect. I do not know if he ever even remembers assembly me, however we’re pleasant now, and I can type of, form of maintain it collectively as we speak.”

Learn on for extra of Tatum’s solutions to PEOPLE’s One Final Factor:

Final time I sang out loud: Driving my infant [Everly, 9] to the orthodontist this morning. We have been singing these Celtic folks songs on the prime of our lungs. I’d sing it louder than she does.

Final damage: I ruptured a disc on Magic Mike 3. You simply relaxation and take some Advil and get it on. It is par for the course as soon as you’ve got put sufficient miles on the physique.

Final recreation I performed: Disney Monopoly. That I occur to be excellent at, and I typically do not lose until somebody will get actually fortunate. After we play, we’re going for blood.

Final second of bliss: I used to be serving to my daughter together with her homework final evening, and I wasn’t doing it very effectively. I stated, “Evie, I’m failing as a dad tonight,” and he or she simply offers me the largest hug, and he or she’s like, “No, you are not. You are the perfect dad.” It killed me.

Magic Mike’s Final Dance is in theaters now.