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Channing Tatum on His Food Love: “I’m a Fat Kid on the Inside”


Channing Tatum says he is secretly a fat kid. You know the kind – that person who eats and eats but still looks incredibly hot no matter what? Tatum says he’s fat on the inside and it even manifests itself a little on the outside too in between films when he allows himself to indulge his food addiction. He commented:

“I’m a fat kid on the inside. I love food so much, and I fluctuate about 25 to 30 pounds between movies. I feel like I have to do a chess movie that requires very little movement at some point, just so I can eat pizza and play chess on the beach all day. And then eat more pizza and cheese-burgers and drink beer. That’d be amazing. I’d give anything for that. I gotta figure that movie out.”

Speaking on not feeling like a celebrity despite his fame, Channing says he tries to forget about his star status and his friends keep his feet on the ground by making fun of him in creative ways:

“It’s a hard thing for me to wrap my mind around the C word: celebrity. Rock stars are celebrities, because they’re larger than life. As an actor, you have to play the everyman and the everygirl. If you start treating people in the real world like assistants, that’s not a good look. But my friends keep me grounded. It’s embarrassing to tell you how much my friends make fun of me. Seriously, when you have a doll made of your face, it’s ridiculous how creative your friends can get…pictures, videos, little animated cartoons that they’ve made. And they’re way, way not PG-13. So I get chopped down to size all the time.”

Opening up on his marriage to Jenna Dewan, he says they are very honest with each other in a way that might make other couples uncomfortable:

“You have to want it. Jenna’s and my thing is checking in with each other all the time, like “On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love me right now?” And you gotta be honest, and you’ve got to want an honest answer. I told a friend to do that. He asked the question and it turned into a huge fight, and I’m like, that’s kind of the point. Obviously, something needed to be fixed, he needed to be aware of it, and she needed to get it off her chest.”