Hey Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum Wants to be America’s Sweetheart Too

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Attention Hollywood: Channing Tatum is ready for his Jennifer Lawrence moment, whenever and whatever that may be.

In the July issue of Cosmopolitan, the hunky actor and father-to-be dishes on everything from his marriage to his professional admiration of the Oscar winner everyone from your grandmother to your cat has quickly grown to love.

“I wouldn’t mind being the male Jennifer Lawrence,” Tatum says in the issue. “I think she’s incredibly cool.”

The White House Down star, who is expecting his first child with wife Jenna Dewan this summer, also opens up about his secret to a successful marriage and relationship.

“You have to want it. Jenna’s and my thing is checking in with each other all the time, like ‘On a scale from one to 10, how much do you love me right now?’ And you gotta be honest, and you’ve got to want an honest answer,” he says.

Tatum, of course, was crowned PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive last fall. But according to the 33-year-old, his love for food messes with his sexiness from time to time.

“I’m a fat kid on the inside. I love food so much and I fluctuate about 25-30 pounds between movies. I feel like I have to do a chess movie that requires very little movement at some point, just so I can eat pizza and play chess on the beach all day.”

Don’t we all, Channing, don’t we all.

The July issue of Cosmopolitan hits newsstands on June 4.