‘The Vow’ premiere: Making Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams cry
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It’s no secret that ‘The Vow,’ the romantic drama starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, is a tear-jerker. So what movies cause its stars to get a little emotional?
‘I cry at ‘Finding Neverland,’’ Tatum admitted at the Hollywood premiere of the film Monday evening.
‘Oh, yeah. That’s a sad one,’ McAdams agreed, adding that the film that always gets her is ‘The Way We Were.’
‘I mean, I woke my sister up [from crying so loud]. She was sleeping while I was watching it and woke up and was, like, ‘What’s wrong? What’s going on here?’’
‘The Vow’ is sure to induce a few sobbing sessions of its own when it hits theaters Friday. The film is based on the real-life tale of Krickitt Carpenter, a newlywed who got into an automobile accident and lost all memory of her husband, Kim.
The Carpenters, who attended the premiere, said ‘The Vow’ filmmakers spent time studying video interviews of the couple to ‘nail their personalities.’
‘The way in which it’s done is very moving. I cried,’ Kim Carpenter said. ‘Rachel and Channing just did an unbelievable job, and I think their portrayal was just dead on.’
Meanwhile, the young women lining Hollywood Boulevard may have been eager to catch a glimpse of Tatum, but we were more excited to catch up with Scott Speedman. That’s right, ladies, Ben from ‘Felicity.’
Speedman, who has mostly stuck to independent films since the college soap concluded in 2002, told us he enjoyed playing McAdams’ character’s jerky ex-fiancé.
‘This is my first time in a while I’ve done a big ... movie,’ he said. ‘[Before], I was just wanting to do darker, weirder things, and now I’m trying to do bigger things.’
And, we had to ask: Might there be a ‘Felicity’ reunion in the cards? And if so, where would Ben be in his life?
‘I thought it’d funny if he was in a darker place,’ Speedman said of his old character. When the show ended, ‘he was trying to be a doctor; I think maybe he didn’t make it, though.’
-- Amy Kaufman