With director Roland Emmerich’s latest actioner White House Down opening this weekend, Sony held a big press junket across the street from the White House. While I’ve done a lot of interviews, it was incredibly cool to be talking to the cast and Emmerich with the President’s home right in front of us. If you’ve missed all the trailers, the film follows a rejected Secret Service applicant (Channing Tatum) who must save the President (Jamie Foxx) when a heavily-armed paramilitary group takes over the White House. White House Down also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick, and Jason Clarke.
During my interview with Tatum and Foxx they talked about whether it was a fun shoot, the sequence they were most concerned about filming, the incredible matte painting behind them, what they collect, and more. In addition, we also talked about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Wachowski‘s Jupiter Ascending. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, if you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out 35 things to know and my extended interviews with Tatum, Emmerich, producers Brad Fischer and Reid Carolin, producer Harold Kloser, and production designer Kirk M. Petruecelli.
Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx:
- I mention the incredible matte painting behind them
- Was this a fun shoot
- What do they collect or nerd out for. Jamie explains why you shouldn’t buy him any birthday presents
- Was there a sequence or two before filming began that they wondered how they would shoot it. Channing talks about the car chase on the White House Lawn.
- Channing talks about the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending and Jamie Foxx talks about The Amazing Spider-Man 2