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Sunday 20 April 2014

Tatum: Film training was intense

Channing Tatum had to undergo rigorous training for Haywire

Channing Tatum has admitted the special ops training for his new movie Haywire was "intense".

The Public Enemies actor stars in Steven Soderbergh's new action thriller along with mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano and told how they were put through their paces by former Israeli Special Forces operative Aaron Cohen.

"He drilled us to death," said the 31-year-old. "He put us through a lot of crazy obstacle courses... I mean, he would make us run, sprint, half a mile and then we would walk in a door and he'd have two guys basically beating on us with pads and like, slamming us to the ground and making us get up and kicking the bags. Then after we were basically about to throw up he would give us a gun and make us do an obstacle course, shooting wise."

Channing - who is married to his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan - also joked that co-star Gina "got a jump" on him when it came to the military training.

He said: "She was doing it before me so she was better at it than me and it was p*****g me off!"

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