updated 05/16/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/17/2012 AT 8:50 AM ET
As for the exposure, the actor says he just wanted to go for it.
“I said, ‘I gotta dance, man.’ I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn’t get up there and strip myself,” he says, noting that his big scene wasn’t initially in the script. “At first it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug and I couldn’t wait to do it again.”