I've never considered myself smart person: Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum, who struggled dyslexia and autism in school, says he never thought of himself as intellectual.
Los Angeles: Channing Tatum, who struggled dyslexia and autism in school, says he never thought of himself as intellectual.
The 'Magic Mike' star revealed school was a difficult period for him, reported a magazine. "I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons," he told reporters, And that made his teen years difficult.
"Not having early success on that one path messes with you. You get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down syndrome, and you look around and say, 'Okay, so this is where I'm at.' Or you get put in the typical classes and you say, 'All right, I'm obviously not like these kids either.' So you're kind of nowhere. You're just different," he said.
Tatum, 34, says his parents were not artistic, but he was attracted to people who had knowledge about films.
"I was drawn to people who knew about movies, art, even fashion. I just learned everything I could from anybody who knew something I didn't," he said.