Channing Tatum: I felt like a fat kid at a buffet with movie offers

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 May 2014
Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum felt like a "fat kid in at a buffet" when he was offered four "great" movies back-to-back and couldn't refuse to take them on

Channing Tatum felt like a "fat kid in at a buffet" when he was offered four "great" movies.

The 34-year-old actor has been working hard for the past 18 months while he was busy filming 'White House Down', 'Foxcatcher', 'Jupiter Ascending' and '22 Jump Street' and although he knew it was going to be hard he was determined to take on all the projects.

Talking to US GQ magazine, he explained: "I feel like I was definitely the fat kid at the buffet. There were four really great projects, and I was 'I wanna do them all.' They're like, 'You know doing four movies back-to-back is going to kill you?' and I'm, 'Yeah, but that's something I can take. That's just going to be tiring, and tired doesn't kill you.' "

He emphasised: "Zero breaks."

While he was in England shooting 'Jupiter Ascending' Tatum's wife, Jenna Dewan, gave birth to their first child, nine-month-old Everly, and although he admits they didn't think it "through" they are delighted with the way things have turned out.

He added: "Then we had sort of a crazy, harebrained idea to try to have a kid, and it happened the first time, basically. And I don't think we thought it all the way through, we were happy as hell about it."

22 Jump Street

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman
  • UK release: 6 June 2014

Undercover cops Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) swap high school for college in order to thwart another drugs ring. Hilarious sequel which manages to surpass the crowd-pleasing original by embracing its sequel-ness and going one better, with inspired gags, pumped-up action and scene-stealing support from Ice Cube as the…

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