WASHINGTON, DC – In “White House Down,” it’s up to Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum to protect the White House from some dastardly bad guys and it isn’t spoiling the movie to note that that is, indeed, the actual White House behind them in this interview.
With “Magic Mike” and “21 Jump Street” and “Django Unchained,” Tatum and Foxx were two of the biggest stars of 2012, but they insist that there wasn’t any one-upsmanship on the set of their new Roland Emmerich thriller. In fact, the two dads discuss how it’s a father-daughter relationship that really gives the movie its core.
In our conversation, Foxx explains the tricks of the trade that make him presidential in “White House Down,” while Tatum explains why he doesn’t expect to be occupying the Oval Office any time soon.
Finally, Foxx explains why he didn’t pay any attention to the recent buzz stemming from the first images of his Electro makeup from the upcoming “Spider-Man” sequel. And while we have yet to see Tatum’s makeup — including apparently prominent ears — from “Jupiter Ascending,” the star explains why taking risks like the new Wachowski Siblings film are important to his career.
Check out the full conversation above.
“White House Down” opens on Friday, June 28.