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Channing Tatum talks Gambits Cajun accent

Channing Tatum has been talking about his preparation for playing the role of Gambit in an upcoming X-Men film, and is keen to stress the importance of the character’s accent.

“I would say we’re going to try to do something a little bit different,” says Tatum, of the raging Cajun. “I don’t know how to exactly explain it just yet, but he’s a ‘character’ character.”

“He’s got a serious Cajun accent. I don’t know if you’ve heard a Cajun accent but it’s – I mean, we’re going to have to have subtitles sometimes.”

“He has almost a Jedi mind trick thing that I want to try to put in where he speaks patois. So I’m going to have to learn patois which is going to be hard, but, we’ll see.”

Good to see Tatum is doing his homework. We still don’t have official confirmation as to when we might see Gambit on screen, although Tatum has been hinting at the possibility of a solo movie to reintroduce the character…

Failing that, he should make his bow in X-Men: Apocalypse , which will open in the UK on 19 May 2016.

George Wales
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