Chatum—is it okay if i call you Chatum? Sorry, that’s not my question. Chatum: what’s the movie you’re most proud to have been in? Is it She’s The Man? I hope it’s She’s The Man.
Hell yeah its okay if you call me Chatum, it's actually way cooler of a name. my favorite movie that Ive been a part of is Magic Mike, wait scratch that. it's Step Up. Where I met my wife. Because if I don't say that my wife will kill me.
What's the dirtiest thing a fan has ever said to you?
Oh fuck. God let's see. No one has anyone said let's go to the alley and fuck or anything like that. It's kinda shocking that no one has said that. Their behavior gets bizarre and that's the strange part. Also othing that anyone would ever say to me would be worse than what's going on in my head.
Would you rather fight a Danny Devito sized John Stamos or a John Stamos sized Danny Devito? You're both naked.
Can i just fight a Danny devito sized Danny Devito because I think I could take him and I would be on top or I could just use him as a spinner as I'm assuming we're going to have sex after we fight if we're naked.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Edit: shoutout to the best boyfriend /u/whatifitriedthisname who informed me of this thread <3
Edit: also he's upset you didn't reply to his lame-ass question
I have a little 2 year old baby girl and free time is sparse and few an far between and any time that i get is spent with her and my wife. In between all the danny Devito sex and fight sessions.
My best friend sent me a screenshot of your Twitter yesterday and said "Ask him why he's so dang hot" So here I am. Channing Tatum, why are you so dang hot?
And which character of all the films you've been in do you think is the closest to your actual persona? Why?
I don't know. I wish i could come up with something funny for this answer. My mom is beautiful and my dad doesn't suck either.
I've heard you're good friends with Shia LaBeouf. What do you think of his recent motivational speech? Did he bring you to tears and inspire you to chase your dreams?
Do you think you can make your own motivational video and one-up him?
I did see it and if I understood it I might be able to reply with my own response but I'm not sure I actually understood it.
Hi Channing!! Who would win in a fight, you or Joe Manganiello?
It would be a messy fight. The light would probably bounce off of his pectoral muscles and blind me.
Hello Channing Tatum! This is something I've always wanted clarified since it happened...were you ever in Sea-Tac airport at the Chili's restaurant looking for a beer but IDless? I was the one working there who had to make the difficult decision as to whether we could serve you or not.
It all ended with a picture of you giving each of us a peck on the cheek, myself included. It's still one of my favorite stories to tell so I hope I wasn't just duped by a very convincing look-alike.
That absolutely was me. Because I love Chili's. And no one believed me that i got into an airport without my id. I just wanted a beer and some chicken crisps, and i actually couldn't get either of them for a while, because i remember you guys didn't have chicken crisps either! what's a Chili's without chicken crisps?
Hey, at least you got your beer! You were an absolute pleasure to have there and were very kind. Plus the girls working there were fangirling for days after you left.
thank you very much, my liver thanks you.
Channing! The world has gotta know, what are the components of your perfect sandwich?
k get ready: it's very complicated.
bread, white. peanut butter, not crunchy, creamy. grape jelly, double portion, more than you think should actually fit on a piece of white bread. bread. and then some cheetos shoved in there, and then you're good to go.
Hello Mr. Tatum!! Its great to see you so passionate about the Runa Foundation. How did you first out about this cause?
Also, what new exciting dance moves will we see in Magic Mike XXL.
Can't wait to see it.
First I went down to the Amazon with my creative partnet Reid Carolin and the founder of Runa and we stayed with this tribe called the Sapara. I just had never been so deep into a tribe and it just became so apparent to me that we don't understand of how intertwined they are with their environment. The jungle is their supermarket and their pharmacy. And no one is studying what they use to heal themselves. There used to be 200000 of them and now there's around 600. Their knowledge is dying with them and we want to help find conserve it.
What is your favorite part of playing Mike?
Mike is just at the end of the day...at the beginning of the first movie he's just this guy, all these strippers a lot of the guys I grew up with in South Florida were just hustlers, they all had 3 jobs going on and a bunch of dreams essentially that were probably never going to work out because they had no education on how to accomplish any of them, but that's what i love about Mike. He has all these things he wants to do, and has no education on how to do them, and probably no real understanding of what to make these dreams happen. he just keeps telling himself he's going to do it until the end of the first movie when he makes a hard decision to stop partying. the second film, you take the gloves off, your realize that you don't have to walk away from a life, you can still have fun and be responsible.
How long did that "hahahahahahaa" email take to type?
I'm sure exactly how long. I hit the h and a for a long time before I realized I could copy and paste. I'm not the most tech savvy person around but it did become a lot easier and faster.
Do you ever get lost looking into Matt Bomer's eyes?
absofuckinglutely. no matter if you're a man, woman, cat, hamster, you will get lost in matt bomer's eyes. I don't know what they are made of outside of dreams and rainbows and amazingness but it truly doesn't matter. And when he sings. It's like god gave with both hands and then grew a third hand and graced him with more. he's crazy talented.
What's the weirdest place you've ever dumped out?
Does this mean where i fell out of a car or where I took a dump? Please clarify! haha
What is something that not a lot of people know about you?
always a hard question. I think a lot of people of people say how lucky they are. and i don't think people really understand how lucky i am to even be in a conversation like this right now. It's nuts.
I mean, I somehow made a lot of right decisions, I'm sure i made a lot of wrong decisions, but I don't even know the constellation of events that led to me getting there. just how crazy it is. Looking around and seeing how many ridiculously talented people I'm around everyday.
Is there anything you can tell us about your upcoming Gambit movie?
Thanks for the AMA
we finally found someone that I really do believe wants to make Gambit, it will be the second standalone character. And i just really think because Gambit is not the most popular or the biggest hero, I think there's a really unique opportunity. Marvel's done a lot of great movies that have made a ridiculous amount of money, and it's always good to figure how to change the form.
I read that you had a Care Bears themed birthday party as a kid - so awesome - Which character is your favorite? Do you still have any of your bears? Thanks! :o)
I was just given a bear for my 35th Birthday by a friend Joanne and it was a bear with a heart on it. The carebear cousins were my favorite. There was the lion and the fast rabbit. Those two were pretty awesome.
Have you ever think of bringing a fan of yours to the premiere of Magic Mike XXL?
Oddly enough, I have. Premieres hardly ever have people there who want to see the film. You have a bunch of jaded film execs who just don't want the film to suck so you can keep getting work. So please enter my Omaze here. http://www.omaze.com/experiences/magic-mike-xxl I want to do this more than just this, we're testing it out and hopefully I will be doing it every premiere after that
What got you into dancing?
To be completely honest, clubbing. i straight learned how to dance in the club. I don't know how to describe it any other way. I never took a dance class or anything, when i was really really young i remember going to the theater with my mom and my sister, so me and my mom sat in the theater away from my sister and her friends, it was Breakin' 1, and my mom said after the movie I started trying to do headstands. My mom said i mortified my sister. But i think I was always fascinated by physical things. But I can't tell you i had any training other than going out to Florida clubs and getting sweaty.
Would you play James Bond if you were offered the role?
Oh that's tough. It would be a very hard turndown. But i don't know. There is a very strong strong voice inside that tells me James Bond probably should always be a true United Kingdomer. I'm all down for changing things completely but the true nature of 007 is i feel just very innately english, it shouldn't be an american putting on an english accent.
Hi changing, my question is do you have a favourite Disney character?
I like the broom from Fantasia.
You can only bring three things to an island for the rest of your life. What are they and why?
How about a magical seashell that's always filled with bourbon. And I would like a magical palm tree that had a lot of shade with instead of coconuts there's just peanut butter jelly sandwiches with cheetos underneath. And my wife that is always happy and possibly naked.
Have you done anything recently that made you think, "I can't believe I did that?!"
I just went to Iceland and tried to do a small expedition across the glacier and we didn't make it. We had to be emergency evacuated as there was a white out blizzard which I got to take a poop in. It actually freezes before it hits the ground.
What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
it's kind of boring. Cookie Dough. But then you can put cookie dough on just about anything and I would eat it.
Hey Channing, can you share some tips/tricks to stay in shape? (Diet/workouts) Thank you!
Oh man. If you eat it and it makes you happy you probably shouldn't have it. And if you do it and it sucks you're probably doing the right thing. But you can't have one with out the other. A lot of people just work out and don't actually diet and they wonder why they aren't getting the results they want, and some people do the exact opposite and wonder the same thing. i really think you have to do both.
I loved your support of the LGBTQ community at the LA Pride Parade. Fantastic! From which of your (male) Magic Mike costars would you most like to receive a lap dance?
I am not even joking about this. Kevin Nash. I've always wanted to know what it feels like to be tiny in his arms and thrown around.
Hey Channing. I have a question, do you have to be/live in Amerika to enter the MMXXL contest?
No man! we like all countries all comers. no pun intended. http://omaze.com/magic
Do you like to play video games?
Yeah I do actually. But I don't get to do it at all because I become obsessed with them. The last one i got obsessed with was Far cry 3. Probably the most thorough game I ever beat. probably 97%. We would save it so we could go back and make sure we beat it.
Hey Channing. Just one quick question: what toppings are on your ideal pizza?
I'm kinda boring. I just like peps. Pepperoni and cheese. i'm not a very adventurous eater. I like what i like and stick to it.
How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
Oh man. Crossbow, straight up, and I'd want an army of ninja chimpanzees that crush people all around me.
Oh man. Crossbow, straight up, and I'd want an army of ninja chimpanzees that crush people all around me.
Or I would just go to Sandra Bullock's house as I'm sure she has all that stuff because she's dope and kick-ass.
How many times is too many times to see Step Up? I think I may have a problem.
Hahahahaha! I guess you need to see it as many times as it takes you to realize how bad my acting is in it. And fast forward to the dancing parts after that.
Jupiter Ascending? What was that?
Great question. I have the same one to myself.
Do you enjoy making millions of people sexually frustrated on a daily basis?
If that's actually true, then yes.
What's Jonah Hill like?
that's a complicated one to answer. Jonah is one of the most fascinatingly dualitied people. He can completely be one of the most intellectually smart and quick people that i've ever been around, and then he can come down to my level and just be very kid like and just play without any pretension. I love him. He's like a brother to me.
Channing thanks for taking time to hang out on reddit today. Everyone has a golden rule in life, besides having great abs, whats your golden rule?
this is probably going to be superlame but my golden rule is the golden rule. Do onto others as you would have them do onto you. And that's about it.
Is it true that in 7th grade you got in a fight because you wore an "I hate pizza" shirt to school?
Hahahaha what? No. But I fucking wish. That sounds like an awesome story. Because I don't hate pizza. If that did happen I would respect anyone that punched me because I wore that shirt. Because pizza is awesome.
Are you gonna be in Xmen: Apocalypse?
No ma'am, or sir. I definitely will not.
Hi Chan! Really cool that you're doing this! How has becoming a Dad changed your life?
It has really really made things wildly more in perspective. I have a very very large appetite for working and doing things and when you put it into the framework of am I going to be proud of telling my daughter I took time away from her to do this project is kinda my gauge right now. It's taken away a lot of the bullshit.
Hi my name is Ann how are you doing today?
What's currently your favorite TV show and which character do you think embodies you the most?
it's really hard to not want to be Joffrey on Game of Thrones. My favorite thing that I've seen yet wasn't on tv, it was on Youtube. It was called Kung Fury and it was the best thing I've seen in a long time.
Chan, you’ve talked about how you were diagnosed with ADD as a teenager and how you struggled in school because of that. If you had the opportunity to talk to someone in school dealing with similar circumstances, what would you tell them?
You know it's a really difficult thing to talk to as a broad answer type thing because everyone's on a spectrum of ADD and I kind of refuse to call it a disability. Some people really need drugs to help them, and others could maybe go on a different route. So it's really tough. Whatever you do don't look at it as a disability and hopefully whatever is helping you understand it will show you the great things about how you can use it to your benefit and not just feel like you have some curse upon you.
Hi Chan, who is your favorite musician and what songs do you like?
Kendrick Lamar is dope. I like kinda everything. I listen to Ben Howard a lot, I mean i love anything pop and I really love old stuff. I'll put on Nina Simone Pandora and let it rock. I like everything but polka music. No offense to the polka community.
Tatum. Favorite movie title besides Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL that can double as a porno movie name? Example: "Gone in 60 Seconds". GO?
She's the Man. And you can go in a few different creative directions with that and you don't actually have to change the title at all.
Question: Why did you name your daughter Everly? It's a really nice name.
Also, Do you like get nervous before acting or do you just go ahead and do it ?
I wish I could say i love the Everly Bros but that's not why we named her Everly. The simple story is my wife was driving down the street one day and heard it in her head. So happy wife happy life. And yeah, I do get nervous to act, it kind of depends on what it is really. Doing SNL was by far the most terrifying thing that I've ever done, because there is a lot of reading involved, and I don't read that well out loud. I get terrified and freeze up. So it really depends on what kind. If i'm really super prepared and I'm off book, I'm not nervous. There's no wrong way to do it, just different ways to do it, because you never know what is going to work.
If I got to meet you can I grab your ass and touch your abs?
You'd have to ask my wife. I'm fine with you grabbing my ass. But you'd have to ask her and it depends on her mood. And you can touch my ab, I only have one right now. If you're into that kind of thing. I'm all for it. Click here to touch my ab. http://omaze.com/magic
If you were a hot dog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself? Also, what is it like to work with Jonah Hill?
That's like a psychological profiling question. Yeah, why not. I like to eat. Let's just be real about it.
Jonah is one of those people who if you just sit back and just watch him you in no way shape or form can understand how he's doing what he's doing. He's the fastest most quickest wittiest person I've ever met. And I think people when they think of comedic actors they forget that they are people with a point of view and experiences and depth. And Jonah is one of the most sensitive and deep people i know. And that's why I think he can be a comedic actor and a deep actor asd well.
What was the last picture you took with your phone?
The last picture I took on my phone I was going into a meeting and there was a tv on the wall playing CNN and they were talking about Jurassic World shattering box office openings so I sent that to my buddy Pratt. I'm just really proud of him, happy for him. It also said something about southeast Texas weather pressure.
That's what I was really trying to tell Pratt, to make sure he was aware of a pressure front coming in.
My fiancé says if I don't have a body like yours by next summer, she's leaving me. Any pointers for a sweet six pack?
If you have to have abs for her to stay with you, might be a sign for you to reevaluate how much she loves you. I don't know. Running dawg. Running and situps.
If you could play someone from history who would it be?
I would actually love to play Genghis Khan. But John Wayne did that. And it wasn't such a good idea I think.
Mr. Tatum, you're one of my top 10 favorite actors, and I happen to be a straight male. How do I get away with going to see Magic Mike XXL in the theaters, without my sexuality coming into question?
The funny this is about XXL it is such a movie that is made for women but if I pitched the movie like it's the movie road trip then guys would see it. Truly it's just about a bunch of guys being friends and hanging out who just get raunchy with some women at the end of the movie. Everyone will have fun with this movie.
What is your favorite thing to do when you're having a bad day?
Oh man. I love Pinterest. Swear to god. Just to not think about all the shit I have to do or what's going wrong, I just go and look at Pinterest. Or flipboard.
So, if you could have one super power, what would it be, and why?
I wish that I could make anyone at any point just happen to be naked. Not for the reasons that everyone thinks. Because people get really nice when they get naked. Like okay, I can't be an asshole. People aren't assholes when they get naked (for the most part). They are thinking about what they look like. Shitty answer, I tried to do something funny and it didn't work.
do you do full frontal in magic mike xxl? asking for a friend
haha "for a friend" I do not do full frontal but i can promise you when you're standing in front of a bunch of people in a very small thong it doesn't leave a lot to the imagination. Your "friend" should be happy.
Kill one, Marry one, and Fuck one...
Ray Romano, Danny Devito, and Gilbert Gottfried?
Gilbert Gottfried, Danny Devito and Ray Romano?
I'd fuck Danny Devito, as I was saying earlier it could be fun. I'd marry Ray Romano, because I think he has a pretty solid perspective on marriage. I don't know who would be the male or female, you figure it out. And I like Gilbert Gottfried but I wouldn't mind killing him.
Tanning Chainum, how can I convince my gf to have a threesome?
Offer her something that she wants if she doesn't want that. And two it can't be a double standard. if you want a threesome with a girl then you have to offer her a threesome with a guy. It's all equal opportunity. So be careful what you ask for.
Does your penis have a nickname?
Does your penis have a nickname?