May 22 FEATURE

A short clip featuring Dwayne Johnson inviting Filipinos to watch his latest film, “San Andreas” has just been released by..

FULL STORY
May 21 FEATURE

one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday. With the character coming to..

FULL STORY
May 20 FEATURE

  Joining George Clooney in Disney’s mystery adventure “Tomorrowland” are two child stars playing pivotal roles: Thomas Robinson who portrays..

FULL STORY
May 20 FEATURE

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant saved the world..

FULL STORY
  • STAY CONNECTED

Channing Tatum must win his wife back in “THE VOW”

One of Hollywood’s most sought after young actors who have established themselves among the next generation of leading men, Channing Tatum (“G.I. Joe,” “Dear John”) now stars opposite Rachel McAdams in Columbia Pictures’ inspiring romantic drama “The Vow.”

In the film, newlyweds Paige (McAdams) and Leo (Tatum) were struck by tragedy shortly after their marriage. A car crash puts Paige in a coma, where she is cared for by her devoted husband. When she comes to, without any memory of her husband or their marriage, the husband must woo her and ultimately win her heart once again.

Tatum is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, and felt the script told an authentic story about a once in a lifetime love and what people will do to hold on to that. “Falling in love is the easy part!” notes Tatum. “Getting on with your life together and making sure you stay in touch and connected because life can get in the way sometimes, that’s the tough part. I think that a huge part of Leo and Paige’s journey is based on the fact that not only do they make each other intensely happy and support each other, but that they pushed each other to grow and when you do that it really does take you to the next level in a relationship and in life.”

The actor admits that he found the role emotionally difficult at times because, as a young husband himself, he couldn’t help but imagine himself in this situation: “I hope I would be as brave as Leo is; it’s heartbreaking for him, but he has the faith to let Paige find her own way. And this role is great because Leo is so truthful about his love, he doesn’t hold it back, and I can relate to that. I love love! It’s harder to play than running around with guns and being physical, but it’s very satisfying.”

Tatum says it made total sense to him to work so hard to win Paige back: “If my wife (actress Jenna Dewan) lost her memory of me, I wouldn’t just be like ‘Okay, alright, well, see you later, good luck’. No. I’d be fighting tooth and nail and plug away at this until it comes back. No matter what.”

He continues: “It’s so frustrating for Leo because there’s nothing visibly wrong with his wife; she talks like Paige, she walks like Paige, everything is exactly the same, but it’s just her memory of her husband is completely gone. And it’s that much more painful that she remembered other people, her family, but just not her husband and everything they had been together.”

For director Michael Sucsy, casting Tatum was a case of finding the soldier of love in an established movie warrior. “The Leo role is a knight in shining armor, and prior to this I’d only seen Channing’s work where he’d been in tough, military roles. So I went to meet him, and we sat down, and I called the producers afterward and I said, ‘He is the guy. He’s Leo. It’s perfect for him.’ I got the sense that his heart was bigger than his chest cavity. He’s got a huge heart, Channing does, and so does Leo, and that really comes out when he has to keep sticking with his wife through the ups and downs.”

From Rachel McAdams’ point of view, “Channing Tatum is the perfect guy for this role because he’s a real renaissance man; chivalrous and gentlemanly. He’s playing someone who would do anything to win back his wife’s heart and that’s very much, I think, who Channing is. He’s a very heroic kind of guy, so yeah, and I know he loves love and really believes in it and I think he made Leo a really stoic character that you just fall in love with and believe that he’s definitely the rock in the relationship throughout. He added such lovely little touches to Leo.”

All in all, Channing Tatum sums up the core of the movie’s message this way: “It’s a big deal to vow yourself for life to somebody and mean it. It really is something.”

Tatum will next star in a contemporary motion picture adaptation of “21 Jump Street” opposite Jonah Hill. Tatum and Hill are also executive producers on the project, which is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 10, “The Vow” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.columbiapictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Short URL: http://movies.inquirer.net/?p=2005

Tags: Cinema , Inquirer Movies

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.


Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate: c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  • DJohnson

    Dwayne Johnson Invites Pinoys to Watch ‘San Andreas’

    Read More

  • PIX_B_Chicago_v1

    Pac-Man Game Turns 35 and Sony Pictures’ ‘Pixels’ is There to Celebrate

    Read More

  • TMRW_TRobinson_RCassidy_01

    Child Stars Make Their Mark in ‘Tomorrowland’

    Read More

  • JW-OfficialPoster_Main_US

    Dinosaurs Strike a Pose in New ‘Jurassic World’ Posters

    Read More

  • alexandra-daddario-san-andreas_01

    Alexandra Daddario’s Survival Instincts are Tested in ‘San Andreas’

    Read More

  • Insidious-Chapter-3-Dermot-Mulroney_03

    Dermot Mulroney Stars in His First Horror Film, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′

    Read More

  • TMRW_05

    George Clooney: Disillusioned Inventor in ‘Tomorrowland’

    Read More

  • ENT-Main

    The Ride Ain’t Over for Guys of ‘Entourage’

    Read More

  • MMFR-RKeoug-CEaton-RHWhiteley

    Meet the five wives in “Mad Max: Fury Road”

    Read More

  • PP2-HSteinfeld_AKendrick_BSnow

    Hailee Steinfeld a new bella in “Pitch Perfect 2”

    Read More

  • TMRW_HLaurie_GClooney_01

    Hugh Laurie, from “House” to “Tomorrowland”

    Read More

  • mad-max-fury-road-hoult-theron-1

    Nicholas Hoult Has a Glorious Death-Wish in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

    Read More