We’ve seen actors being proud and ashamed of their big screen successes and failures, but it’s not that often to hear a movie star hating on a film they’ve been in.
However, that’s exactly how Channing Tatum feels about “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.” Even though this 2009 action flick grossed more than $300 million, the Cajun actor definitely believes this was a bad career decision.
During an interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM Radio show on Tuesday, Tatum claimed that he regrets taking up the role of Duke for the movie.
Tatum explained that he was offered a three-picture deal at the time, and that “You’re like, ‘Oh my God, that sounds amazing!’ I’m doing that!’ Options go from like $60,000 to like $80,000 to like $100,000. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that’s so much money!’ Even if I just get one other of those movies, I’m good.
He continued: “I’m like, ‘Look, G.I. Joe? I love G.I. Joe. Can I play Snake Eyes?’ And they’re like, ‘No. You’re not playing Snake Eyes. Hey, you’re doing this. You’re doing this or we’re going to sue you.”
Even though Stern mentioned that most people would be honored playing the title role, Channing still feels the script was poorly-written and that it was a bad adaptation of his favorite childhood show.