Dressed like every mother's dream son-in-law (in a pair of khakis and a long sleeved, buttoned-down dress shirt), during a recent press day in Los Angeles, the happily married Tatum talked about the making of was going to be?
“The challenge, you know, is really getting people to care In my head, this was always about that first love, that very first love.
“There were a whole lot of SF guys working with us and you can see it in the film when you go into that first room, there were about four actors and the rest were actual, real SF guys. They would tell us things like, 'That Hum Vee would never be in this area.
Some of them are proud to be doing it just for America – it's a whole spectrum of why they do it.” Did you talk to any members of the military or the Special Forces as research for the film?Yes, there are huge battles and what not but I kind of like to compare it to The Searchers. This time, I just want them to do it good and do it well.I hope they really the tie up some of the loose ends and come up with a great story.” .After showy roles in such Hollywood popcorn blockbusters as G. Joe and Public Enemies, Tatum is getting a chance to display his real acting abilities in Lasse Hallstrom's big screen romance Dear John. (the ultimate date night movie) allows Tatum to deliver a deep, compelling and emotionally-believable performance -- proving that he's more than just a former Abercrombie & Fitch/Dolce & Gabbana model who just thinks he can act.In , Tatum flexes his acting muscles and comes out a champ.
That was kind of our plan, or my plan, at least.” is very emotional and very believable. Is your portrayal of John a product of you becoming a better actor through practice, having great direction from Lasse Hallstrom or a combination of both? He would not let me wear that jacket, you know, that jacket with all the medals and pins and stuff because he said, 'That is the worst movie moment possibility ever.' He said, 'I can see it in the trailer, you are not allowed to wear it – ever! You don't argue, you're just like, 'Great.' But acting-wise, he really gives you freedom, and that's the one thing that he says.