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“I don’t want you to say that!”: Channing Tatum Was Terrified by Bear Grylls’ Pep-Talk Before Jumping Out of a Plane

"I don't want you to say that!": Channing Tatum Was Terrified by Bear Grylls' Pep-Talk Before Jumping Out of a Plane

Channing Tatum accompanied Bear Grylls on the Man Vs Wild adventure, and Tatum’s episode about surviving in the wilderness became one of the series’ most famous episodes. When Tatum returned to Grylls’ wild and dangerous expedition in 2019, he indicated that it was time for the actor to test his limitations. 

Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls
Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls

The British adventurer intended to prepare the 44-year-old for more interesting wild situations during the 2019 season. 

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Channing Tatum explains what Bear Grylls said to him before skydiving 

Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls
Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls

Channing Tatum was ready for any crazy adventure with Bear Grylls. Hollywood’s elite Hero was afraid and nervous, but he knew he wanted to do the wildest adventurous things with the British Adventurer. In one of the Man vs. Wild episodes, The Lost City actor talked about how terrified he was before skydiving. He said that he had never tried it before because he knew things could go wrong.

The 48-year-old British adventurer gave him a much-needed pep talk before jumping. Tatum, on the other hand, was terrified after what Grylls said to him. Tatum discussed what Grylls told him before he was ready to skydive in an interview, he said,

“Actually he said that when I was about to jump out…we were about to take off. I had never skydived before solo because no one could save me if everything went wrong. He was like, ‘This takes b*lls, man.’”

He further added,

“And I was just like, ‘What? I don’t want you to say that. I want you to say that this is gonna be fine. This is gonna be really easy.’ But yeah, I’m sure I have something to prove that I’m not just some scared actor that doesn’t want to do any of his own stunts.” 

He was asked in the same interview if they used any stuntman and the 43-year-old actor responded “On Bear Grylls? No, definitely not.”

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Channing Tatum calls Bear Grylls a legend 

Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls
Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls

When the Step Up star was promoting his film The Lost City with Sandra Bullock, he was asked about the Man Vs Wild Show. He appeared on the show 2 times. The actor was also asked how he constantly says yes to Grylls’ dangerous expeditions. During the interview, the 43-year-old actor was asked if he remembers how many times he has been on the show and he said,

“Two times, and the last one was in Norway, and I got to jump out of a helicopter. Whenever Bear calls, I know I’m gonna get to do something I’ve never done before, so…Bear’s a legend as well.”

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Tatum also asked Bullock, his The Lost City co-star, if she has ever been on Man Vs Wild, to which she replied that she would rather watch it on TV. 

Source: Cheatsheet

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