Channing Tatum Says He's a High-Functioning Alcoholic, Had an Imaginary Friend

Celebrity News May. 20, 2014 AT 10:40AM
Channing Tatum in GQ Channing Tatum says he's a high-functioning alcoholic and had an imaginary friend -- see what other quirky subjects he talked about in the June 2014 issue of GQ Credit: Sebastian Kim/GQ

Er, okay! Perhaps still in character as Jenko from 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum rambled off a slew of hilarious supposed facts about himself in the June 2014 issue of GQ. The cover star said that he enjoys getting a bit boozy, and once had an imaginary friend. Click here to learn 5 fun facts about Tatum.

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"I probably drink too much, you know. My wife, that's what she bought into," he said of actress Jenna Dewan Tatum. "I'm probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess. There's probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time."

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Tatum, 34, just wrapped filming the 21 Jump Street sequel with costar Jonah Hill in New Orleans, perhaps the perfect spot to indulge in his drink of choice like beer or bourbon. Hopefully for him though, cake was also on hand for dessert.

"I just love cake. Confetti cake, to be specific. It has little colored candies inside the cake, and then you get the confetti icing, which is really hard to find sometimes," the heartthrob explained. "It's really hard to explain to people, because it's not icing with sprinkles on top. It's icing that actually has candies inside of it. It's Funfetti icing. It's a beautiful mix. It is an angel sent from heaven."

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Channing Tatum on the cover of GQ
Channing Tatum on the cover of GQ
Credit: Sebastian Kim/GQ

The Gambit star considers himself a "fat kid" at heart, which may be why he's a fan of The Biggest Loser. "I really do love it," he said of the NBC reality competition. "I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things—a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer. I enjoy being comfortable and eating whatever the hell I like."

As for who he watched the show with? Perhaps his former imaginary friend. "His name was Boy. I think I just lived in an imaginary world. I was always playing war in the woods, people are chasing me," Tatum told the mag. "I wasn't doing it because I was desperate for friends. I had friends."

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Up next, Tatum is set to promote 22 Jump Street (out on June 13) with Hill. However, he still has some unfinished business with his costar. While filming the first film, Hill, 30, told Tatum that he would kiss Tatum's "tip" if Tatum was in fact correct that their film would break $35 million in its opening weekend. (Refresher: It did!)

"'I will kiss the tip of your d--k through your underwear if we make $35 million,'" Tatum recalled Hill saying. "I haven't made him do it yet. For obvious reasons. That's a bad bet to lose—it's not too good to win, either. But definitely the shame of it would be enjoyable. It's my trump card, for sure," he joked. "He tries not to bring it up at all costs. Unless he did something horrible to me, I don't know if I could ever cash it in. It would change our relationship forever."

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