I’m not sure when it happened or how it happened, but Channing Tatum went from being the guy in the Step-Up movies to being an actual movie star. And I’m so glad it happened.
Channing looks exactly like the A-lister he is on the June cover of GQ magazine. Personally I’m loving him cooking up an egg in his photoshoot.
In addition to being his fine self, Channing opened up quite a bit about the personal parts of his life–like how maybe he is actually an alcoholic.
“I probably drink too much, you know. My wife, that’s what she bought into.… I’m probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess. There’s probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time.” Wow, how honest of him to admit that. You don’t often get that kind of honestly from actors.
Channing also talked about how excited he is to play Gambit in the X-Men series, saying Gambit was “the only superhero I really followed.… He was the most real to me: smoking, drinking, women-loving, thief. He just looked cool to me. I’ve always loved him. And obviously he’s Cajun.”
Obviously though the best part of the interview was when Channing revealed that Jonah Hill is supposed to kiss the tip of his penis. The duo made a bet that Jonah would do just that if Channing’s prediction of 21 Jump Street breaking the $35 million mark on its opening weekend was correct. Jonah told him, “I will kiss your tip! I will kiss the tip of your dick through your underwear if we make $35 million.” Although Channing has yet to cash in.
“I haven’t made him do it yet. For obvious reasons. That’s a bad bet to lose—it’s not too good to win, either. But definitely the shame of it would be enjoyable. It’s my trump card, for sure. He tries not to bring it up at all costs. Unless he did something horrible to me, I don’t know if I could ever cash it in. It would change our relationship forever.”
Check out full interview with Channing over on GQ.com. It just makes me love Channing so much more. I’m not even bothered by his thick neck anymore. Is he doing it for you these days too? Sound off in the comments below!
Photos: Sebastian Kim/GQ.