Channing Tatum went bottomless for a comedic scene with Sandra Bullock. And the two actors are letting fans in on some juicy on-set details.
In The Lost City, 57-year-old Sandra Bullock plays a romance novelist who finds herself risking the dangerous jungle with the cover model featured on her popular books, played by Tatum.
In one particular scene, Tatum‘s character Alan is attacked over his back by a bunch of leeches. And Sandra Bullock’s Loretta Sage inspects him to help with removal.
A new behind-the-scenes featurette has surfaced on social media. Tatum and Bullock look back to when they were shooting the scene — day two of production — where the 41 year-old Magic Mike actor was, “completely naked” except for a “sock protecting the front area,” said co-director Adam Nee.
“Walking to set with a bunch of leeches super-glued to my butt and not having met everybody and just kinda being like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna be butt-naked, my name’s Chan today. This is just what it is,’ ” said Tatum. “And then not only that, but to have Sandra Bullock have, like, a two-page monologue with, uh, a certain part of my body.”
In the scene, Sandra Bullock is supposed to examine Tatum’s character’s crotch at eye level.
The actress recalled the moment and said,
“You have to really like the person and feel safe with them. There was no weirdness. You’d think there would be weirdness, but because he was so chill about it, he dropped everything and I spoke to it.”
“It’s a hell of a day two, let me just say that!” quipped Tatum.
In a conversation with Variety last month, the actor talked about the scene.
“We didn’t have any live leeches on set,” Tatum explained. “We had a man gluing rubber leeches to my butt. That was my second day on set, and I had to be buck naked.”
Tatum added, “I was like, ‘Hi, my name is Chan. I’ll be naked today.’ Everyone is trying to look up and away.”
Bullock told the outlet Tatum was “naked as a jaybird” and joked,
“We had his trainer in the budget. We had his blanched chicken and broccoli in the budget.”
“He would be up at 4, going for a swim in the ocean. He worked so hard for a comedic moment that he knew needed to look and be a certain way. And I spent the remainder of the day just looking at it all, having long monologues to his bits and pieces,” she added.
Along with Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock, The Lost City stars Daniel Radcliffe, Patti Harrison, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Brad Pitt. The film will hit theaters on March 25.