My Night With Channing Tatum

Ah ha! I totally couldn’t resist that obnoxious title….my night was also with Jamie Foxx and the ever-classy Maggie Gyllenhaal for the DC premiere of their new movie, White House Down.

Oh, and did I mention the movie theater sized crowd also in attendance?

C’est vrai. I wasn’t alone with CT.

Though I am sure most women in the audience were imagining they were alone with him.

Me with Maria Jose from Very Busy Mama and Angelica Talan from Clarendon Moms

Me with Maria Jose from Very Busy Mama and Angelica Talan from Clarendon Moms

The evening started with a fun cocktail party at Mate in Georgetown, hosted by The Moms and the

The fabulous Thien-Kim of I'm Not the Nanny and Anne Parris of Not A Supermom at Mate.

The fabulous Thien-Kim of I’m Not the Nanny and Anne Parris of Not A Supermom at Mate.

ever-fabulous Equinox gym. After an hour of drinks and sushi, we headed to the AMC Lowe’s theater, unfortunately bypassing the red carpet, to head inside and have a chance to hear from the stars of the movie before seeing the movie.

We waited what felt like an eternity, of course, when People’s sexiest man alive is going to enter the room….until suddenly we heard the ever-familiar deep tonal voice of Jamie Foxx, bellowing into a microphone, from outside the theater, “Channing….Channing Tatum”

Everyone went nuts.

Suddenly I realized there was Maggie Gyllenhaal walking in. I had absolutely no idea she was also coming and I was blown away but her super chic pixie cut and her stunning beauty. For a minute, I forgot she was standing right behind Channing…..


Isn't she gorgeous?

Isn’t she gorgeous?

A few observations:

I wanted to hear more from Maggie Gyllenhaal. She plays the head Secret Service agent at the White House. In the role, she’s excellent. In real life, she’s amazing. She spoke very briefly and acknowledged that it was a crowd of “mom bloggers” and revealed she spent her time nursing a newborn in her trailer while filming the movie. We all went wild. Here’s the 15 second clip of her giving us that nugget:

Look at that smile....oh my

Look at that smile….oh my

Channing Tatum is incredibly handsome in real life.

I know.

I know.

I’ve just revealed something incredibly shocking and insightful to you. Let’s see, what else. Oh, his neck size is enormous. He’s definitely tall. He also seemed shy. Not like he didn’t want to be there or had somewhere better to be – not at all – just genuinely shy. It was sweet when he noted that he played the role of a father to a daughter in the movie and has since become the father to a daughter. We were like puddy in his hands. Here’s the clip of that moment:

Jamie Foxx has all the charm, charisma and stage presence that you

The cast of White House Down

The cast of White House Down

imagine he does. He was funny, sang easily, had fun-loving banter with his cast members, and hilariously noted that a year ago he played a slave and now he’s playing the role of President of the United States. Here’s a clip of him making fun of our boyfriend, Channing:

I think it’s safe to say that we were all star struck. There was plenty of security so we couldn’t get too close (those who are on my Facebook page know I was making threats to do inappropriate things….).

How about the actual movie?

It’s the perfect summer action adventure movie. Would it be my first choice? No. Of course not. Would I go see it with Mr. WM if I hadn’t been invited to the premiere and he wanted to go, totally. Would I walk out of there and feel good about spending the money on a sitter and the ticket price – totally. It’s an action packed, shoot ’em up, sometimes quite funny, totally mindless, though there are a few solid plot twists, summer movie.  One word of caution, however, if you are (understandably) sensitive about seeing major national landmarks being blown up and attacked – this might not be the movie for you.

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4 Responses to My Night With Channing Tatum
  1. Maria @verybusymama
    June 24, 2013 | 4:57 pm

    Monica, great recap however there is major inaccuracy which I feel needs to be changed immediately. You refer to Mr. Tatum as YOUR boyfriend, when in fact, he’s MY boyfriend. Please correct immediately. Sincerely, Maria Jose Ovalle-Tatum.

  2. Monica Sakala
    June 24, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    Maria –

    Perhaps we will have to meet at Mate again and then have a DUEL over whose boyfriend he really is?
    Note – I’d also take Jamie F as my BF……

  3. Maria @verybusymama
    June 24, 2013 | 5:04 pm

    Thank you Monica for your quick response. I can meet anytime, anywhere.

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