'22 Jump Street' Portraits: A Well-Suited Pair
Channing Tatum: ''Jonah just called me up [about 21 Jump Street]. I had never been in a real comedy before, so I was like 'What?' He said it was a comedy, and I said 'Are you sure?' and he was like, 'Yeah man, I got you.' And I said you really have to make me funny because I don't do this stuff, I don't know how to do it. And he promised me he would.''
Jonah Hill: ''We are a quote-unquote 'odd couple.' That dynamic is true of our relationship on-screen and off-screen. We are incredibly different, we come from incredibly different worlds, and it is a yin and yang thing.''
Tatum: ''I definitely think that Jonah and I are pretty different people, while at the same time we see things creatively the same way.''
Tatum: ''If I wasn't with my wife and Jonah had lady parts, I would probably ask him out.''
Tatum: ''It's not in a studio's nature to try to break you out into something else that you haven't done. Their job is to literally maintain what has been working — to do maintenance. So they go out and get the people they know are good at certain things and put them in things they know they can do, that's their natural instinct. You have to really fight to let people understand and know that that's not all you can do.''
Hill: ''I loved watching people watch [Channing] in the first Jump Street. That to me is such an exciting thing to watch. People truly love and hate seeing people do something they didn't know they could do.''
Hill: ''It was a choice the first day of the first movie that Schmidt would be bad at all the action stuff. That choice, it pays off because the whole thing is it's all yin and yang: Channing helps me with the physical stuff, and I help him with the more mental stuff.''
Tatum: ''I really just make sure he doesn't shoot me in the face.''
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