Channing Tatum Hated Being in 'G.I. Joe': "I Hate That Movie"

Did you hate G.I. Joe? Don't worry, Channing Tatum hates the movie too.

In a recent interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radioshow Tuesday morning, Channing Tatum revealed that he wasn't a fan of one of his first big leading acting roles, "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra." He said a contract with Paramount forced him to do the movie, and he hates thinking about working on the "G.I. Joe" movie. “Look, I’ll be honest. I f–king hate that movie. I hate that movie,” Tatum said of the 2009 tentpole. “I was pushed into doing that movie … [After> ‘Coach Carter,’ they signed me for a three-picture deal … And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!'” Gi Joe Channing Tatum Channing Tatum revealed, however, that as he got older and wanted to do other movie roles, the studio called him about doing "G.I. Joe," and even then, he wasn't crazy about working on the movie. Tatum said he was a huge fan of the soldier growing up, and didn't want to ruin the character. “The script wasn’t any good,” Tatum went on. “I didn’t want to do something that I thought was 1) bad, and 2) I just didn’t know if I wanted to be G.I. Joe.” "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" would later make $302 million worldwide, and received mixed reviews by critics. But, Channing Tatum is glad he landed that role. “I could have been given… I don’t know, ‘Scream 5,'” he said. “I’m super lucky and blessed to have been given that film. That was really not all that bad. [But you have] no option. ‘You’re doing this or we’re gonna sue you.'” Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.