May 29, 2017

Channing Tatum on the male relationship in ‘The Eagle’

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: So Channing Tatum’s new movie ‘The Eagle’ didn’t exactly set any box office records last weekend. It had to compete with Justin Bieber and Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston and a Disney cartoon with Elton John music!

But Channing’s movie managed to open in fourth place and maybe people will still have time to discover it.

Anyway, Mr. Tatum has a new photo spread in ‘GQ’ and Towleroad has posted some of the images. Also, the site Vulture has a fun Q&A with the handsome star and I like his provocative answers – particularly when it comes to his relationship with ‘The Eagle’ co-star Jamie Bell!

Here’s a portion:

In ‘The Eagle,’ there are two male leads but no female love interests. Would you say there’s a homoerotic element to the film?

Well there are swords, and two guys are sword fighting. There’s a metaphor there I’m sure. And back in the Roman day I think it was probably more accepted than it is now. But there’s none in the movie. Me and [director Kevin Macdonald] talked a lot before we started filming: There is no love story in the movie, but it’s a relationship movie for sure.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the master-slave relationship going on there. Seems a little BDSM.

I think Jamie had a lot of fun having me as a slave. I don’t think I took advantage of it like I should have when he was my slave. But Jamie, yeah — he abused me. So maybe there was some frustration coming out a little bit here and there.

But would you say there’s a bromance aspect to it? They need each other even though they resent each other — that’s the basis for a lot of love stories.

I think there’s love in any relationship, whether it’s between a man and a woman, an animal and a person. Look, you have a need to be understood, humans gather around each other and they need to help each other through things. Jamie’s character and my character through trial by fire had to figure out how to understand each other. So I guess you could call it a bromance.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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