Joseph Gordon Levitt was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno [via Celebrity Gossip], and he joked about his recent performance on SNL where he spoofed Channing Tatum’s character on ‘Magic Mike’.
He spoke up about the skit and what his friend Channing Tatum thought of the skit, saying, “He e-mailed me while it was on. In fact, he e-mailed me twice. His first e-mail was like, ‘You’re killin’ it.’ The second e-mail said, ‘Humping the floor equals amazing.’”
He also talks about his next movie ‘Lincoln’, and his co-star Daniel Day Lewis, saying, “He himself was such a different person than the character he played. And for him to go back and forth between cuts would kill the momentum. He stayed pretty much in. I never physically met Daniel until after we were done shooting. I had some contact with him. He sent me some really nice text messages and then he gave me a handwritten letter with this old fashioned fountain pen and old fashioned stationery. From what I understand, he actually studied Lincoln’s penmanship and he wrote it sort of as himself and sort of as Lincoln. He signed it A/D for Abraham and Daniel.”
When talking about what the letter actually contained, he said, “He was just welcoming me to the job, and I think he wanted to extend a warm welcome because when I met him in person, it was ‘Hello Robert’ (Joseph's character), not very warm, because that was their relationship. That was that.”