Channing Tatum: I'm a 'High-Functioning' Alcoholic
By Jackie Willis
Channing Tatum offered up a few shocking confessions during his interview with GQ magazine.
The 22 Jump Street star first admitted that he likes his booze and a lot of it, telling the men's publication, "I probably drink too much, you know. My wife [Jenna Dewan], 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."
But the confessions keep coming! Turns out, the 34-year-old actor is a big fan of The Biggest Loser. "I really do love it. It's terrible and it's bad, but I really do think it's because I have an inner fat kid in me. I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things -- a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer. I enjoy being comfortable and eating whatever the hell I like."
In addition to revealing his love for booze and The Biggest Loser, the Magic Mike star also comes clean about his imaginary friend. "His name was Boy. I think I just lived in an imaginary world. I was always playing war in the woods, people are chasing me... I wasn't doing it because I was desperate for friends. I had friends."
Needless to say, this is probably why he's perfect to play the X-Men role of Gambit. "[Gambit] 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."
Are you surprised by Tatum's confessions? Check him out in the June issue of GQ, on newsstands May 27, 2014.