Okay, so we’ve heard this story before, but it seriously never gets old! Channing Tatum stopped by Access Hollywood and retold the funny yet painful memory of burning his “little man” on the set of his new movie, The Eagle.
“It’s kind of a painful story,” Channing admitted to Access Hollywood on Thursday. “We were [filming] in a hypothermic river all day, for 13 hours. This poor guy had to run about 15 minutes up the hill to get this water that they’re boiling up by the trucks and run it down and then pour it down our wetsuits to keep our core warm so we can stay in the water all day.”
“We wrapped the scene, start walking up and here he comes with the bottle,” he continued. “Normally, he just poured it down — and it was boiling water — what happened was he didn’t get all the way down to the river to dilute it with river water.”
And that’s when things went very wrong!
“[I went] straight to the hospital,” Channing said. “Which is very, very humiliating holding your little burnt man!”
“Little?!?” Access asked.
“Oh, he was little at that point, I promise you,” Channing laughed back. “And you have two male nurses like, ‘Wow, man, that’s really bad,’ and you’re like, ‘Thanks. Can you get me something for this?’”
So how long did it take till Channing was “back in action?”
“Four days,” he said. “You gotta wrap it up and get back in the game!”
The Eagle hits theaters on Feb. 11.