Channing Tatum To Take Long Break From Acting

Ladies, prepare yourself…Channing Tatum will be taking a major break from acting.

Ladies, prepare yourself…Channing Tatum will be taking a major break from acting.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 32-year-old star revealed that he wants to leave behind the on-screen business to take the reins behind the scenes with production partner Reid Carolin:

“[Reid and I] have about three to four ideas that we love that are all in the hopper. By the end of next year, we’re going to shut things down and write the first thing that we’re going to direct…We’re going to be like, alright, no more acting parts for a minute, let’s take a few and really get caring about that section of our career.”

Tatum said that there was no way he and Carolin could have taken this next step without the guidance of his MAGIC MIKE director Steven Soderbergh:

“I don’t think Reid and I would have the balls to try to make a movie without learning what we did from Soderbergh and [assistant director] Greg Jacobs…It was like a crazy crash course Cliff Notes on directing and how to make movies, literally get them done. We had a ‘Matrix’-style download, like a plug in the back of the head and bloop! I know Kung Fu now.”

But don’t worry, ladies…while Channing may be absent for most of 2014 and 2015, you could still catch him in five films next year, including Steven Soderbergh’s medical drama, SIDE EFFECTS, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, and G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (which was delayed and reshot specifically to add more of the actor).

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