Channing Tatum Says He ‘F–king Hates’ ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra’
Channing Tatum says he “f–king hated” doing “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.”
In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Channing Tatum spared no words when it came to his opinion about “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” During the interview Tatum described his disgust for having to do the film and why he was pretty much forced into the role. Take a look at the snippet from the interview below!
“Look, I’ll be honest. I f–king hate that movie. I hate that movie,” the Magic Mike XXL star said of the 2009 film. “I was pushed into doing that movie. From Coach Carter, they signed me to a three-picture deal […] They give you the contract and they go, ‘Three-picture deal, here you go.’ And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!’”
As Tatum recalled, he had found success with other projects, when the studio called with G.I. Joe.
“The script wasn’t any good,” he said, adding that he’d watched the namesake cartoon growing up and wanted to play Snake Eyes in the film. “I didn’t want to do something that I thought was 1.) bad, and 2.) I just didn’t know if I wanted to be G.I. Joe.”
Still, Tatum told Stern he was “super lucky and blessed to have been given that film.”
“That was really not all that bad,” he added. “[But you have] no option. ‘You’re doing this or we’re gonna sue you.’”
Maybe this was why Channing Tatum’s role in the sequel was so short-lived. I have to say that I respect him for being so open about his feelings regarding the film. It’s not often that an actor will speak so candidly about an unpleasant film experience. I guess with Magic Mike XXL right around the corner and him being cast as Gambit, Channing Tatum has little to no worry about the repercussions of his attitude towards “G.I. Joe.”
After six years we’ve all seen Channing Tatum grow from a stale actor to an enjoyable presence on screen. His words regarding “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” should be a testament to his evolution as an actor. In all honesty, he is right…that movie was crap.
What do you think of Channing Tatum’s attitude towards “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?”
Full Howard Stern Interview: