Carly Fleischmann has severe autism that makes her unable to communicate verbally, but that didn't stop her from starting her own YouTube talk show. Her first guest? Actor Channing Tatum.
"I would like to introduce you to my first guest ever!" Fleischmann told her YouTube audience while typing on a tablet. "He has been a stripper, a police officer, a secret agent, a reporter, a boyfriend to many, and soon he will dump his wife to be with me. I welcome Channing Tatum."
Fleischmann, 21, was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition at the age of 2, according to the website for her book "Carly's Voice." At age 10, she had a breakthrough when therapists discovered she could type her thoughts. Recently, Fleischmann started a YouTube channel titled, "Speechless with Carly Fleischmann," to fulfill her dream of being a talk show host, Today.com reported.
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Fleischmann asked the "Magic Mike" actor if he would "date a 21-year-old person with autism."
"Yes, if I got permission from my wife," answered Tatum, who's married to actress Jenna Dewan Tatum.
Fleischmann then jokes: "All right. I've got my lawyers working on your divorce papers as we speak!"
With Tatum in stitches, Fleischmann quizzed him on his personal life, childhood and life in Hollywood.
"Thank you, Channing, for this once-in-a-lifetime interview," she told the actor. "My bags are at your house and I'm ready to move in!"
The first installment of "Speechless" had been viewed more than one million times as of Thursday morning.