Channing Tatum, who made big news last week when it was announced he would be playing Gambit in an upcoming Marvel movie, revealed that he won a bet with Jonah Hill in which Jonah has to kiss the tip of his penis. No wonder Jonah was so effusive in his praise for Tatum at the MTV Movie Awards.
In the new issue of GQ, Tatum covers a wide range of topics including the penis bet, how he’s an alcoholic, how excited he is to be playing Gambit and more.
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 “The Bet”: Jonah Hill told Tatum that 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.”
Says Tatum, “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.”
Tatum also covers the fact that he had an imaginary friend named “Boy” as a child, what he thinks of the show The Biggest Loser and his obsession with confetti cake. It really is quite the interview.
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