Actor Matthew McConaughey created his own stripper sequence in racy new movie Magic Mike - because he knew he'd come to regret not taking the opportunity to hit the stage and bare all, like his castmates.
The newlywed Dazed and Confused star agreed to play strip club boss Dallas in director Steven Soderbergh's saucy project last year (11), and admits the script he read required him to keep his clothes on.
However, the 42 year old couldn't resist the once-and-a-lifetime opportunity to try his hand at erotic dancing, so he picked out a song and wrote in a risque sequence for himself.
If I'm gonna be in a stripper movie once in my life, if I don't give this a punt, if I don't try it out, I'm gonna regret it
He says, "It wasn't written. But Steven Soderbergh, the director, when he called me and pitched the story and I was down on my knees laughing and already saying, 'Yes, I'm in,' he said, 'You know it's not written that Dallas strips in the movie but I think it would be a great idea if he did, at the end.'
"I read the script and I thought about it and it hit me pretty quickly, and I was like, 'If I'm gonna be in a stripper movie once in my life, if I don't give this a punt, if I don't try it out, I'm gonna regret it.'"
In other news the actor says he urged writers to include a bongo-playing scene for his character so he could poke fun at his infamous 1999 arrest.
The Lincoln Lawyer star was taken into custody for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest following a noise disturbance.
Police found the actor naked, banging on his bongo drums in his Austin, Texas home in the early hours of the morning on 26 October, 1999.
The drug charges were later dropped and McConaughey was fined after pleading guilty to a lesser count of disturbing the peace.
And now the 42 year old has made light of the notorious incident in his new stripper movie by shooting a parody under the guise of his character Dallas.
He says, "That was my idea. Well I'm introducing this guy, played by Kevin Nash, a WWF wrestler, and he's Tarzan, he's one of my guys and he plays Tarzan, so it's a jungle theme that he comes out to. So I said, 'I wanna get the djembes (drums) and really make a jungle beat and call him out.'
"Now it's a pretty good scene but it probably won't be as well remembered as my October, 1999, get-arrested-for-playing-the-congas-in-the-birthday-suit scene".