Well there are swords, and two guys are sword fighting. There’s a metaphor there I’m sure. And back in the Roman day I think it was probably more accepted than it is now. But there’s none in the movie. Me and [director Kevin Macdonald] talked a lot before we started filming: There is no love story in the movie, but it’s a relationship movie for sure. … I think Jamie had a lot of fun having me as a slave. I don’t think I took advantage of it like I should have when he was my slave. But Jamie, yeah — he abused me. So maybe there was some frustration coming out a little bit here and there. … Jamie and I have a bromance. We’ve been having sex for a few years now. [... It's] going fantastic.
—Channing Tatum, discussing he and co-star Jamie Bell’s new film The Eagle, likes it rough [via]