Channing Tatum Was Interviewed By YouTube Host Carly Fleischmann & We’re All Swooning Over It
On Friday, actor and Adonis-incarnate Channing Tatum appeared in YouTube host Carly Fleischmann’s first ever webisode, and it was arguably his most important interview to date. Fleischmann, who has autism and is nonverbal, interviewed Tatum by typing out questions and responses. She opened the show by typing: “I would like to introduce you to my first guest ever: He has been a stripper, a police officer, a secret agent, a reporter, a boyfriend to many and soon he will dump his wife to be with me. I welcome Channing Tatum.”
Fleischmann’s humorous (and deeply relatable) opening lines set the tone for the rest of the segment, as her wit and charm pretty much kept the actor laughing nonstop. But at the same time, Flesichmann did fit in some pretty hard-hitting questions: Did he ever get caught throwing house parties as a teenager? (Answer: Thank God, no.)
How many women did he service back in the day as a stripper? (Answer: “Some nights … more than others.”)
Among all his Hollywood bros, who would he allow his daughter, currently three-years-old, to date? (Answer: “None of them… but only because they’re totally different in ages.”)
Is it difficult to snag serious roles as “one of the most attractive hunks in Hollywood”? (Answer: Tatum “find[s] it hard to have people take [him[ serious at all, ever, so yes.”)
You can watch the rest of the interview for yourself in the video above, but Tatum’s response to Fleischmann’s first question was arguably his best.
“Would you date a 21-year-old with autism?” Fleischmann asked. Tatum responded, “Yes, if I got permission from my wife.” His only hesitation seemed to stem from the fact that his is a happy marriage by all accounts, rather than her ASD status.
US Weekly reports that Fleischmann was diagnosed with autism as a young girl, but this hasn’t stopped her from leading her own vibrant and entertaining online talk show. And good on Tatum for appearing on and, in so doing, raising awareness about Fleischmann’s show, which allows her to represent a group that remains so frequently targeted by society’s ableist standards.
The sad thing is I probably wouldn’t have heard about the talk show unless Tatum appeared on it, but now, I can honestly say I’m hooked.