Channing Tatum is opening up about his She’s The Man co-star Amanda Bynes’ recent Paper Magazine cover story, in which the 32-year-old actress revealed that she pushed to get him cast in the 2006 film.
“I love her. I guess she sort of told me [that she fought to get me in the movie]. I love her,” Channing said to ET at the premiere of Magic Mike Live in London on Wednesday night (November 28).
“I totally fought for Channing [to get cast in] that movie because he wasn’t famous yet. He’d just done a Mountain Dew commercial and I was like, ‘This guy’s a star — every girl will love him!’ But [the producers] were like, ‘He’s so much older than all of you!’ And I was like, ‘It doesn’t matter! Trust me!’” Amanda told Paper.
“Oh, I don’t know about all that,” Channing said of Amanda calling him a star.
“I love her and I just hope she’s doing well…I’m so happy she’s killing it again and just back on the right. She’s so talented and so special. She’s been doing it…I mean, I think it’s so impossible when you start at such a young age to keep perspective. It’s tough,” he said.
“She was just so alive. You never knew what was going to come out her mouth, she was just on fire…I haven’t seen her in so long. I love you, Amanda, and I hope you’re doing well,” he added.