In case you don’t live on planet Earth and didn’t realize the Backstreet Boys’ are featured in “Magic Mike XXL,” then you’re in for a treat.
Don’t worry… it’s not the way you think.
Former “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, a friend of AJ’s, dances to “I Want It That Way” during a gas station scene in the movie.
Cosmo sat down with the music supervisor of the movie to talk about the six major songs that are featured and he discussed “I Want It That Way.”
“We thought the idea of a ’90s pop song was really funny. So we talked out a ton of song ideas — we considered, like, *NSYNC — and then ran them by Joe to see what he thought. And he was actually really hyped about ‘I Want It That Way.’ He was like, Yes! We had this whole conversation with a bunch of dudes and they’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, dudes like Backstreet Boys.’ Alison and I were not convinced. We’re like, ‘What?’ But Joe was hyped. He knew the words, loved it. He was totally into it.”