Actor Channing Tatum had tears of terror when his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum was giving birth to their daughter, Everly, late last month, the 33-year-old actor told "Chelsea Lately" show host Chelsea Handler on Thursday.
Tatum, who was promoting his new movie, "White House Down," on the show, told Handler that he had crying fits while his wife was in labor.
"I probably went to the bathroom like four times and had, like, a crying fit, like, 'I don't know what to do.' You physically cannot help. I'm still not helping, and the baby's out," the actor said on the show.
Tatum and wife Dewan introduced their daughter to the world through an Instagram picture on June 16, hoping to head off paparazzi who might hound them.
"We didn’t want to go through a tabloid — we just wanted to let it out so paparazzi would stop trying to hound us. You know, here it is, that’s it. Now, let us be," Tatum said during an interview with "Entertainment Tonight."
After the birth of his daughter, the new father has one more reason to celebrate now that critics have praised his performance in "White House Down," despite the movie receiving just a lukewarm response from public.
A New York Times review of the "White House Down" calls Tatum the pulse of the movie, and Contactmusic.com stated that the role of an accidental rescuer who helps the president fits Tatum like a glove.
Rotten Tomatoes, the movie review aggregator, has praised Tatum’s chemistry with Jamie Foxx as one of the highlights of the movie. “Channing Tatum is very fitting as a action star. Tatum take on a character that [Bruce] Willis made popular won't be matched in terms of performance, but Tatum is very much charismatic as a retro action hero,” a review on the website read.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.