Channing Tatum is a ridiculously hot man with a ridiculously toned body who also happens to be a ridiculously good dancer. And those three things no doubt got him in the door when he landed in Hollywood, and then booked his first lead role in Step Up back in the day, a film about a young man who is hot, toned, and a good dancer.
It was fate!
Over the past few years however, Channing has worked very, very hard to prove to everyone around him, and maybe even himself, that he is also a ridiculously good actor, appearing in such films as Magic Mike, Side Effects, and the upcoming Foxcatcher, where his performance is already getting some pretty major Oscar buzz.
So, with all these things going right in his life, something was bound to go wrong, and wrong it did go when he appeared on the Comic-Con panel for his new film, the upcoming animated flick Book of Life, last week, and, according to Vulture, a gentleman became perhaps the first audience member ever at the Con to objectify another man. And right to his face.
"You're known for your good looks and your physicality," said the man.. "What is it about just your voice that you felt you could add to this movie?"
It's the stupidest question ever, but possibly the greatest backhanded compliment of all time, and infinitely better than just coming out and saying, "You are really attractive, but you don't seriously think you have any actual talent, do you?"
Not missing a beat, Mr. Tatum apparently told his new friend, "Thanks, man. Um, they told me that I was going to be able to have an amazing mustache in this movie, and I feel like my voice needs a mustache. That's it."
Ask a stupid question, you get a stupid answer. Bye Felicia!