Doing press for his first serious Oscar contender movie “Foxcatcher,” Channing Tatum found himself answering questions about a far lighter topic.
Stopped on the red carpet, Tatum could only laugh when E! Online brought up that other buzzy movie getting attention — The Dick Graze. The digital short was released on Monday and has since racked up over a million views on YouTube.
“They had to let it come out today, which is great,” Tatum joked at the Toronto premiere of Bennett Miller‘s “Foxctacher,” a dark drama in which he stars opposite Steve Carell. The actors and the film are expected to be a major players this Oscar season.
“It was just something fun for us to do,” the 34-year-old star said of the serendipitously-timed “Dick Graze” comedy short that’s gone viral. “We were messing around on the [“22 Jump Street”] set in Puerto Rico. It was just crazy. I don’t really have anything intelligent to say about it other than it’s very stupid.”
“Foxcatcher” hits theaters on November 14, meanwhile “The Dick Graze” is currently trending strong on YouTube with over one million views.