New X-Men Star Channing Tatum Talks About Playing Gambit in Upcoming Film

From IB Times:

June 11, 2014 10:53 BST

Looks like 22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum is pretty excited about playing Gambit in the upcoming X-Men flick.

The actor spoke to The Latino Review about the preparation required for playing the mutant. According to him, getting every detail right including Gambit’s Cajun accent, is of immense significance.

“I would say we’re going to try to do something a little bit different,” says Tatum, of the raging Cajun.

“I don’t know how to exactly explain it just yet, but he’s a ‘character’ character. He’s got a serious Cajun accent. I don’t know if you’ve heard a Cajun accent but it’s – I mean, we’re going to have to have subtitles sometimes.

“He has almost a Jedi mind trick thing that I want to try put in where he speaks patois and so I’m going to have to learn patois [dialect] which is going to be hard. But, we’ll see,” he added.

Tatum definitely seems to be taking the role seriously. Even though a solo film on Gambit has not been announced as yet, fans are really looking forward to the edgy mutant in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).



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