Six Ridiculous Things We Learned About Channing Tatum From His Reddit AMA

By Alyssa Pereira

When you’re old and gray, remember to tell your grandchildren: Channing Tatum was a national treasure. This much was proven June 17, 2015, when Tatum completed a Reddit AMA answering user-submitted questions on topics ranging from co-stars like Jonah Hill to Magic Mike fans to the weird things he eats.

And boy, does he eat some weird things.

The AMA didn’t go on for all that long, but we nonetheless gleaned a few beautiful morsels of new information about the star. Here are some of our favorites.

1. He nicknamed his penis “Gilbert.” 

There’s no backstory given here, but he must have been certain, because he answered the question twice.

2. His favorite Disney character is the broom from Fantasia.

Again, no background story. Maybe he just likes brooms. Or the classics.

3. His favorite sandwich is weirder than Elvis’ favorite sandwich.

He even gives instructions on how to make it:

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.

4. He once got into the Seattle-Tacoma airport without an ID.

This one does have a funny story attached. A user named NeoPhalanx asked about a time when she and a friend were working at the Chili’s restaurant in the Seattle Airport when an ID-less Tatum asked for a beer. The Redditor eventually made the call to serve him (warranting a kiss on the cheek from the actor in the process), but was skeptical it was actually Tatum. As it turns out, it was:

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?

5. “Saturday Night Live” was some of the hardest acting he’s done.

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.

6. He would turn down the role of James Bond if he were offered it.

It may seem foolish, but Tatum has a noble reason to do so:

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.

Magic Mike XXL will release in theaters July 1, 2015.


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