Tatum: I'm fat and happy

Channing Tatum is taking time off from work to revel in fatherhood.

Channing Tatum says he’s a “fat and happy” dad.

The 33-year-old actor appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ US chat show on Thursday and discussed the perks of being a new dad.

Channing, who shares eight-month-old daughter Everly with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, couldn’t be more thrilled with life. But the actor admits he’s also packed on a few pounds.

After Channing entered the studio dancing, Ellen mused about his role in 2012 stripper comedy Magic Mike: “Now what happens… whenever you dance, we think you’re going to take your clothes off.”

“You definitely don’t want that right now,” Channing laughed.

“Right now, what me and my wife like to call it – I am very fappy. I’m very fat and happy right now. I’ve been working for two straight years and now it’s some really needed downtime.”

Channing also gushed over his little girl. He said Everly is even showing early signs of following in her parents’ dancer footsteps.

“[She has] better taste in music than I do… because she will only fall asleep to really good music,” he said, adding that she seems to be a fan of Drake.

“She might be conceited, I’m not sure… Prince’s The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – she loves falling asleep to that,” he mused.

Channing won’t have too much time off.

He’s set to star in four movies this year, including Bennett Miller drama Foxcatcher, animated movie The Book of Life, Wachowski brothers’ action adventure Jupiter Ascending and action comedy 22 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill.
Copyright: Cover Media 2014

Thursday, 06. February 2014