Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx Talk “White House Down”
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After being denied his dream job as a secret service agent to protect the President, played by Jamie Foxx in the film, Capitol Policeman John Cale, played by Channing Tatum, takes his young daughter on a tour of the White House in “White House Down.”
In the film, while Cale is on the tour, a heavily armed military group overtakes the building, it’s up to him to save President James Sawyer, his daughter and his country.
Roland Emmerich directs this wild action adventure film.
“It’s a huge movie and it’s crazy,” said Channing Tatum, “But at some point in the movie, you forget about all that and it turned into two guys who are trying to get out of a situation. One guy is trying to solve the situation, and the other guy is trying to get to his daughter.”
Tatum and Foxx, who did not know each other well before the film, bonded both on screen and off.
“I had a ball,” said Foxx. “Everyone should be able to do a film with him. Channing, whose bursting onto the scene with all his talents. It’s good to see him rising up and he’s humble with it. Both of us are southern boys. We had great chemistry. I think we turned a great product.”
Recently in Washington DC for a special screening of the film, Tatum met Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on the red carpet.
“It was amazing,” said Tatum. “I got to talk to her a little while. She whispered in my ear ‘show no fear’ I was like ‘yes ma’am’ and I wanted to salute. She was hilarious.”
Another hilarious off-camera moment for the star was when President Sawyer got wet.
“Every time I came up out of water I looked up to see if Jamie’s wig would come off. It was sitting on his head at every angle. Every take was hilarious,” said Tatum.
“I kept telling him my wig was about to pop off!” Foxx said while laughing.
On Monday, while in South Florida to promote the film, Tatum showed up to a delighted and surprised crowd of movie-goers at a screening at the Regal South Beach Cinemas.
Both actors have big plans for the film, hoping that “White House Down” is this summer’s blockbuster.
“This is a big popcorn movie. You can bring the whole family. It gives a chance for us to do what we like to do best and we can ride this into July 4th,” said Foxx.
“White House Down” is rated PG-13.