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Channing Tatum to T Magazine: I have never considered myself smart

Channing Tatum at 'Foxcatcher' at New York Film

Channing Tatum at 'Foxcatcher' at New York Film Festival in New York, NY on Oct. 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Jimi Celeste/

Channing Tatum is more than meets the eye.

For an upcoming T Magazine issue, the 34-year-old "Magic Mike" actor spoke out about dealing with dyslexia and ADHD throughout his childhood years.

"I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons," he told T. "Not having early success on that one path messes with you."

Tatum's adolescent years focused more on his physical being, and on a man so well-sculpted, it's no surprise that people wouldn't peg him as an artist, or a person of emotional depth. His close friends, however, know better.

"Football didn't stick. College didn't stick. And yet he has the highest emotional intelligence of anyone I know," said his best friend and colleague Reid Carolin.

And Tatum's days of college football, contractor jobs and working as a stripper are long behind him: With a stellar acting resume, a happy family, and a blossoming interest in sculpture, he's been able to rebuild. "?over time I've been able to develop other aspects of myself," he said.

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