Channing Tatum Talks Parenting, Justin Bieber in Vanity Fair

Channing Tatum Talks Parenting, Justin Bieber in Vanity Fair

He just became a dad for the first time, and Channing Tatum cant wait to get started raising his little girl Everly.

In his Vanity Fair July 2013 cover story, the 21 Jump Street hunk confessed, I dont think you can prepare [for parenthood]. Its a bit of a freestyle.

Tatum also shared a bit about his own parents- They werent perfect. I dont know anyone who did have perfect parents. Its provided me with lessons Ill try to improve upon when Im up to bat. Im just going to be a good friend to my kid.

As for his own struggles growing up, Channing noted that he always had trouble in school, especially reading comprehension. I read so slow. If I have a script Im going to read it five times slower than any other actor, but Ill be able to tell you everything in it. It kills me that there are standardized tests geared towards just one kind of child.

I truly believe some people need medication. I did not. I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie. You become obsessive. Dexedrine, Adderall. Its like any other drug. Its like coke, or crystal meth. The more you do, the less it works.

For a time, it would work well. Then it worked less and my pain was more. I would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns. I understand why kids kill themselves. I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. Id never do it to my child.

Tatum also expressed concern for a certain Baby singer. I worry about Bieber, man. That kids wildly talented. I hope he doesnt fall down into the usual ways of young kids because its so hard for someone to be responsible when theyre not asked to be.