Bromance And Cauliflower Ears: Channing Tatum Talks About Filming Foxcatcher
The Magic Mike star reveals the emotional drain of shooting his new flick...
As if being one of the hunkiest stars in Hollywood wasn't enough, Channing Tatum is fast becoming one of the most sought after. His new film, Foxcatcher, sees him take the role of Mark Schultz, an olympic gold winning wrestler.
Early screenings of Foxcatcher have led to suggestions that the role could land Tatum an Oscar nomination, which sound like his intense portrayal of the brooding fighter are a far cry from his roles in Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street.
Describing his time on set as "just not fun, in the best possible way", Tatum reveals how he and co star Mark Ruffalo did serious damage to themselves during filming. "Me and Ruff are still dealing with it...It was a really painful experience, physically, emotionally, spiritually"
This is likely also referring to the heavy subject matter of the film, which sees him and Ruffalo play brothers lured into a sponsorship deal with a multi million pound paranoid schizophrenic, played by Steve Carrell.
The consequences of such a physical role has resulted in "a little bit of cauliflower on our ears" as the pair have developed nodules on their ears from rough fight scenes.
According to Tatum, the intensity of the filming affected his then pregant wife Jenna, who was due to stay on set for a week and left after two days. "She was like 'this is not fun at all. I do not like being here. I am not in an emotional place to be around you in this.'"
Foxcatcher wasn't all down beaten work, however, as Tatum seems to have developed a bit of a bromance with his on screen brother, Ruffalo, saying "Mark has this thing where you just sort of want to snuggle into him". How cute!
Tatum is clearly doing a great job of balancing work and play, having recently described himself as a "high-functioning alcoholic", admitting that he "probably drinks too much" in an interview with GQ magazine. Either way, we can't wait to see the Foxcatcher for ourselves.