Channing Tatum opens up in the latest issue of Vanity Fair about parenthood with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum who recently gave birth to their first child, daughter Everly Tatum.
Channing in the interview said:
"I don't think you can prepare," Tatum reasoned. "It's a bit of a freestyle."
On his own parents and how he will raise his daughter.
His own parents "weren't perfect. I don't know anyone who did have perfect parents. It's provided me with lessons I'll try to improve upon when I'm up to bat. I'm just going to be a good friend to my kid."
He admits to having a learning disability himself saying,
"I [still] read so slow. If I have a script I'm going to read it five times slower than any other actor, but I'll be able to tell you everything in it. It kills me that there are standardized tests geared towards just one kind of child."
He was medicated as a kid for his problem.
"I truly believe some people need medication. I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive."
"I understand why kids kill themselves," he continued. "I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. I'd never do it to my child."
True words from the actor. Do you agree with his assessment? Are you surprised to find out that he has a learning disability?
Jenna Dewan-Tatum aka Mrs. Channing Tatum appears in the May issue of Glamour magazine to show off her baby-bump.
She tells the mag of her first pregnancy:
“Most actors and actresses are consumed by careers and getting ahead, Channing and I are ambitious, but our relationship comes first. We take everything day by day, saying, ‘OK, how can we make this work together?’”
“I thought my body was going to change so quickly with pregnancy that I’d freak out. But it was really gradual. There’s a reason women are pregnant for nine months; by the end, you’re ready to have this baby."
As for Channing's take on the whole experience?
“Channing has been great. He takes the route of no confrontation, just support, saying things like, ‘Do whatever you want! What do you want to eat? I’m going to leave it up to you,’” explains the actress.
“Who knows what kind of parents we’ll be? We have two dogs, so we’ve had some practice! And as soon as this baby comes into the world, Channing and I will figure out real fast.”
The couple wed in 2009.
The May issue of Glamour hits newsstands on Tuesday.
Here it is the trailer for White House Down, in which Channing Tatum plays John Cale, a police officer who takes his daughter on a tour of the White House only to realize he's the only person who can save the president from a violent invasion.