Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Goofball' Costar Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum Is a 'Goofball," Says Adrianne Palicki
From left: Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis and Duane "The Rock" Johnson

03/26/2013 AT 08:30 AM EDT

Making G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and the Rock, Adrianne Palicki was not one to be intimidated – not after all the noises they made.

"I'm more macho than all those guys," the actress, perhaps best known for TV's Friday Night Lights (2006-11), boasts to PEOPLE. "You spend that much time with them – you hear them burp, fart – you immediately become one of the dudes."

Tatum, it seems, also did something even more for the gang.

Speaking at New York's Drive In Studios during an Axe Face event earlier this month, Palicki, 29, said of PEOPLE's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive: "He's a goofball. I love the guy so much. He's a clown, and he would randomly break into song and dance when it was suppose to be serious. He kept everybody laughing."

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Channing Tatum, in G.I. Joe: Retaliation


Though she ducked a question on whether she has a current romantic interest ("Oh … I don't know"), she does admit to having a type when asked if she'd choose between Friday Night Lights's studly but troubled Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitch) or sweet and sensitive Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons).

"Probably Riggins when I was younger, but I'm going to say Landry now that I'm older," she says. "I want someone who is stable and awesome, and a good person who treats me well."

G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens March 28.

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