Jamie Foxx stars as the president next to Channing Tatum in the upcoming movie White House Down, but he made it known at the premiere this past weekend that he’s not really into politics in the first place. Foxx and Tatum’s new flick will release in theaters this coming Friday and they’ll be promoting the film all week long.
During the premiere in Washington, D.C., both co-stars spoke with Politico to talk about playing their roles and politics in general. The comedy duo prefer the big screen over the world of real-life politics any day.
“You can’t get anything done, so I would rather be on the outside,” Foxx told Politico during the premiere. He also noted that President Barack Obama is much more suited for the job.
“I would be taking a whole lot of vacations and there would be a whole lot of afterparties,” he said about being president in real-life. Jamie Foxx isn’t the only White House Down star who isn’t too fond of politics, as Channing Tatum spoke out about his thoughts on political life.
“Everybody just spins everybody else’s words and it’s frustrating,” Tatum said before adding that he loves the nation’s capital.
“I love D.C.,” Tatum added. “D.C. is amazing. D.C. doesn’t mean politics.”
In the upcoming film, Tatum plays a local cop who is taking a tour of the White House with his daughter when an armed group of invaders take over. He goes on to try and save his daughter and the president (Foxx) during the action-packed thriller.
Maggie Gyllenhaal will also co-star in the film, which is expected to be a hit in theaters this coming weekend. Outside of his role in White House Down, Foxx has been rumored to be in talks to play Benjamin Stacks, who is most commonly known as “Daddy Warbucks,” in the Annie remake.
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