White House Down Stars Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum Talk Bromance For The Hollywood Reporter
White House Down stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum show off their burgeoning bromance on the cover of the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Inside the magazine, the leading men talk about everything from guns and violence to their love for each other. But ironically, Tatum wasn’t originally convinced that the role—an off duty officer who is forced into protecting his daughter and the President (Foxx) when the White House is invaded—was for him.
“I must say I wasn’t sure,” admits Tatum. “A lot of people call me up, and they want to put a gun in my hand, and it’s such a weird place to be in. America is very, very divided right now. But I felt [this film] was a good way to point out some of the issues in our country [including the polarization of Washington] without being too dramatic or heavy.”
On the other hand, Foxx couldn’t wait to play a black president. “The stuff I am doing now is beyond my wildest dreams—though I have met President Clinton, President Obama and President Bush before,” Foxx says. “They’re regular guys. George Bush loves his family, Christian man; President Obama loves his family, another Christian man; Bill Clinton, another Christian man. These guys are all human. Behind closed doors, they’re human guys. They are not mechanical machines even if their ratings are down.”
Despite Tatum’s initial hesitation, he’s clear on his opinion of his co-star. “Being with Jamie is like going to the theater while you are on set,” says Tatum. “He is the purest form of entertainer I’ve ever met in my life.”
Check out cover shoot and the behind-the-scenes video below. Are you planning to hit the theater to see White House Down?