Ask Jenna Dewan Tatum about nudity and she’ll tell about her first—and second and third—trip to a strip club with, of all people, Janet Jackson. “I danced with Janet Jackson, and we toured around the world. I don’t know what it was, but she just really liked going to strip clubs,” she says. “She’s probably like, ‘Thanks, Jenna, for telling the world I go to strip clubs.’” Past experiences with nudity aside, stripping down for Allure less than a year after having a baby presented its own set of challenges for the 33-year-old star of Witches of East End. “I hope I worked out just enough,” she says. As for her husband, Channing Tatum, “Chan was really on board with it—he knows I’m very comfortable in my own skin.”
What surprised you about the shoot? “It’s really funny, the direction you get when you’re doing this photo shoot. It’s like, ‘Show more side boob. Oh, can you relax your fingers while you’re covering your nipple?’” she says. “And don’t show the cooch. These are words I will never hear again.”
How often are you nude? “I’m on the ‘a lot’ side of the scale.”
What shaped your attitude on nudity? “You sort of lose all modesty as a dancer. I also think it’s just the way I came out. I’ve always been free-spirited, and it was hard to keep clothes on me as a kid.”
Anything embarrassing? “I was doing a dance recital. I’ll never forget it was to Marky Mark’s “Good Vibrations.” I did a shimmy, and the neck [of my costume] broke off. I flashed the whole damn audience!”
What’s your workout these days? “My trainer, Jen Johnson, is amazing, but she kicks my butt. She makes me do these plank exercises. I hate them. They’re awful. But they work.”
Here is a gif i made of jenna from the promo:
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MINDY AND DANNY’S SECRET RELATIONSHIP IS TESTED AND MINDY GETS A GIRL CRUSH
ON AN ALL-NEW SPECIAL ONE-HOUR “THE MINDY PROJECT”
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, ON FOX
Jenna Dewan-Tatum (“Witches of East End”) and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) Guest-Star
Mindy and Danny try their hand at dating. But they discover that redefining their relationship isn’t as easy as they thought it would be, especially when the pharmaceuticals representative (guest star Jenna Dewan-Tatum) whom Danny used to date re-enters the picture. Then, a high-profile doctor (guest star Anna Gunn) and Mindy’s idol, tries to poach her in the all-new special one-hour “Be Cool/Girl Crush” episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, April 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MIN-218/213) (TV-14 D, L, S)
Cast: Mindy Kaling as Mindy; Chris Messina as Danny; Zoe Jarman as Betsy; Ed Weeks as Jeremy; Ike Barinholtz as Morgan; Adam Pally as Peter; and Beth Grant as Beverly.
Guest Cast: Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Brooke; Anna Gunn as Sheila Hamilton
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