Have you heard of the new web series Speechless with Carly Fleischmann? No? Well you’re about to. Because this is one series that we really think will take off — especially given the high calibre talent of the young woman’s first guest star: Channing Tatum.
The Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star was happy to be Fleischmann’s first interview, and given how well it went down, we can see why he was the perfect choice. You see, not only is this web series special because it may be the first non-verbal interview show out there, but Fleischmann — who has autism and must ask all her questions by typing them out — is actually really darned great at interviewing.
“He has been a stripper, a police officer, a secret agent, a reporter, a boyfriend to many, and soon he will dump his wife to be with me,” she says in her intro. “I welcome Channing Tatum.”
The hilarious interview is pure gold, from Fleischmann asking Tatum if he’d date a 21-year-old person with autism as her first question to both of their gigantic grins throughout the entire thing.
In the seven-minute clip, she goes from topics like Tatum’s wife and what he was like as a younger kid sneaking out of the house to whether he was able to get people to take him seriously when he first starting out in Hollywood. Then she gets into the real nuggets, like which of his friends would he keep his daughter from dating, whether he practices his Dirty Dancing moves, and how he would face his greatest fears. (Hint: it involves an actual, creepy doll.)
If this is just Fleischmann’s first interview, we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Especially if her subjects are as good a sport about it all as Tatum.
Because really, we needed another reason to love that dude.