Channing Tatum Speaks on Not Being “Good” at School!

Posted by PZ on June 27th, 2013


Channing Tatum is always very candid in his interviews, and now the actor has spoken on growing up, not going to college and pondering what to do with himself before he hit the big time. Channing admits he wasn’t great at school and because of that, he was just hoping he could get any kind of job that would pay the bills. He never dreamed that he would end up an actor:

 ”To be honest, I didn’t have a college education, so I would have settled on any career that made some sort of money that was respectful. I never planned on being an actor. I definitely never planned on being a model.”

Speaking on trying to figure out a career path after he finished school, Channing says that he thought about many different routes to take, and was even considering working with animals after he landed a job at a “puppy/kitty nursey” which sounds adorable! The actor admits that while some things didn’t work out for him along the way, he believes it was all for a good reason and he learned from everything:

”You think about a lot of things – the military. I never really entertained going into the military, but when you are 18 and you decide not to go to college, you definitely ask a lot of questions. I always loved animals. I worked at a puppy/kitty nursery in Tampa, Florida, for about a year or something. At that time, I thought maybe I should get a job as a vet tech. I thought maybe I’d go to a tech school for that. I just really don’t like school. I am not good at it – especially at that time in my life. I had to go figure out [what I wanted to do]. I wish certain things in football happened differently, but it is what it is. I definitely knew I wasn’t going to go into the pros … It just ran its course for me. [But] I am happy that I got on with my life. You don’t learn anything by winning all the time.”

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