Channing Tatum's abs are center stage in GQ's August 2009 issue as he starts promoting G.I. Joe. The actor got married to Jenna Dewan this weekend — ICYMI, check out their wedding photos. Before he tied the knot, he sat down with the magazine to give a very sweet interview about his childhood, newfound fame, and the love of his life Jenna. Here's more:


  • On Alabama: "I talk different, I walk different, everything. I don't have one single bad memory [there]. Not one. It was my sanctuary. I hated school, wasn't good in school, and me and my dad butted heads about that. But nothing mattered when I went home to Alabama."
  • On Republicans in Alabama disliking his politics: "I don't care. If they don't like me because I voted for Obama, then f**k them. I like horses and I like Obama. Nothin' wrong with that."
  • On his mom and education: "If it wasn't for her literally doing my homework for me, I would not have even graduated high school. Guaranteed . . . My mom always said, 'Luck is nothing but preparation and opportunity.' I think because I've had that history of not really being great in school, I probably try to overcompensate. That's why I try to read so many books. Just so I don't feel . . . uneducated."
  • On his life: "I got crazy lucky. Like, sometimes I think I won the lottery or something. At times it feels like the bottom's gonna fall out. Just 'cause I don't really know how I got here. But I just keep moving forward, and it just keeps getting better and better."

Mario Testino/GQ