"I think that his little daughter is so lucky to have him as a dad—he's going to be such a great dad to her!" Joey, 13, tells In Touch. "He's such a playful guy. He's so fun and funny to be around."
Joey's evidence? Well, she'll start with her elaborate bonding ritual with her on-screen dad, who stars as a wannabe Secret Service agent who must protect the President (Jamie Foxx) and rescue Joey's politics-obsessed character after the White House is seized by a paramilitary group.
"On the first day of working together, [Channing and I] decided that we wanted a handshake together, so we started with something really small and it just evolved into this big, minute and a half handshake we called 'The Chan-shake,'" explains Joey of the greeting, which expanded to include explosions and dancing. "It became crazy! It takes a lot of concentration."
Their on-set antics didn't stop there. "Me and Channing made a pact that we would never prank each other, but we would prank other people," says Joey, who also played author Beverly Cleary's classic prankster Ramona in 2010's Ramona and Beezus. "One of my favorites: I had this little tube and we would fake sneeze on everyone! We'd stick the water tube up our sleeve and we would spray it on people, making them think that we sneezed on them. We've done it on people's food! Channing did it to Roland [Emmerich], our director, and it was so funny. Roland was just like, 'Oh my God, ew!'"
We're sold—sounds like Channing's got the makings of a rad dad to us!
Check out Joey and Channing on Joey's White House Down characters' YouTube blog, Emily Cale's My Political Perspective and in White House Down, in theaters on June 28.
Watch the video below to see Channing and Joey perform "The Chan-Shake" on the Today Show:
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