Channing Tatum Opens Up On Parenting And Justin Bieber Represents Vanity Fair!

Channing Tatum dishes out on parenting and Justin Bieber in Vanity Fair. the Dear John star has just become a dad for the first time and he is ready and rearing to go to start raising his little girl Everly. In his Vanity Fair for July 2013 the star does confess,

 “I don’t think you can prepare [for parenthood]. It’s a bit of a freestyle.”

Tatum also shared a bit about his own parents-

“They weren’t perfect. I don’t know anyone who did have perfect parents. It’s provided me with lessons I’ll try to improve upon when I’m up to bat. I’m 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 I’m going to read it five times slower than any other actor, but I’ll 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. It’s like any other drug. It’s 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. I’d never do it to my child.”

Tatum also expressed concern for a certain,

 “Baby” singer. “I worry about Bieber, man. That kid’s wildly talented. I hope he doesn’t fall down into the usual ways of young kids because it’s so hard for someone to be responsible when they’re not asked to be.”

Photo Credit: Bruce Weber for Vanity Fair

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