Actor Channing Tatum and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive, at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards
IN PHOTO: Actor Channing Tatum and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum arrive, at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Channing Tatum recently talked about the preparation he’s done for his titular role in “Gambit.” The actor revealed he’s been learning some card tricks and also teased his character’s costume.

Channing Tatum is trying to stay true to his Marvel character based on his recent interview about the spinoff film, “Gambit.” In an exclusive video interview with Digital Spy, the actor was asked for some details about his character’s costume. He was also quizzed about his progress with learning Gambit’s Cajun accent and card skills. “Cards are always -- they're right there, actually," he said and nodded off towards where the cards are.

Producer and screenwriter Reid Carolin also confirmed with Screenrant that Channing Tatum is learning some card tricks. He revealed that magician David Kwong taught the actor how to throw cards and do slight of hand.

Talking about Gambit’s Cajun accent, Channing Tatum assured that “it’s all being worked on at the moment.” However, the actor admitted that he has yet to find the perfect guy who can teach him the accent. But he guaranteed that he knows where in the South he needs to go to look for that person.

“Generally that's how I do accents-- I'll find the person I want to sound like and not just do a generic Cajun accent,” he revealed.

According to Cinema Blend, Gambit’s Cajun accent is an integral part of the character’s identity. In the comics, the card-wielding hero found his roots in the streets of New Orleans, where he survived by stealing. Gambit, born Remy LeBeau, later on became a member of the Thieves’ Guild. Despite his appearances outside of the comics, the character reportedly retained his Cajun accent.

In terms of Gambit’s costume, Digital Spy asked whether Channing Tatum will wear the character’s classic pink and/or purple suit. However, the actor played coy and declined to reveal any concrete answer. But he teased the possibility of the classic costume when he said, "You want to give it some base of reality. If you do do it, you got to make it sort of relative to the reality."

Channing Tatum is the second actor to portray the role of Gambit in a live-film adaptation. Taylor Kitsch reportedly spoke the character’s Cajun accent very well in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

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