There's a serious bromance going on between 21 Jump Street co-stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill! The film premiered at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, last night and the former male stripper and Oscar-nominated actor were full of compliments (and loving jokes) for each other during a Q&A for the film.
It sounds like 21 Jump Street is going to be a big success at the box office based on Jonah and Channing's passion for the film.
"I got a call from Jonah when I was in Toronto shooting a movie, and I wasn't sure why he was calling me," Channing explained during the Q&A. "But he really did tell me about his passion for Jump Street and how long he had been working on it. They sent me the script over email and they only sent me about 50 pages. I was like, 'Is there an ending?' and they said, 'Yup, we'll send that to you.'"
"But we'll need the answer first," Jonah joked.
"I didn't need to read it though. I mean I really didn't. I've watched this kid forever and I'm a huge fan. I don't think [Ice] Cube was on just yet, but then the directors called me and it seemed like some of the most fun that I've ever read of the 50 pages that I read. I was like, 'Alright man, if you promise that I'm going to be funny then I'll sign.' And he did, man. He really helped me and held my hand all the way through it."
As for a sequel, Jonah says that's up to the audience.
"We would all love to make a sequel. It's dependent on if a big audience shows up to see the film and if they do, then we would all love to make a sequel," Jonah explained. "It's not really up to us."
You can watch Channing and Jonah in 21 Jump Street in theaters this Friday!