Channing Tatum: My daughter is my harshest critic. I’m like ‘please love me’


Channing Tatum’s newest film, Logan Lucky, opens next weekend. The cast of the film is a crazy combination of people and I want it to be good but I’m not convinced it will be yet. I’ll probably still see it, though. Anyway, they had the premiere in Knoxville and while there, Channing was asked about how his four-year old daughter Everly reacted to having a such a famous dad. According to Channing, Everly is rather non-plussed with Channing Tatum the actor but Dad the klutz is a blast.

Channing Tatum might be one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but all of his fame doesn’t seem to mean much to his adorable 4-year-old daughter, Everly.

The Logan Lucky star stopped to talk with ET’s Nischelle Turner at the premiere of his new film in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Thursday, and opened up about how his little girl is thoroughly unimpressed with his coolness.

“I’ve never worked so hard to like, make a girl like me and fail,” Tatum joked. “I was like, ‘Please, please, just please love me, please just love me!’” 

“She likes it when I fall down and hurt myself! She’s like, ‘Haha, do it again!’” Tatum shared.

“She’s my harshest critic, man, but it’s the best. It’s a really good humbling experience, I can promise you.”

[From ET]

If Channing has truly never been denied after working for some girl’s attention then – ha! Suck it. But that’s just jealousy speaking because I can’t count the times I’ve exhausted myself trying to get someone’s attention only to be left in their dust as they went home with my roommate. However, I find Channing charming so I’m choosing to believe that’s what he’s going for here – charming. Kids do make you work for it, man. I am the at-home parent and I can recreate the Disney Castle in donuts and icing for my kids only to have them pass right by it for their father when he rolls up. Of course, this does mean an evening of being left alone and a pile of donuts for me so really, it’s a win-win for all. I’m completely Team Everly on the falling down front, though. Even though I’m more of a walking-into-a-door fan, sometimes a good stumble is just the ticket.

If Channing wants to win Everly over, he should introduce her to his new friend, Beatrice. Part of the Logan Lucky promotion involved Channing driving across country to talk-up the film. While in Statesville, North Carolina, Channing met Beatrice at a Sunoco gas station. Channing didn’t have to work at all for Beatrice to like him because she already did. A lot. Fortunately for all of us, that didn’t stop him from working it, though. Beatrice cranked up the music while she and Channing had a six-minute dance party right there behind the counter. If only he’d taken a dive as he walked out the door, Everly wouldn’t be able to resist him.

the lady in the patterned shirt should not turn her back on those ladies next to her
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  1. Millennial says:

    The video in Statesville is hilarious. It makes me like Channing a ton more that he’s so at ease hanging out with normal people.

  2. Enough Already says:

    This post was hilarious! I love CB.
    And Charming Potato. My 15 year old niece has the biggest crush on him. Still smh at the salon owner who thought it was cool to let a 12 year old watch Magic Mike while getting a blowout.

  3. Jayna says:

    There’s so few celebrity kid’s names I fall in love with, not just like, because there’s plenty of those, but love as different, but not wacko or odd or just unattractive names for a baby girl that some of these celebs do. Gwyneth to have such a pretty name herself and name her daughter Apple still is so ugh to me.

    Everly is a name I just love for some reason. It’s soft and pretty and a little unique. And Tatum as a last name is hard to match a first name with for a girl’s name. Everly Tatum or Everly Dewan Tatum sounds nice.

    And Catherine Zeta Jones’ daughter’s name, Carys, I love also. It’s a pretty name and you just never hear it. Probably in Wales you hear it a lot. I assume it’s a Welsh name, since that’s where Catherine is from.

    • Esmom says:

      Everly is cool, I agree. Very sweet. Carys is nice, too, although I’m guessing she runs into trouble with people not knowing how to pronounce it. For some reason I love Scandinavian names. For example, Kirsten is ok but Kjersten is really lovely to me. Although I’m sure in the US that version also is problematic regarding pronunciation.

      • Amanduh says:

        Carys is really popular where I’m from in Ontario…my kid’s class had three Carys’!!

      • M4lificent says:

        My great-grandmother’s name was Kjersti — but she changed it to Kirsti when she came to the US because non-Scandinavian Americans didn’t know what to make of the “Kj”. My son is named after her, but I anglicized it to Christian for the the same reason.

      • Anna says:

        I went to elementary school with a Kjersti! I always thought it was the coolest name.

  4. FishBeard says:

    That’s hilarious. I don’t care for him as an actor, but he’s always so simple and charming in interviews.

    • Jayna says:

      I really did love him in the “The Vow” with Rachel McAdams. I finally got him after watching him in that movie.

      • FishBeard says:

        Yes, he seems to work best with the comedy/romantic comedy genre. Dear John was an awful movie, and I remember being super puzzled by his successful career because I thought his acting was wooden and flat. But then I watched 21 Jump Street and he was fantastic in that. So maybe he just works best with light stuff?

      • Maple Girl says:

        He was amazing in Foxcather too. Its not hat he can’t do serious, it’s just that he needs a strog script. It’s hard to elevate Nicolas Sparks movie.

      • Jerusha says:

        He was the best thing in Hail, Caesar, next to Alden Ehrenreich. I was a doubter on CT at first, thought he was a muscle bound pretty boy, but I’m on board now, thanks to his very interesting film choices.

  5. snowflake says:

    Aww, how sweet. Beatrice is funny!

  6. Sayrah says:

    I love that video and now love him more

  7. Esmom says:

    I hear you, Hecate, on the kids bypassing me and all my work for dad! Now that they’re teens they really seem to prefer his company over mine, especially my younger one. But I can see now that my husband is going to have a much harder time with them going way to college — I’m already adjusting to a bit of distance even if it’s emotional and I’m doing ok with it. Like you said, more donuts and icing for me, so to speak!

  8. Sage says:

    Charming, but an incredibly bad actor.

  9. Carey says:

    Beatrice is hilarious! I love how not only is Channing completely relaxed and funny while interacting with her but she’s also completely relaxed and funny. Not the usual starstruck person meeting a celebrity.

  10. Jenn says:

    I love how much he appreciates his fans. I feel like he knows how lucky he is to be where he is, and he’s going to enjoy every minute of it.

  11. Nicegirl says:

    Omg, I am loving Beatrice dancing her joy with the charming potato. Awesome video!

  12. Adele Dazeem says:

    For what it’s worth I think he’s a great guy and charming on and off the screen but I don’t find him the SLIGHTEST bit attractive so yeah there are those weird girls like me out there that would turn him down.

  13. pinetree13 says:

    I love Channing Tatum and I find him very attractive but I also really like Jenna…they’re a great couple!
    Also the headline made me smile and laugh…I know exactly where he is coming from! Like almost all two year olds, mine is a full blown narcissist right now and I’m totally chasing after her trying to get hugs like “PLEASE LOVE ME! JUST PLEASE GIVE ME SOME LOVE” hahahaha while she doesn’t have the time of day to hug her parents because she’s a toddler and has more important things to do (like some how making everything with in her reach sticky). Hahahaha our relationship is so one-sided right now *weep*

    Anyway, thanks for the chuckle this morning.

  14. Molly says:

    Beatrice is cool as a cucumber!

  15. Casey says:

    The premier of the movie was in Knoxville, two minutes from my house! Regal Cinemas often hosts premiers here as a fundraiser for the children’s charity Variety. Everyone said he was super nice and friendly!