Channing Tatum Announces Break from Acting

It’s time to focus on something else for about a year, star says

By on December 6th, 2012 10:42 GMT

Channing Tatum, undoubtedly one of the hottest actors of 2012, is taking some time off. In a new interview, the actor says he’ll not be acting for a year or so, while he’s focusing on other projects.

That Tatum wants to break in the industry as a producer and director is known already – and to be expected of an ambitious guy like him.

Now, he’s saying that he’ll actually be putting his acting career on hold for a while until he can do just that.

“We have about three to four ideas that we love that are all in the hopper. By the end of next year, we're going to shut things down and write the first thing that we're going to direct,” Tatum says, as cited by Us Weekly.

“We're going to be like, alright, no more acting parts for a minute, let's take a few and really get caring about that section of our career,” he adds.

Considering the busy year (or, better yet, couple of years) he’s had, it’s no wonder he’s thinking of capitalizing on the attention he’s getting to try and see if he’s good at directing and producing as well.

It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that Tatum is the hottest newcomer on the scene, having done a string of very successful movies from a wide array of genres, from comedy to drama and action.

He will be using the credibility he’s earned as a launching pad for his future projects, he says.

“I love the steps that I've taken acting-wise. That has been a wild sort of exploration,” Channing explains.

“But I don't want to just keep putting [directing] off for these fun and incredible opportunities,” he adds.

Last we heard, Tatum was rumored to be working on an Evil Knievel biopic and even on a sequel to the critically acclaimed “Magic Mike.”

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