Channing Tatum may have battled evil ninjas (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Celtic tribesmen (The Eagle) on screen, but in real life, all it takes is an intense skinny lady to terrify the 32-year-old.
In particular, one intense skinny lady: his costar in upcoming film The Bitter Pill, Rooney Mara.
“She’s the most mousy and terrifying person I’ve ever met,” Tatum told E! News of his experience working with the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star. “She’s such a little introvert.”
But, like all actors who have to occasionally kick-ass on the big screen, Tatum is a pro at hiding his internal fright and, having gotten to know the actress a bit better, now claims Mara is “also the sweetest little thing you’ve ever met.”
In the Steven Soderbergh-directed Bitter Pill, Tatum plays a stockbroker who returns home after serving four years in prison for a white collar crime to find his wife (Mara) suffering from depression.
“Rooney can get this glazed over like look in her eyes that you’re like, ‘Oh, God—I hope I never see that coming my way,'” Tatum says of his 27-year-old costar. “She’s truly one of the most fabulous actresses. She has a skill set that I have never seen with the actresses I’ve worked with. Everybody’s different and have the things that they’re strong at, but she’s special, for sure.”
Asked by E! whether we’ll have the pleasure of seeing Mara’s glazed-over look during the couple’s onscreen sex scenes, the upcoming star of Magic Mike quipped, “There will be hot scenes in The Bitter Pill—during the end credits!”
Source: The Province