Maggie Gyllenhaal: Foxx is my favourite

Maggie Gyllenhaal says Channing Tatum is "sexy and sweet", while Jamie Foxx is "so great".

Maggie Gyllenhaal says Channing Tatum is “sexy” but Jamie Foxx is her “favourite”.

The actress teams up with the Hollywood hunks for the new action movie White House Down. Maggie plays a secret service agent in the blockbuster and has discussed what it was like to work with Channing and Jamie.

While she couldn’t deny Channing’s good looks, it was Oscar-winning Jamie who really impressed her with his humour.

“He’s Channing Tatum, he’s sexy, he’s sweet, he’s great. He’s great to work with,” Maggie told JustJared.com on Wednesday. “I don’t know if I’m totally allowed to say this, but Jamie Foxx was my favourite! He’s so great."

Maggie admits that shooting was held up at times because she couldn’t stop giggling at Jamie’s antics. Director Roland Emmerich even had to intervene during one scene to get things back on track.

“He made me laugh so hard that Roland had to come into the helicopter and say ‘Stop making her laugh,’” the actress recalled. "But I thought, ‘Okay, this secret service agent loves the president.’”

Maggie was thrilled to land a role in White House Down, which sees a policeman spring into action to save his daughter and the US president from a group of paramilitary invaders.

The 35-year-old star has high standards when it comes to scripts, and knew Roland would be an inspirational person to work with.

“I don’t want to be in the okay version of the huge summer movie. I want to be in the awesome version and I think that’s what Roland does,” Maggie smiled.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Thursday, 27. June 2013