Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum Talks Fatherhood

It’s only been three weeks since he officially became a father with the birth of daughter Everly, but Channing Tatum has already learned a few things about parenthood. He opened up about being a father this week in interviews promoting his new film White House Down.

“I’ll give you some baby advice: You’re not going to do anything for the first six months. You’re just like, ‘Can I have the baby at some point today?’ You’re never going to be so excited when something poos,” Tatum told Extra’s A.J. Calloway. Calloway is currently expecting a child with his fiance Dionne Walker.

Another thing Tatum has learned is how fast babies grow. “I’m away from her for 12-13 hours and I feel like I come home and I feel like she’s changed—like her face looks different. You feel like every minute that you miss is horrible,” he told E!.

As for how wife Jenna Dewan is handling motherhood, the actor revealed, “She’s good, she’s really good. Tired, you know…just taking care of the baby on those first months. First months are hard.”

Tatum told Good Morning America that he received some good advice from his White House Down co-star Jamie Fox. “Jamie told me, he’s just like, look, you’ve got to learn how to be a father and a buddy, like a homey, to your little girl and be a person that she can come and talk to as well,” said Tatum.

White House Down hits theaters this Friday.


Channing Tatum Plans Acting Hiatus

Channing Tatum says he is preparing to take a break from acting in 2013 to focus  on his directorial debut.

The actor will stop taking on movie roles to work with production partner Reid Carolin on a number of new projects.

He tells, “(Reid and I) have about three to four ideas that we love that are all in (the works). By the end of next year, we’re going to shut things down and write the first thing that we’re going to direct.”

“We’re going to be like, alright, no more acting parts for a minute, let’s take a few and really get caring about that section of our career.”

“I love the steps that I’ve taken acting-wise. That has been a wild sort of exploration. But I don’t want to just keep putting (directing) off for these fun and incredible opportunities.”

Tatum credits his Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh with helping him understand the filmmaking process: “I don’t think Reid and I would…try to make a movie without learning what we did from Soderbergh and (assistant director) Greg Jacobs. It was like a crazy crash course Cliff Notes (study guide) on directing and how to make movies, literally get them done.”

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