Channing Tatum says Amanda Bynes "definitely helped" launch his career as an actor.
"She definitely helped. Man, I thank her every day," Tatum said while attending the opening night of Magic Mike Live in London.
"She helped me. She got me in that movie. I'm so happy that she's killing it now and back on her feet. I love her," he added.
Bynes had said in an interview with Paper published this week that she pushed for Tatum's casting in "She's the Man" while the actor was a relative unknown.
"He'd just done a Mountain Dew commercial and I was like, 'This guy's a star -- every girl will love him!'' she recalled.
"But [the producers] were like, 'He's so much older than all of you!' And I was like, 'It doesn't matter! Trust me!'"
He is slated for the Marvel movie "Gambit," which is scheduled for release in 2020.