Channing Tatum explains how his daughter refused to watch Step Up

'She was like "Can I watch a real movie?"'

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are known for being one of Hollywood’s sweetest couples, meeting on the set of Step Up in 2006, marrying in 2009 and welcoming their first child, Everly, in 2013.

In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Channing Tatum talked family life, opening up about his four-year-old daughter and explaining how and he and Jenna had unsuccessfully tried to get her to watch the film that got them together in the first place, and is therefore responsible for her existence.

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‘We actually showed her Step Up for the first time, and we were like “This is going to be really cool. It’s got dancing – she’s gonna love it”‘, he explained. ‘Within 10 seconds she was like, “Can I watch a real movie? Can I have, I don’t know, like, a good one?”’

He continued: ‘We were like, “What do you mean? This is a real movie! It was such a real movie they made like seven more of these. You will watch it! Right – sit down.” Like 10 more seconds went by, and she was like, “Please, can I watch a real movie?” We were like “Fine! Just put on Moana; I don’t care.’”

‘My daughter hates when I do voices,’ the 37-year-old actor explained to Jimmy. ‘What I want to do is make an animated movie and not tell her that I’m in it, and then make her watch it and if she likes it, I’m going to rub it in her face. I’ll be like “Yeah, that’s daddy. You liked it. You loved it.” Mic drop.’

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