Okay, somebody at Vanity Fair really LOVES Channing Tatum.
This is his third cover and second one solo!
That's basically Marilyn Monroe status!
The Magic Mike XXL actor broods and shows off his arms on the August issue, and gets totally soaking wet while dancing in the rain in the spread!
[ Related: Enjoy Channing's Beautiful Ab Evolution ]
Isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic?! We certainly think so!
Also let it be known that we drew the thought-bubble doodle on his head before we even read this passage in the magazine:
"I learned how to act in auditions, not even in movies, but by reading for Thug Number Two or Thug Number One," Tatum told me. "You're trying to learn by reading three lines and hoping that you get the part. I've been at it for 10 years…. Now I get to start asking questions, when before I was … " (A lot of Tatum's sentences end in ellipses, which drift above his head like thought bubbles.)
!!! We're on the same wavelength with that VF writer!
Besides the pictures, this sweet assessment of childbirth and Channing's wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum has to be the best part of the feature: