Channing Tatum Covers GQ June Issue, Talks 22 Jump Street, Gambit + More

Channing Tatum Covers GQ June Issue, Talks 22 Jump Street, Gambit + More image channing tatum gq cover

Tatum for GQ–American actor Channing Tatum snags another GQ cover, posing for June’s issue photographed by Sebastian Kim. Promoting 22 Jump Street which hits theaters next month, Tatum opens up to the magazine about acting, drinking and other subjects dear to him.

On alcohol:
“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.”

On Gambit:
“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.”

On his invisible friend:
“His name was Boy. I think I just lived in an imaginary world. I was always playing war in the woods, people are chasing me… I wasn’t doing it because I was desperate for friends. I had friends.”

Channing Tatum Covers GQ June Issue, Talks 22 Jump Street, Gambit + More image channing tatum gq singing

On the TV show, The Biggest Loser:
“I really do love it. It’s terrible and it’s bad, but I really do think it’s because I have an inner fat kid in me. I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things—a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer. I enjoy being comfortable and eating whatever the hell I like.”

On cake:
“I just love cake. Confetti cake, to be specific. It has little colored candies inside the cake, and then you get the confetti icing, which is really hard to find sometimes. It’s really hard to explain to people, because it’s not icing with sprinkles on top. It’s icing that actually has candies inside of it. It’s Funfetti icing. It’s a beautiful mix. It is an angel sent from heaven.”

On what Jonah Hill told Tatum he would do if Tatum was correct in his prediction that 21 Jump Street would break $35 million its opening weekend:
“I will kiss your tip! I will kiss the tip of your dick through your underwear if we make $35 million.”

Tatum on the bet:
“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.”

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