Channing Tatum slams G.I. Joe

Channing Tatum slams G.I. Joe

Tatum revealed that he wasn’t a fan of one of his first big leading roles, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.



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Published: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:45 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Did you dislike G.I. Joe? Don’t worry — its star, Channing Tatum, did too. In an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radioshow Tuesday morning, Tatum revealed that he wasn’t a fan of one of his first big leading roles, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.

He said contract with Paramount forced him to do it, and he still doesn’t look back on it fondly. “Look, I’ll be honest. I f***ing hate that movie. I hate that movie,” Tatum said of the 2009 tentpole. “I was pushed into doing that movie ... [After] Coach Carter, they signed me for a three-picture deal ... And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my God, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!’”

The Magic Mike XXL actor revealed, however, that as he got older and wanted to pursue other roles, the studio called him about doing G.I. Joe, and even then, he wasn’t crazy about the idea. Though the blockbuster made $302 million worldwide, it was mostly panned by critics.  Still, Tatum acknowledged that the movie, which certainly boosted Tatum’s starpower at the time, could have been worse. “I could have been given... I don’t know, Scream 5,” he said. “I’m super lucky and blessed to have been given that film. That was really not all that bad. [But you have] no option. ‘You’re doing this or we’re gonna sue you.’”Reuters


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