Channing Tatum has referred to his lead role as Tyler Gage in 2006’s Step Up as being the role that gave him, his “biggest break“. Speaking to 48 Hours Magazine, the 35-year old actor described his attraction to the role. He said, “I was tired of being the tall skinny white kid who didn’t know how to dance. I’ve always loved movement. I used to watch breakdancing and I’d just mimic it“. He also described how his attraction to roles has changed throughout his career. “I’m not doing a one-man show, where your character is the show. Ultimately, it’s the story that people are going to go and see“. Tatum can be seen in Magic Mike XXL in cinemas now.