Channing Tatum is open about his feelings, as he admitted that he regularly cries. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Channing Tatum isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, as the actor revealed in a recent interview that pretty much anything can make him cry.
Speaking with Instagram’s Eva Chen for Barnes & Noble, Tatum was promoting his new children’s book, The One and Only Sparkarella, when he was asked if there was a time growing that he felt like he didn’t fit in. He admitted that as a kid, being an easy crier made him feel different than his friends.
“I think I was a really emotional kid,” Tatum said while wearing a homemade tiara and a pink and purple boa. “I think I just had big, big emotions. And I would cry really easily… I didn’t see a lot of my buddies crying. I would cry if I did something good.”
Tatum said that when he was playing football growing up, one time he ran a kickoff back for a touchdown and while celebrating, he felt himself tearing up.
“I was just so happy that I got a touchdown and that I ran it back that I think I literally started crying,” Tatum admitted.
And Tatum revealed that even as an adult, he still regularly cries. He said that watching The Biggest Loser has brought him to tears and that anytime he watches a movie on a plane, he can expect the waterworks.
Tatum’s revelation that he is a lifelong crier might be shocking to some fans, as the man who brought Magic Mike to life has become a symbol of masculinity for an entire generation. And when most people think of manly behavior, sobbing on an airplane while watching Finding Neverland probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.