Channing Tatum opened up recently about his alcohol addiction and now the actor has gone into more details about his bad boy past.
The 34-year-old actor revealed in an interview with GQ magazine that he and Shia La Boeuf partied a little too hard during the filming of their movie, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
“Me and Shia, I think we had just met that day. We were, like, ‘What shall we go out and do?’ We were drinking. And I think our initial thing was ‘Alright, let’s go out and try and get in a fight!’ This was just young, dumb idiot actors thinking that that’s going to bond us. Because we’ll shed blood together, blah, blah, blah. I’ve never seen him since then.”
Shia revealed in a 2008 past interview that he and Channing decided to randomly vandalise a bookstore.
“Channing was supposed to be the head honcho in the movie, so he goes, ‘All right, you see that bookstore? Somebody throw a rock. Let’s break in and steal a Spider-Manbookmark.’”
Channing now admits that he did break a window of the bookstore.
“I definitely kicked in a window that night. But it wasn’t Barnes and Nobles. Just a window.”
The actor said that him and Shia were trying to be like “80s hoodlums” and even at one stage they had altercation with the police but they weren’t sure.
“And I think as we were running I kicked this thing, not thinking that it would ever shatter. And everything just went raining down. And I was like, ‘Oh, s–t.’ And then we just took off running. We all split up. I think Shia even punched a cop car—we weren’t even sure if the cop was in the car, he punched the window of a cop car.”
But Channing said in hindsight he now realises how stupid both of the actors were back then in their behaviour.
“It’s only fun because we didn’t get caught…that I can have perspective on it now and know it was stupid. I don’t think we were thinking.”
It seems Channing is a bad boy both on and off screen.