Channing Tatum's neck stops him getting film roles.

When that goes down I'll start freaking out then

The actor struggles to land serious parts because his well-built appearance is more suited to action movies.

Channing - who can soon be seen in 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra' - said: "I don't get offered the lawyer roles because I've got a thick neck from playing football.

"Because I can run and jump and look more like a soldier or a football player than some people, those types of roles come more easily in my direction. I really have to fight for the gritty dark roles and I have to prove myself - I have to go in and audition just like everybody else."

Channing, 29, is currently on the lookout for the perfect role to help him shed his action hero image.

He added: "There's not a lot out there right now that's great. But thankfully I've got enough to pay my bills for a while. When that goes down I'll start freaking out then."