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Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum talk about romantic gifts (Valentine's Day special)

02/08/2012 by Nichole Hamilton

In honor of Valentine's Day, Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum of "The Vow" gushed to OnTheRedCarpet.com about their most romantic gifts.

McAdams, 33, and Tatum, 31, play lovebirds in the romance drama, which was released last week. The two have found love in real life, although not with each other - Tatum is married to actress Jenna Dewan and McAdams has been dating Michael Sheen, her co-star from the Oscar-nominated Woody Allen movie "Midnight In Paris," since at least early last year and confirmed their relationship in May 2011.

Tatum met Dewan on the set of the 2006 dance flick, "Step Up." The couple got engaged in September 2008 and were married on July 11, 2009 in Malibu, California. With Tatum, a self-proclaimed "practical joker," date night may be a foreign affair.

"I told my wife we were going to dinner, and then we just left the country," Tatum told OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Tony Cabrera. "We showed up at the airport."

The actor told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a separate interview that the bar for courtship "should be set high," adding: "I think it should be set higher, in a way. I think back in the day, things were more romantic, in a way. I don't know. I just think it's not that hard to be thoughtful. I hope that doesn't sound arrogant. I think it's fun to do stuff like that."

McAdams talked about how she was on the receiving end of a romantic gift.

"Someone had a dress made for me once," McAdams told OnTheRedCarpet.com, without revealing the person's name. "[They] found my measurements, and had it made perfectly to fit, and I thought for a guy, that was pretty impressive."

McAdams had also told OnTheRedCarpet.com that she appreciates personal gifts, "when someone really thought about what you'd like and something no one else would know about you."

"That makes it all the more special," she added.

In "The Vow," McAdams portrays a young woman who suffers a coma and severe memory loss after a car accident. When she wakes up and can't recall her husband Leo, played by Tatum, he must work to win her heart again. While the film has been associated with their previous Nicholas Sparks roles, Tatum told OnTheRedCarpet.com that "it's no fairytale."

"They're kind of cathartic, you know, I think they can teach you a lot," Tatum said. "I don't think we follow too many cliches in the movie - I think we easily could have done that, and it doesn't have that thing that you expect to happen, and I won't give it away, but I think that it can teach you stuff. Like, when I watched love stories growing up - it teaches you sort of how to go about relationships."

Reporting by Tony Cabrera, correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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