Channing Tatum almost quit playing | Entertainment News

Channing Tatum almost quit playing.

The 41-year-old star – who is known for his roles in ’21 Jump Street’ and the ‘Magic Mike’ film series – admitted he was set to give up his career in 2018 to “understand what life is.”

He said: “[I remember thinking] Do I want to act anymore? Was I going to lead? Do I still want to be in the industry? I was lucky. I won a creative lottery ticket. I made some money so I could take a step back and understand what life is all about.”

Channing – who has eight-year-old daughter Everly with ex-wife Jenna Dewan, whom he divorced the same year – added that he put his career on hold because he didn’t have “the energy” after taking on a heavy workload. .

Speaking to Variety, he added: “I really took the time. I sculpted. I took pictures. I wrote my own stuff, not like a script or anything. I just creating on different levels. I wanted to take a break. I was the fat kid at the buffet, I was working and working and working. I did four movies in a row with no downtime. I wasn’t as good that I wanted him in those last two movies because I didn’t. ‘Jupiter Ascending’ was a nightmare from the jump. It was a side movie. We were all there for seven months, busting our hump. It was just difficult.”

After a four-year hiatus, Channing is preparing to reprise his role as stripper Michael Lane in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” which is slated for release on HBO Max later this year.

Speaking about the upcoming movie, he said, “I want this movie to be filled with joy and fun. Everyone is like, ‘Less character, more dancing.’ So I listened.