Channing Tatum’s Friends Keep Him Grounded By Making Fun Of Him

Dad-to-be Channing Tatum can’t let stardom go to his head, at least not while his friends have anything to say about it.  The “G.I. Joe” star shares how they keep him grounded, plus reveals why he’s “a fat kid inside”. 

In the new issue of Cosmopolitan, Channing also dishes on his marriage and his deep love of pizza. 

You and Jenna [Dewan-Tatum, his wife] have been together for nearly eight years. What’s your secret? “You have to want it. Jenna’s and my thing is checking in with each other all the time, like ‘On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love me right now?’ And you gotta be honest, and you’ve got to want an honest answer.”

On his friends: “My friends keep me grounded. It’s embarrassing to tell you how much my friends make fun of me. Seriously, when you have a doll made of your face, it’s ridiculous how creative your friends can get…pictures, videos, little animated cartoons they’ve made. And they’re way, way not PG-13. So I get chopped down to size all the time.”

Fill in the blank, No one would think I was sexy if they knew _____. “I’m a fat kid on the inside. I love food so much, and I fluctuate about 25-30 pounds between movies. I feel like I have to do a chess movie that requires very little movement at some point, just so I can eat pizza and play chess on the beach all day. And then eat more pizza and cheeseburgers and drink beer. That’d be amazing. I’d give anything for that. I gotta figure that movie out.”

On Jennifer Lawrence: “I wouldn’t mind being the male Jennifer Lawrence. I think she’s incredibly cool.”


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