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5 Reasons Why Chris Pratt Should Be in the Next 'Magic Mike'

He showed off his lap dance skills this week, so now it's basically destiny.

5 Reasons Why Chris Pratt Should Be in the Next 'Magic Mike'
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Chris Pratt is plenty busy training velociraptors and prepping to be the next Indiana Jones, but we just have one more small request from the superstar: PLEASE be in the next Magic Mike. (Yes, we realize it's too late for him to be in Magic Mike XXL, but you know there has to be a third, come on.)

Chris Pratt's lap dance skillz.
Chris Pratt's lap dance skillz.

The actor was honored as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals' "Man of the Year" this week and showed off his lap dance skills, which got us thinking that he's the perfect man to shake his stuff alongside Channing Tatum. Heck, if there isn't a Magic Mike hat trick, the guys could take their act on the road, even. Dare to dream.

And then we remembered that Mr. Pratt really was a stripper (of sorts) in his youth and now we are completely convinced that this needs to happen. Hear that, Channing?

If you're still not convinced, here are 5 reasons why Mr. Pratt is the perfect addition to the Magic Mike cast:

  • 1

    He has experience.

    “I was always a very much naked person. I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, I may as well get paid,” he said. He only did three "low rent" gigs as an 18-year-old, but one of them was a birthday party for his friend's grandma .“It was a surprise,” he said. “I don’t know how it got around to them, but they paid me $40."

    Pratt claimed he wasn't a "very good dancer" and never got a job at a strip club or anything, but that shouldn't stop him from trying again.

  • 2

    He has the abs.

    5 Reasons Why Chris Pratt Should Be in the Next 'Magic Mike'

    He's already accomplished the hardest part of playing a stripper: chiseling those abs. Giving up beer and pizza is much harder than learning slick stripper moves.

  • 3

    He's used to ridiculous costumes.

    5 Reasons Why Chris Pratt Should Be in the Next 'Magic Mike'

    He could just borrow the He-Man costume from his Saturday Night Live gig for his Magic Mike audition.

  • 4

    He doesn't mind taking his clothes off in front of people.

    He even flashed his manhood to an unsuspecting Amy Poehler while filming season 2 of Parks and Recreation. He said he wanted to get a good reaction out of her when his character showed up naked to his ex's house and the only way to do it was to actually go commando. "I went trou-down and the reaction was awesome! It's the one they used," Pratt said in a later interview.

  • 5

    His wife would be so proud.

    5 Reasons Why Chris Pratt Should Be in the Next 'Magic Mike'

    Anna Faris starred as a Playboy bunny back in 2008, so it would be totally fitting if he played a stripper in 2016 (or so). Right? Just think of the stories they could tell their grandkids.

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