Jenna Dewan Tatum is so much fun to watch on “Witches of East End.” Does she have a favorite witch movie she likes?
—Kurt Cleveland, Des Moines, Iowa
Actually, “Practical Magic,” which starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, is one of her favorites, and because it is the story of two sisters, as is her series, she immediately made the comparison when she read the script for “Witches of East End” for the first time.
“I think there are a lot of similarities,” say Jenna Dewan Tatum, 32. “It was one of the things that really excited me about the project because I think that’s a really great movie, and it has a really great tone as far as witches and family and that dynamic goes.”
Tatum, who is married to Channing Tatum, 33, with whom she had a daughter Everly on May 31, 2013, finds herself wishing that some of her character’s magical powers would translate into real life. One such power she wishes she had would be a way to cure the fatigue she is experiencing courtesy of her baby girl.
“Being a new mom, I’d like to be able to snap my fingers and be asleep, because I’m a little sleep-deprived at the moment,” admits the Hartford, Connecticut, native.
So, while the first-time mom is happy to be starring in her new series, she admits it is definitely a challenge to go to the set and play her role as Freya, then come back and breastfeed her daughter. At the same time, she is very aware that she isn’t the only woman who has to learn how to juggle.
“I feel really grateful that I have these amazing women and an incredible network and studio behind us that’s so supportive,” she says. “They’re working the schedule around me. I’m having just tons of help, so I’m managing. It’s been quite nice to go and be creative and ignite that part of myself, and, I believe, it’s going to make me a better mom at the end of the day. And Channing has been amazing. He comes and visits me. He’s working at the same time right now. But we prepared for that.”