Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum are building their box-office clout with “White House Down,” a surefire crowd-pleaser that should have moviegoers jumping out of their seats. But the actors told MTV that they’re especially excited about their other collaborative effort — a musical one which kicked off with the recent unveiling of the single “(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum,” a song they debuted after the Oscars on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“It was just fun,” Foxx told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz during the press day for “White House Down.” “And that’s what people like to see, people having fun. And we’re going to reboot the song and put some real things on that joint.”
Last week, the song got a video treatment with Gabourey Sidibe, Olivia Munn and Miley Cyrus.
Tatum revealed bigger plays for their musical misadventures. “We’re going to start touring,” he confessed. “We’re going to start off in Laos.”
In “White House Down,” Foxx and Tatum share the screen in almost every scene, playing the U.S. President (Foxx) and an aspiring secret service agent (Tatum) who tries to protect the Commander-In-Chief from terrorists. Tatum explained that the two shared a comfortable relationship off screen as well. “We’re both from the South. I liked his whole crew,” he said. “And it’s just nice — it feels like home. It’s comfy.”
Although Tatum more than showed his stuff in “Magic Mike,” when asked how well he would fare in protecting Foxx if asked to do so during their interview, he insisted he could handle anything — but then again, so could Foxx. “I think I would do alright. I could handle it. But we don’t need to protect this right here,” Tatum said, pointing to Foxx’s bicep.”
Despite his own past as an ass-kicker, Foxx observed that it was important he seem more vulnerable in “White House Down” because, well, the President isn’t typically the guy with the biggest muscles. “If you’re doing the character work, if he was a bad ass, that might stick out a little,” Foxx acknowledged. “It would be a little weird.”
“My character would be irrelevant,” Tatum added, as they both laughed.
Check out everything we’ve got on “White House Down,” out Friday.