Channing Tatum has done a pretty great job of maintaining his lovable nicest guy in Hollywood image, but apparently he isn’t chipper and cheerful about everything. And one particular kids cartoon franchise-starter left a very bad taste in his mouth. “Look, I’ll be honest. I f—ing hate that movie. I hate that movie,” he tells Howard Stern about “G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra,” Tatum’s first big action flick and part of a three-picture deal with Paramount.
“The studio calls up and they’re like, ‘Hey, we got a movie for you. We’re going to send it to you.’ And it was right during the writers’ strike. And it’s G.I. Joe. I’m like, ‘Look, G.I. Joe? I love G.I. Joe. Can I play Snake Eyes?’ And they’re like, ‘No. You’re not playing Snake Eyes.’ ‘Hey, you’re doing this. You’re doing this or we’re going to sue you.'” And if that’s not bad enough, doing that film didn’t necessarily get him the kind of attention he was looking for. “The Coen Brothers aren’t watching G.I. Joe,” Tatum says. Hey man, you don’t know how they like to unwind. Don’t put them in a box.
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